Skip to 0 minutes and 9 seconds Neil: We’re looking at the phenomenon of unbundling as it relates to educational provision. That means the disaggregation of university degrees into its component parts.
Skip to 0 minutes and 24 seconds So the course will cover the concept of unbundling in huge amounts of detail, which is unprecedented. There’s never been this level of discussion about this concept in the sector. So we think that many people will be really interested to try and understand more about what unbundling is.
Skip to 0 minutes and 40 seconds Laura: The focus of this research and of the course is the intersection between unbundling, marketisation and digitisation in a context of global inequality. So all of these new trends are playing out in environments of widening inequality, and that’s our interest.
Skip to 1 minute and 0 seconds Neil: We expect the course to be valuable to a whole range of different stakeholders within the Higher Education sector, and individuals who are associated with the educational sector. We also imagine the course being useful to university managers. So we can see many Higher Education leaders who are interested in this. We hope the course will also be interesting to policymakers, particularly in government and bodies associated with government, because we think there are major policy implications coming out of this research.
Skip to 1 minute and 33 seconds Laura: The research has been conducted through interviews, through focus groups, through surveys, and triangulated and brought together to tell a number of stories.
Skip to 1 minute and 45 seconds Neil: This course is unique in that we are using our research findings within the course – so interactive maps that we’ve created will become part of the course content. We’ve tried to bring in as many voices as possible that we’ve heard from during the research into this course to make it a live representation of the research that we’ve conducted.
Skip to 2 minutes and 5 seconds Laura: I’m incredibly excited about this project because it’s about the future of Higher Education and how it’s changing.