Is this the “Squeezed Middle”?

As reported in the Times Higher , the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has announced its allocations to English Higher Education Institutions for 2012/13. As expected, many universities are receiving substantial cuts next year. Here is a table of the biggest losers:

The Times Higher article describes this as the “Squeezed Middle”. It looks more like the “Squeezed Bottom” to me, but then I suppose that would have made an inappropriate headline.

Is there really a University of Sunderland?

Anyways, this allows me the chance to congratulate the former Director of Learning and Teaching in the School of Physics & Astronomy at Cardiff University on his move to the University of Central Lancashire, currently riding high at Number 7 in the above table…


6 Responses to “Is this the “Squeezed Middle”?”

  1. Anton Garrett Says:

    Does anybody (indeed, can anybody, at this point) give a subject-by-subject breakdown of these figures?

  2. telescoper Says:

    I think that information will be present in the detailed allocations sent to each university but I couldn’t find a subject-by-subject breakdown on the HEFCE site.

    I initially forgot to add a link to the full HEFCE allocation document, which I have now corrected.

  3. Albert Zijlstra Says:

    More interesting is perhaps listing the winners. As far as I can see, Cambridge. Oxford, Imperial are doing rather well (depending on what these numbers really mean). What is the geographical distribution of winners and losers? Any evidence for ‘widening participation’?

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