UK: No-confidence campaign launched

A campaign for a nationwide vote of no confidence in the government's higher education reforms has been launched by a group of academics and students at the University of Oxford. The movement urges student unions and academic bodies across the country to put forward motions expressing no confidence in the policies of David Willetts, the Universities and Science Minister, writes Simon Baker for Times Higher Education.

It follows the tabling of such a motion by academics at Oxford and comes as almost 150 University of Cambridge dons signed their own "grace" of no confidence in Willetts's policies. A statement on the campaign group's website - www.noconfidence.org.uk - claims that the government's higher education policy is "financially chaotic and unsustainable".
Full report on the Times Higher Education site