The Assault on Universities: A Manifesto for Resistance

The Assault on Universities A Manifesto for Resistance With funding cuts well under way and many institutions already promising to charge the maximum yearly tuition fee university education for the majority is under threat This book exposes the tru

  • Title: The Assault on Universities: A Manifesto for Resistance
  • Author: MichaelBailey Des Freedman Michael Bailey
  • ISBN: 9780745331911
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Paperback
  • With funding cuts well under way and many institutions already promising to charge the maximum 9,000 yearly tuition fee, university education for the majority is under threat This book exposes the true motives behind the government s programme and provides the analytical tools to fight it.Widespread student protests and occupations, often supported by staff, unions and sWith funding cuts well under way and many institutions already promising to charge the maximum 9,000 yearly tuition fee, university education for the majority is under threat This book exposes the true motives behind the government s programme and provides the analytical tools to fight it.Widespread student protests and occupations, often supported by staff, unions and society at large, show the public s opposition to funding cuts and fee increases The contributors to this sharp, well written collection, many of whom are active participants in the anti cuts movement, outline what s at stake and why it matters They argue that university education is becoming increasingly skewed towards vocational degrees, which devalues the arts and social sciences subjects that allow creativity and political inquiry to flourish.Released at the beginning of the new academic year, this book will be at the heart of debates around the future of higher education in the UK and beyond, inspiring both new and seasoned activists in the fight for the soul of our universities.

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    1. Although higher education – universities and the like – have always served the needs of the social élites there is also a sense that in the last few years the place of the university as a capstone of a system of liberal education has come under attack, and there is little doubt that the form, character and rate of change in the last few years has been intense, dramatic and unfettered. One of the weaknesses of much of the critique of these changes has been a sense, variously explicit, that i [...]

    2. I never went to university and I always hated students as a young man. In a large university city I resented how much I felt they were pandered to and given offers on drinks and food everywhere you went. I saw them all as rich kids from the south whose mummy and daddy paid for everything for them. Ironic then that I should end up working in a university serving those very same people. Thankfully, by the time I got this job my prejudicial days were behind me and I hope I provide a good service to [...]

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