Devolution and higher education
An interesting report, Devolution and higher education: impact and future trends, has just been published by think tank Universities UK. The 60 page document critically examines the impact of political devolution on higher education policy. It compares the experiences and impact of the system in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Topics covered include the effect upon student participation rates, cross-border movements of students and the impact of the different financial regimes of university tuition fees upon student numbers and social backgrounds in the different regions.