An open letter to Mr. Willetts

Dear Mr. Willetts,

It is becoming increasingly clear the way in which you and the rest of the coalition government wants universities to operate. You have outlined today that you want to give students more ‘consumer power’ putting students in the ‘driving seat’. Well, that’s that then. We, as university academic employees may as well shut down our word processors, lay down or methodological weaponry, stop exploring the world and staple ourselves to the lectern. It seems that ‘lecturers’ will be just a byword for a teacher with a few more letters after their name.

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