Jeremy Gilbert

teaches Cultural Studies at the University of East London and is the author of Anticapitalism and Culture (Berg 2008).


The sorry tale of British higher education policy

Elitism, philistinism and populism

In the UK, pressure from government to transform university programmes outside elite institutions into vocational training programmes creates a situation where “employability” becomes the sole goal of higher education, writes Jeremy Gilbert in an article first published in January 2010. What is offered under the guise of “university education” will soon be no more than a form of tertiary training for the service, retail and media industries.