Students in England can do honours degrees in two years, under new "fast track" plans to save time and money.Er, what's with this "new" nonsense? The University of Buckingham has been doing two-year degrees for thirty-odd years. But Buckingham's a PRIVATE university, so it can't be mentioned by the powers that be, can it? Like other private organisations, Buckingham is geared towards satisfying its customers - the students - rather than its staff. The minister seems to understand the problem with state universities:
Traditional degrees had been organised for the convenience of academics rather than students, he said.It's a pity he didn't acknowledge that the private sector had solved that problem decades ago.