Chairman’s Foreword

Terms of reference

Members of the National Committee

A vision for 20 years: the learning society

The Committee’s approach to its work

Higher education today

The wider context

Aims and purposes

Future demand for higher education

Widening participation in higher education

Students and learning

The nature of programmes

Qualifications and standards

Supporting scholarship and research

The local and regional role of higher education

Communications and Information technology

Staff in higher education

Management and governance of higher education institutions

The pattern of institutions which provide higher education

The funding requirement

Who should pay for higher education?

Funding learning and teaching

Student support and graduate contributions

Enabling individuals to make their contributions

Government and higher education institutions

Higher education in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Next steps

List of recommendations