Matt McGowan explains why opening up university places is admirable but will fail unless it is matched with better funding.
This year almost 90 per cent of school leavers who applied to go to university got a place. That’s because the government removed the caps on university enrolments to create more opportunities for those from lower socio-economic groups.
But Matt McGowan from the National Tertiary Education Union tells 3Q that academics are already suffering with the swelling numbers of foreign fee paying students. With this new influx – which brings in much less funding capital – the pressures on the system will be magnified.
He talks about the NTEU’s campaign Invest in Universities calling for a fix to the problem.
Two Party Preferred: 14 May 2019
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- Type of volunteering engaged with
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