Surrey Views

Where members of our Executive Board and staff share their opinions on the latest issues.

‘Online education can help equalise global access to high-quality HE’

Provost Tim Dunne says higher international fees for in-person courses are vital to universities, but online students can be charged the same wherever they live. This article first appeared in Times Higher Education on 25 February 2024. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela’s stirring message, […]

‘The agile will survive and prosper in troubled times for HE sector’

Provost Tim Dunne reflects on PwC’s report on Financial Sustainability in the Higher Education sector. “Last week, the professional services firm PwC published a report on Financial Sustainability in the Higher Education sector. The report was commissioned by Universities UK, and its analysis was drawn from data shared by 84 universities. To say the report is timely […]

What does the Augur Review mean for the University of Surrey?

Martine Carter, Vice-President Strategy, Planning and Performance, reflects on the Government’s response to post-18 education funding reforms… After a delay of almost three years, the Government finally published its response to the Augar post-18 education funding review last week.  So, was it worth the wait?  Overall, the plans are significant but a long way off the […]