Historic @Coop_CollegeUK board meeting today commits to exploring feasibility of a British cooperative university. https://t.co/ftM2RXfcLg
— Nigel Todd (@nigelwingrove) October 12, 2017
“At at a historic meeting on Thursday 12th October the Co-operative College Board committed to exploring a federated co-operative university and all of its possibilities. This includes co-operative governance, pedagogy, curriculum and new approaches to fees and funding. We are planning to meet with HEFCE in November and Students for Co-operation colleagues will be with us at that meeting.
This builds on the great work that continues to be done elsewhere exploring new models of higher education. We are not suggesting we have any sort of blueprint and we will be reaching out to all those interested in working co-operatively with us to rethink and remake a new higher education model.”
Dr Cilla Ross, 16th October 2017, Co-operative Higher Education mailing list
Update 6th December 2017: The first meeting with HEFCE was held today and Simon Parkinson, the Principle of the Co-op College tweeted:
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