The 2021-22 Collaborative Development Fund Future Student Experience Project pictures what higher education might look like in the future and how student experiences may differ from the present day. The six reports below look at different potential scenarios, both desirable and not so desirable, hoping to stimulate debate about the future of higher education and what kind of experience the sector wants for students in the future.
The reports look at the potential for the increased use of technology such as virtual reality learning spaces, a more marketised HE sector with a proliferation of small alternative providers, a local, community-based university model, a coming together of extended reality and hybrid learning by 2035, a world with no universities at all as they are subsumed into corporate organisations and the introduction of virtual learning analytics to individualise every student's experience to make them most effective.
The reports have been produced by:
- Deakin University, Australia;
- University of Greenwich, UK and Ravensbourne University London, UK;
- Manchester Metropolitan University, UK;
- Staffordshire University, UK and;
- on behalf of University Alliance.
Advance HE members can download the reports below: