Authored by Professor Alison Wolf of King’s College London, with supporting analysis by Education Policy Institute researchers, Remaking Tertiary Education argues that English technical education is in need of urgent reform – and that the current system for funding university level qualifications is unsustainable and highly inefficient.
Professor Wolf argues that our higher education system is increasingly expensive, but is failing to serve the needs of our economy or of students. This is a direct result of the funding arrangements created by recent governments. In this report, she proposes radical and significant reform to funding for post-secondary education qualifications, designed to support better choices for all young people, encourage innovation, and create courses which are better suited to labour market needs and more economically rational for the country.
The findings from Professor Wolf’s report were delivered at the Education Policy Institute 2016 Annual Lecture.