Size is Everything: What small, specialist and practice-based providers tell us about the higher edu
11 April 2023
In short, we will continue to teach ‘creativity’, and all that this entails in terms of developing the technical, material and critical skills to identify the problems and the solutions we need, today and in the future. [...] This problem is not found to the same degree in countries with a clearer typology of diversity, such as the States, where the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education has been used since 1970 as the standard grouping of comparable institutions for educational and research purposes. [...] There are nine specialist providers in the North of England, five in the South East, three in the South West, four in the Midlands and two in the East of England. [...] practice-based] and their industry has challenges’ with diversity, such as agriculture and the performing arts.24 Within a generally positive picture, the report identifies concerns with amplification of the student voice, and the level of individual and institutional independence from the university itself. [...] - Partnerships short of full merger safeguard independence and identity, as when the Royal Veterinary College, SOAS and St George’s joined the University of London and as in the 10-year alliance between the Courtauld Institute and King’s College London.34 Generalist-to-specialist - In recent years, the identities of Manchester School of Art and Nottingham School of Art and Design have been resurre.