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‘Mickey Mouse degrees’ and a chat with the Centre for Global Higher Education’s new director

Another day, another policy bomb is dropped in the Conservatives’ election campaign. This time, it’s “Mickey Mouse” degrees that are on the front pages of the Mail and the Express.

Overnight, Conservative Campaign HQ has been briefing that should the party win the next election, it would cull “poor quality” university courses that do not result in high graduate salaries. The party estimates that undergraduate degrees attended by one in eight students would be closed, freeing up £900 million to spend on 100,000 new apprenticeships by the end of the next parliament.

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