Debate - Too many people go to university
10 November 2009
A Sydney Ideas and Intelligence Squared Australia co-presentation Access to university in Australia was once for the privileged few, yet is now a presumed right for all. But has the growth in graduate numbers and diverse university degree courses actually diminished the quality of a university degree?
The University of Sydney and IQÂ² Australia have assembled a panel of expert speakers to debate the merits of the current system and explore the opportunity to genuinely boost Australiaâ€™s national productivity and performance as called by for the Australian Government.
The motion: TOO MANY PEOPLE GO TO UNIVERSITY
CHAIR: Dr Simon Longstaff, Executive Director of St James Ethics Centre.
Steve Hind, Director of Debates at the University of Sydney Union.
Andrew Smith Executive Director of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) Stephen Matchett , columnist and leader writer for The Australian
Naomi Oreb Best Individual Speaker at the 2009 World Universities Debating Championships Dr Michael Spence Vice- Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney.
Adam Spencer , ABC radio broadcaster
Location: Great Hall, Quadrangle
Cost: Cost: $20/$15 concession/$10 USU Access card holders
Contact: Seymour Centre Box Office
Phone: 9351 7940