Why do people go to university?

“Changes to admis­sions sys­tems in the UK and Ire­land simply tinker with the exist­ing approach. They don’t address the more fun­da­mental changes in the rela­tion­ship between uni­ver­sity edu­ca­tion, eco­nomic and social life. We’re in the middle of a lot of changes in aca­demia, with the fees increase for stu­dents in Eng­land eli­cit­ing a response in Scot­land, and a report in Ire­land sug­gest­ing changes to the ‘points’ sys­tem of admis­sions to intro­duce more tar­get­ing …” (more)

[simondobson.org, 8 September]

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