Sunday, 28 June 2009

Hefce considered ‘nuclear option’ over London Met (THES)

26 June 2009, By Melanie Newman

Dissolution was considered by funding chiefs as a ‘last resort’. Melanie Newman reports

Funding chiefs considered plans to take the “nuclear option” and dissolve London Metropolitan University during the ongoing crisis engulfing the institution.

Times Higher Education has obtained copies of ministerial correspondence that show that the Higher Education Funding Council for England considered closure, albeit as the last resort.
Read the rest of the article, with comments, here. Whoever is to blame for this mess - whether HEFCE, management of LMU, or a combination of both - it shouldn't be us staff and students who have to pay the price. If you do comment on this piece, remember our guide to writing to the media & commenting on websites here.

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