Leaving the Ivory Tower Jan. 28, 2022

from A Point of View· ·

As she leaves academia, Rebecca Stott says an audit culture is stifling universities. "Once universities had been turned into businesses and forced to compete with each other for students and fees, scores and league tables followed. And now we are assessed and monitored all the time too. It has eroded trust....When a seminar works you can feel the electricity crackle...You can't bottle this or record it or give it a score or sell it because it happens in the moment and in the room. " Sound Engineer :Peter Bosher Production Coordinator: Gemma Ashman Producer: Sheila Cook



As she leaves academia, Rebecca Stott says an audit culture is stifling universities. "Once universities had been turned into businesses and forced to compete with each other for students and fees, scores and league tables followed. And now we are assessed and monitored all the time too. It has eroded trust....When a seminar works you can feel the electricity crackle...You can't bottle this or record it or give it a score or sell it because it happens in the moment and in the room. " Sound Engineer :Peter Bosher Production Coordinator: Gemma Ashman Producer: Sheila Cook