Asda is launching an undergraduate degree - will it be Asda price? Some time ago I posted on a story about Asda's parent company Wal-Mart and its partnership with a for-profit online education provider in the US. More recently we learned that Morrisons was to offer a degree course to some of its staff. Now … Continue reading Britain’s lowest price degree course?
Morrisons to pay students’ tuition fees
The shape of things to come? A story from the Guardian from back in October noted that the supermarket chain said it will pay for students' university fees if they enrol on a degree course it is sponsoring. Morrisons is to fund 20 undergraduates a year on a three-year degree course in business and management. … Continue reading Morrisons to pay students’ tuition fees
‘Wal-Mart U’ v ‘Harrods U’
Two new entrants into HE From the Chronicle of Higher Education an interesting story explaining that there might have been a Wal-Mart University: As the world's largest retailer weighed its options for making a big splash in education, executives told one potential academic partner that Wal-Mart Stores was considering buying a university or starting its … Continue reading ‘Wal-Mart U’ v ‘Harrods U’