In today’s Higher Education landscape, a humanities education risks becoming something that only the wealthy can afford
The current political emphasis on the future salary advantages of university degrees, coupled with fear of debt, is pushing school-leavers to opt for vocational courses. IF is offering free humanities courses for young people who want to study humanities subjects but are priced out of today's higher education market. IF: This University is Free aims to increase accessibility to higher education particularly in humanities and social science subjects by creating a free foundation course drawing upon online content and cultural events in urban centres.
HOW FELLOWS CAN HELP
We are looking to hear from Fellows with:
- Higher Education Expertise - Engagement with fellows involved in higher education policy and practice would be welcomed in order to stress-test our approach to pedagogy, student experience, recruitment and administration.
- Humanities Experts - Within the RSA fellowship we know there will be enthusiasm for preserving the British tradition of humanities education. We hope to find many keen to give advice in developing curricula, and perhaps even leading seminars
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