In this month’s issue of Graduate Recruiter, James Kewin, Managing Director of CFE explores how Lord Browne’s independent review of funding due in October, and the Government’s response to its findings might affect the graduate talent pipeline.
In the article, ‘The quality v quantity debate’, James looks at the statistics and policy in this area and discusses what the implications are for graduate recruiters. He highlights ideas outlined by Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills that should be welcomed by graduate recruiters including opening up higher education to private providers, offering less protection to inefficient universities and increasing flexible learning.
James says: “In the post-Browne world, the twin challenges for Government will be to ensure that the quality of higher education provision is maintained and that the most able students can progress to university, irrespective of their background.“
He adds: “as the pipeline of graduate talent begins before university, the Government has a responsibility to ensure that it remains open to the brightest and best students. In responding to the Browne review, the Government has a golden opportunity to reshape the supply of graduates for the next decade or more. Let’s hope they take it.”
The full article published in the October/November 2010 issue of Graduate Recruiter, the publication of the Association of Graduate Recruiters is available here.