An introduction to higher education

  • Who's it for

    This is a new course aimed primarily at those members of staff, both academic and support, who are new to the HE sector and want to find out more. It is also targeted at existing staff members who want to expand their knowledge about the sector they work in.


    The aim of this programme is to provide people with an understanding of the wider context in which they operate and hopefully, make their work more interesting. By the end of the session, staff will be able to identify priorities for Brookes and will be able make better informed decisions in their role.  

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      • Describe the political, financial and economic context in which Universities operate
      • Define the organisational status of Universities
      • Identify the funding arrangements for Universities
      • Find out what 'governance' means in Universities and how it is managed at Oxford Brookes
      • Clarify the relationship between central Government and universities
      • Define the key changes facing universities and how Oxford Brookes is responding.


      • Tea and coffee will be available.
        (Lunch will be available for full day workshops)

      Joining Instructions

      • Joining instructions: will be sent to you by email 10 days prior to the workshop.  


      • Evaluation: your comments are valuable and you will be asked to complete a form at the end of the workshop.

      Unable to attend

      • Please let us know asap (email if you are unable to attend as we can give your space to another participant.

      The course will be run in an interactive, participative way. There will be plenty of opportunity for group discussion.  If you enjoy this course you might like to try one of the modules on the MA Education (Higher Education).

      • Alison Cumpsty