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Keeping on

The director of Hepi makes a notable intervention as the electoral clock ticks down

“You must go on. I can’t go on. I’ll go on,” Samuel Beckett famously wrote in his novel The Unnamable. Working in higher education can often feel like being a character in Beckett’s fiction, whether it’s endlessly waiting for Horizon Europe or being buried up to the neck while others insist you are experiencing happy days.

This morning, Nick Hillman, director of the Higher Education Policy Institute, publishes a blogpost entitled: “Can the higher education sector just carry on as it is now?” In truth, the article is much more than a blogpost, being the text of a speech delivered by Hillman to a joint meeting of the senate and council at Lancaster University last Friday.

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