Who are Universities for?

Re-making Higher Education

Josie McLellan, Tom Sperlinger and Richard Pettigrew

Who are Universities for?

Josie McLellan, Tom Sperlinger and Richard Pettigrew

Distributed for Bristol University Press

112 pages | 5 x 7 3/4
Paper $18.00 ISBN: 9781529200386 Will Publish October 2018 For sale in North and South America only

Higher education in the United Kingdom is no longer suited for the role it was intended to play in society. Today’s students struggle with unprecedented levels of debt, and, upon graduating, many of them will face a tough job market dominated by poorly paid internships.

Who Are Universities For? argues for a radical change in the organization of higher education in the United Kingdom, both how it relates to work and fits into students’ lives. It proposes a system that is more diverse, more democratic, and more connected to the outside world. A twenty-first-century university, the authors argue, would offer classes not only during the day but on nights and weekends, and would have an admissions policy that opens the door to anyone ready and willing to engage with the curriculum. Daringly, this system would be the norm across institutions and disciplines.

A short but deeply practical book, Who Are Universities For? will be of interest to anyone currently working or studying in higher education.

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