In spite of persistent lobbying by the University and College Union, not least in our recent report on the scandals in the US for-profit sector, the Coalition government seems hell-bent on opening up the UK university sector for private sector profit. BPP, which is owned by Apollo, Kaplan and Laureate have been lobbying the government [...]
Sharing resources on Navitas
Earlier this year, Navitas, the Australian private education provider announced two new partnerships with UK higher education institutions, including Portsmouth and Plymouth Universities. UCU has produced a campaign briefing which gives some background on Navitas, which you can download here: http://www.ucu.org.uk/utilities/action/act_download.cfm?mediaid=2796
In Autumn 2008, the UCU branch at Manchester Metropolitan University successfully [...]
UCU campaign briefing on INTO
This briefing was produced as part of UCU’s campaign against INTO’s plans to set up a joint venture with Queen’s University Belfast in January 2009. It was aimed at the university’s governing body.