Arts funding

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Latest Huffington Post UK blog on Labour’s plan for tuition fees

I have updated my Huffington Post UK blog today with an entry outlining my thoughts on Labour’s plans to lower tutition fees to £6,000 a year. “Ed Miliband has faced down internal and external criticism for his proposal to cut undergraduate … Continue reading

What I’d like to see the next government do to help the design industry

I was asked by Design Week – ‘What’s the first thing you’d like to see the next government do to help the design industry?” “Government needs to see creative subjects as more than just a skill-set. Creativity is a way … Continue reading

Writing in the Guardian about how universities spend their tuition fee income

I’ve written an article for the Guardian Higher Education Network, dispelling some of the myths regarding how universities spend student tuition fees. “Public debate on higher education has become obsessed with funding, but there are some facts that are rarely … Continue reading

Featured in new HEPI book about student fees and engagement

I have contributed an essay to a new book put together by Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) entitled ‘What do I get? Ten essays on student fees, student engagement and student choice’. My essay outlines our view at UAL that … Continue reading

Writing about the introduction of postgrad loans in Times Higher Education

I wrote for Times Higher Education about why despite the recent introduction of postgraduate loans, the government’s education funding aims still remain a puzzle. Coherent higher education policy? Far from it “Should we be grateful for the postgraduate loans system … Continue reading

Lessons for Government from latest creative industries report

Latest Government figures paint a powerful picture of the UK’s creative industries, which in 2012 out-performed all other sectors of the economy. They are now worth £71.4 billion a year and employ 1.68 million people – 5.6% of the workforce. … Continue reading

Maria Miller and valuing the arts

Culture Secretary Maria Miller made a speech today strongly encouraging the cultural sector to focus on their economic value in order to make the case for public funding – you can see more about her comments here.