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Browne Report (2010, England)

The Browne Report of 2010 was the outcome of an independent review of higher education funding and student finance in England. Its primary task was to make recommendations to the government on the future of fees policy and financial support for full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students. Its argument that funding should follow the student was a radical departure from the existing way that higher education institutions were financed. The report was controversial not just for its consumer model of higher education but also for unusual features related to how the review was undertaken. This entry outlines the origins, process, and content of the Browne Report of 2010, together with its impact on subsequent government reforms.

Origins

The origin of the Browne Review was a ...

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