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In: Drivers and Barriers to Achieving Quality in Higher Education
In: Drivers and Barriers to Achieving Quality in Higher Education
In: Drivers and Barriers to Achieving Quality in Higher Education
Chapter 4 The Challenges of Brexit
Author: Heather Eggins

Abstract

This chapter examines the impact on UK higher education of the UK referendum decision to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016. A study of the individual responses of members of governing bodies of the UK institutions and their collective decisions is presented. The likely effects on university funding and research collaboration, on academic staff mobility and research capacity, and on student access are considered. Analysis of the findings indicates that a range of new strategies are being mooted, including the development of new income streams and the expansion of student markets. However, the problem of how best to respond to uncertainty remains.

In: Universities as Political Institutions
Volume Editor: Heather Eggins
The massive expansion of higher education across all continents is one of the defining features of our century. This volume examines two dimensions of this: those of access and equity. Building on the country studies undertaken by this group of Fulbright New Century Scholars, the book offers a unique focus in its commitment to bring together an analysis of the theoretical literature on equity; a focus on the methodological problems of measuring access and equity from a comparative perspective; a comparative analysis of trends and policy developments set in a global framework; and a comparative analysis of targeted initiatives which are currently in place in different societies. The need to develop a comparative research programme addressing the question of measuring equity is noted. The volume will be of interest to a broad range of readers: policy makers and researchers at international, national and local levels; non-governmental bodies; higher education institutions; and members of the public interested in these topics. During a period of financial constraint, the provision of access to higher education for disadvantaged groups, and their retention in higher education, remains a continuing and important issue.
In: Access and Equity
In: Access and Equity
In: Access and Equity
In: Access and Equity
In: Access and Equity