Video: higher education and the 2015 general election

Policy Exchange conference, in association with Times Higher Education

June 10, 2014

On 7 June 2014 the think tank Policy Exchange hosted a day of debate on what the main political parties should promise on education in their 2015 general election manifestos, in media partnership with Times Higher Education and TES.

The panel session that focused on higher education heard from:

  • Mark Leach, editor-in-chief of the blog WonkHE
  • Alan Smithers, director of the Centre for Education and Employment Research at the University of Buckingham
  • Rachel Wenstone, vice-president for higher education at the National Union of Students
  • Thomas Docherty, professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Warwick
  • Nick Hillman, director of the Higher Education Policy Institute.

It was chaired by David Matthews, reporter at Times Higher Education.

Times Higher Education free 30-day trial

You've reached your article limit

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 6 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Featured Jobs

Professor in Music and Performance UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES
Professor in Design UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES
Professor of Storytelling UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES
Professor of Creative Industries UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES
Postdoctoral Position in Modelling of Farming Systems SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES SLU

Most Commented

question marks PhD study

Selecting the right doctorate is crucial for success. Robert MacIntosh and Kevin O'Gorman share top 10 tips on how to pick a PhD

Pencil lying on open diary

Requesting a log of daily activity means that trust between the institution and the scholar has broken down, says Toby Miller

India, UK, flag

Sir Keith Burnett reflects on what he learned about international students while in India with the UK prime minister

Application for graduate job
Universities producing the most employable graduates have been ranked by companies around the world in the Global University Employability Ranking 2016
Construction workers erecting barriers

Directly linking non-EU recruitment to award levels in teaching assessment has also been under consideration, sources suggest