Universities are not there to spoon-feed

UK“Both the National Union of Students and Lord Mandelson, whose ministerial brief includes higher education, are making an issue of the number of “contact hours” between faculty and students, especially in the arts and humanities. It appears that Lord Mandelson wishes universities to market themselves along the lines of commercial organisations, now that students have to pay more out of their own pockets for their education …” (more)

[AC Grayling, Guardian, 10 November]


One Response to “Universities are not there to spoon-feed”

  1. Tommy Says:

    Perhaps not spoon-feed, but they do have a responsibility to provide “value-for-money” in what is becoming an increasingly marketised system of education 🙂

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