Who are universities for? A book launch
15 November 2018, 6.00 PM - 15 November 2018, 7.30 PM
Reception Room Wills Memorial Building Bristol BS8 1RL
Who are universities for? And are they still fit for purpose? A new book by three Bristol academics argues for a radical shake up of how we organise and fund higher education and how it fits into our lives.
At this event, Tom Sperlinger, Richard Pettigrew and Josie McLellan will introduce their proposals for a very different university system, where part time study is the norm, and where admission to university is no longer determined by A-Levels. They contend that this will result in a university that is fairer, healthier, and more responsive to the needs of both students and society.
These proposals will be debated by a panel of experts, including Nasra Ayub (Bristol SU), Nicola Dandridge (Chief executive, Office for Students) and other speakers (to be confirmed), followed by a Q&A and a chance for the audience to have their say.
Copies of the book will be available to buy at a launch discount.