Delegates representing RSC-supported specialist Higher Education institutions, larger HEIs within the region and FE colleges with significant HE provision gathered at Brettenham House on 26 February 2010 to engage with the debate of how recently announced funding cuts for the sector will impact their operations, whilst seeking to maintain Government agendas.
Drawing on views expressed by colleagues in Further Education and at ULCC, some key strategic questions for the future emerged:
- What are the key underpinning values that the sector and indiviual providers need to hold on to during uncertain times?
- How can the twin aims of efficiency and effectiveness be held together given the pressures that HE (and FE) will face over the coming years?
- How could providers best ensure that present and future technological initiatives are quality driven to achieve a positive impact and/or return on investment?