Universities should be at the heart of our national debate

Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor, Nottingham Trent University

Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor, Nottingham Trent University

Can we expect an unaccustomed and not entirely welcome focus on universities at the coming General Election? Or are we in a position where, as Oscar Wilde said, ‘There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about’.

It is a delightful epigram, but not one that those responsible for our major universities would necessarily endorse in the lead up to one of the most uncertain elections in recent history. Continue reading