Cambridge Defend Education Conference
from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
In January, we learned that the government would not pursue a Higher Education Bill this year. This was a vindication and a victory for students, academics, and staff who have spent the last two years campaigning against the government's destructive plans for universities.
But while some of the proposals will have been dropped with the HE Bill, others, it has been noted, "can still be achieved without primary legislation." Without the clear chance to oppose government proposals in a Bill, what are the next steps for those who seek to challenge the privatisation, marketisation, and overall impoverishment of higher education?
Featuring talks from
ANDREW MCGETTIGAN (independent researcher, http://andrewmcgettigan.org/)
DIANE REAY (Professor of Education, Cambridge; researcher on inequality in
UCU and STUDENT ACTIVISTS (to be confirmed)
followed by discussions led by JOHN HOLMWOOD (University of Nottingham;
editor, A Manifesto for the Public University; Campaign for Public University)
and GURMINDER K BHAMBRA (University of Warwick; Campaign for Public