Pucker up, piglets | Simon Blackburn | Times Higher Education | 7 July 2011
Having made a pig of university funding, the government had to dress it up. But who will be seduced by a brazen shade of ‘Student Experience’ lipstick or the White Paper’s other blandishments?
The tone of the government’s White Paper on higher education in England is set early on: “Higher education has a fundamental value in itself and our universities are, in many ways, world-class: in research; in attracting international students; and in contributing to the economy. But the challenge they face is putting the undergraduate experience at the heart of the system: that is the key issue addressed in this White Paper.”