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A consultation on quality and standards is causing concern among universities

“Unfortunately, I think higher education will always be a political football,” former universities and science minister Chris Skidmore told a webinar hosted by the London Higher group of universities yesterday.

“I think there are enough strong views on either side, both in terms of political parties but sadly also in terms of the media and population, that it will be always too tempting, I think, for politicians not to play party politics with higher education.”

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