11 July 2019

CGHE director pens Guardian article on impact of Augar report

Cutting fees for arts and humanities degrees would damage Stem subjects, states Simon Marginson

CGHE director Simon Marginson has written for The Guardian today on the recent Augar report and how it pits arts against sciences, with both losing out.

Marginson states that Augar “is a solid review, refreshingly non-ideological in tone, but undermined by a flawed vision and wishful thinking”.

However, some of its proposals – and its less attractive one-liners about low-value courses and too many graduates – are likely to seep into policy. But it lacks the momentum of a great reform. It gives but it takes away, handicapped by having to be fiscally neutral, stated Marginson.

You can read the full Guardian article here.