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Fears 'economic hit squad' will use Covid crisis to kill off some UK universities

Appointments to ‘restructuring’ board fuel concerns over cuts to courses and student numbers Higher education experts are warning that the government may use the coronavirus crisis to turn struggling universities into polytechnics and slash student numbers. Ministers have appointed a board for the government’s “Higher education restructuring regime”, which has been set up to help universities in financial trouble. Some academics are calling it an “economic hit squad”. Continue reading...

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