CONTENTS: 1. Introduction (Claire Callender and Peter Scott); 2. Public Expenditure and Tuition Fees: The search for alternative ways to pay for higher education (Michael Shattock); 3. The Coalition Government's reform of higher education: Policy formation and political process (Peter Scott); 4. A bridge too far: An economic critique of marketization of higher education (Gareth Williams); 5. The end of mystery and the perils of explicitness (Ronald Barnett); 6. As easy as AAB: The impact of the quasi-market on institutions, student numbers and the HE sector (Gill Wyness); 7. Widening participation and social mobility (Anna Vignoles); 8. Part-time undergraduate student funding and financial support (Claire Callender); 9. Aspects of UK private Higher Education (Paul Temple); 10. Postgraduate education: Overlooked and forgotten? (Geoff Whitty and Joel Mullan); 11. Leading the British university today: Your fate in whose hands?; 12. Conclusion (Claire Callender and Peter Scott); Index.
Claire Callender is Professor of Higher Education Policy at Birkbeck, University of London and Professor of Higher Education Studies at the Institute of Education, London. Her research and writing has focused on student finances in higher education. Sir Peter Scott is Professor of Higher Education Studies at the Institute of Education, London. He was Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University London from 1998 until 2010 and a member of the board of the Higher Education Funding Council for England from 2000 until 2006