What is the role of university leaders in reshaping universities in England?
Post 1992s more concerned to do government’s bidding
Respondents claimed to adapt government policies to local context and pursue own initiatives
Yet aside from organisational restructuring, how much evidence is there of HE distance from government agendas? (e,g use of block grant, QR)
As a sector, compared with HE in some other EU countries, UK HE leaders not very resistant to government and speak with divided voice (Russell Group, 94 group, Million Plus etc) - election prospects and post election HE funding hence at risk