Press release

million+ launches publication which debates the key policy areas for higher education

30 Mar 2015

The university think-tank, million+, has published a series of opinion pieces in its newest publication ‘The HE Debate: Where next for..?’ which was launched today (30 March).

‘The HE Debate: Where next for..?’ features contributions from Peers, Vice-Chancellors, academics and sector organisations, who offer their insight examining key policy areas that have influenced higher education since 2010 and will continue to have a major impact in the run up to the 2015 General Election and beyond.

Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive of the university think-tank million+, said:

"The publication explores a diverse range of issues and makes for essential reading for anyone with an interest in higher education and the sector in general.

“Ahead of the imminent General Election and the uncovering of policies by all parties there is much to be said about the future of higher education, and our commentators kick-start the conversations that need to be had on significant areas. If we want to successfully move forward as a sector ministers must take heed of the points being raised."


Notes to Editors

  1. For further information or to arrange an interview, contact Rochelle Owusu-Antwi, Press and Communications Officer, million+ on 020 7717 1658 / 07527 336 795 or email
  2. million+ is a leading university think-tank. More information can be found at
  3. The full The HE Debate: Where next? can be found on the million+ website here.
  4. The million+ publication A Manifesto for Universities can be found here.
  5. The contributors featured are:

-Where next for… Anchor Institutions? Professor Shirley Atkinson, Interim Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sunderland

-Where next for… Devolution? Professor Andrea Nolan, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University

-Where next for… High level skills? Neil Carberry, Director of Employment and Skills, CBI

-Where next for… Research? Professor Nora Ann Colton, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of East London

-Where next for… Students? Megan Dunn, Vice-President (Higher Education), National Union of Students

-Where next for… Internationalisation? Professor Robin Middlehurst, Professor of Higher Education, Kingston University

-Where next for… A graduate tax? Baroness Margaret Sharp of Guildford

- Where next for… funding? Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, million+