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The Degradation of Higher Education in the UK

A one-day Conference of Concerned Academics
University College London (UCL)
Saturday 25 January 2003

10.00
Welcome
10.05-10.20
Sally Hunt (Gen. Sec. AUT) & Paul Mackney (Gen. Sec NATFHE)
10.20-10.40
What has happened to HE in the UK?
Mary Davis (History, London Metropolitan)
10.40-11.00
Modular madness: the end of education?
Bob Brecher (Philosophy, Brighton)
11.00-11.20
tea, coffee
11.20-12.30
Workshops on the fragmentation of knowledge:
  1. Art and design: Peter Seddon (Art, Brighton)
  2. Humanities/social sciences: Michael Loughlin(Philosophy, Manchester Met)
  3. Natural sciences: Richard Faragher (Pharmacy, Brighton)
12.30-12.45
Reports back from workshops
12.45-13.45
Lunch
13.45-14.30
Keynote Address
Colin Bundy, Director, SOAS, London
14.30-15.30
Workshops
  1. Atomization: Gerry Mars (Business Studies, Newcastle)
  2. Quality? What quality?: Cécile Deer (Ecomomics, Balliol College, Oxford)
  3. Complicity: Paul Taylor (Social Science, Salford)
  4. The mechanization of graduate education: Miriam David (Education, Keele)
15.30-15.50
tea, coffee
15.50-17.00
Higher Education for All - What is to be Done?:
Tom Hickey (Political Economy, Brighton)

Conference fee, including a sandwich lunch, £25 waged (payable to University College, London); unwaged free.

To reserve a place contact:

Simon Renton
History Dept
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

Email s.renton@ucl.ac.uk or visit the conference website, http://www.ucl.ac.uk/history/quality/