Structure

(1) A modular structure would replace degrees.

(2) There would be no point of graduation.

(3) There would be full participation.

(4) Part-time study would be the norm.

(5) University staff would also be university students.

(6) Universities would work closely with employers.

(7) Higher, further, and community education providers would collaborate closely.

(8) The distinction between higher and further education would ultimately dissolve.

(9) The distinction between Bachelor’s and Master’s study would dissolve.

(10) Admission to doctoral study would remain relatively unchanged.

(11) Doctoral study would be treated as a job.

Admissions

(12) Access to initial study would be completely open.

(13) Access to some routes beyond initial study would be completely open.

(14) Access to specialist routes beyond initial study would be fairer.

(15) Admissions would treat state education as the norm.

(16) University admissions would be decoupled from school results.

(17) Admission to doctoral study would be encouraged for those without prior university qualifications.

Funding

(18) Initial study would be free for all. The first 60 credits of study would be free as well as open access.

(19) Lifelong learning would become the norm.

(20) University teaching would be funded by a participatory education tax.

(21) Half of PET revenue would be allocated centrally for strategic purposes.

(22) Half of the PET revenue would be distributed in each
region through a system of participatory budgeting.

(23) Regions would have the power to raise additional funds for higher education.

(24) Universities would become more responsive to societal needs.

Participation

(25) Local communities would have priority in initial study.

(26) Dedicated student housing would be integrated with
other housing models.

(27) Childcare would be central to all universities.

(28) Flexible learning and assessment would become
the norm.

(29) All curricula would be inclusive.

(30) Communities would be involved in setting priorities.

(31) The history of exclusion from universities would form part of curricula on all courses.

(32) Distinctive communities of knowledge would be created.

(33) Communities of knowledge would be responsive to changes in society.

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