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University of Warwick VC: “Higher education awaits upheaval”

“Higher education awaits upheaval” writes University of Warwick Vice-Chancellor Nigel Thrift, likening the current condition of the UK universities sector to a period during the initial eight months after the British entered the Second World War “of relative but threatening calm before serious hostilities began”. I find it an apt metaphor for describing the resigned inactivity which characterises widely acknowledged opposition to government plans for universities and students. We witness the collective sensation of examining a sustained blow that is yet to bleed; of preparing for medicine to be administered by an unknown doctor.

via Huffingtonpost


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