Online portals aid access to education

July 5, 2002

Do-it-yourself online admission and fees payment to the academic course of your choice is fast becoming a reality with the rapid development of portals in post-16 education, senior managers heard at the first European conference on portals for post-16 education in Nottingham this week.

Opening the conference, Portals 2000: An Institutional Imperative, Sir Colin Campbell, vice-chancellor of the University of Nottingham, said that portals were a strategic necessity, especially with the globalisation of higher education.

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