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What are universities for and why are they doing it?

Deputy Vice Chancellor Deborah Johnston MBE of London South Bank University and graduate of SOAS and Cambridge University asks these big questions with Paul Harpur OAM of UQ and I. She argues that universities with a mission for social mobility are better placed to serve our more inclusive skills-based agenda. But they need to have the courage to stand out from the crowd, be freed from excessive regulation, and be measured for what they are good for more than what they are good at.