Events

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 IQ² Australia have assembled a panel of expert speakers to debate the merits of the current system and explore the opportunity to genuinely boost Australia’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.

FOR:

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

AGAINST:

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


Time: 6:45pm

Location: Great Hall, Quadrangle

Cost: Cost: $20/$15 concession/$10 USU Access card holders

Contact: Seymour Centre Box Office

Phone: 9351 7940

Email: 196b5e390d222f0f1d4a071814341b640c1b7a

More info: http://www.usyd.edu.au/sydney_ideas/lectures/2009/too_many_people_university.shtml