CANVAS: Higher Education Spring 2017 - page 3

igher education in the UK continues to develop
significantly, while simultaneously facing a number of
specific and recent challenges. With an uncertain European
landscape, increased scrutiny from government and
growing competition, both at home and internationally,
the sector is under pressure to demonstrate its ability to
navigate a complex set of issues.
Higher Education has history and experience on its side
and an ability to evolve, adapt and thrive across the
centuries. The institutions in the UK, both old and young,
have shown repeatedly that they can survive, but will they
thrive during the next decade?
In this edition, and within this context, we talk to Dr
Jennifer Barnes about how the Higher Education sector is
evolving. Its value, success and reputation is premised on
change, both incremental and disruptive. She discusses
why a strong cross-sector approach is fundamental for
UK Higher Education, while maintaining its academic
excellence, for which it is recognised worldwide.
Stephen Bampfylde
Evolve or Die? A view from the
chair on the changing face of
the university council.
At the beginning of 2016 Saxton
Bampfylde produced a
providing insight into the
strategic direction and changing
face of university councils in the
UK. If you would like to discuss this
further, hear more or attend one of
our regular events do please do get
in touch.
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