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No place for cherry pickers Tuition Fees, Scotsman 22/12/99
The way ahead Future of Public Services, Money Matters volume 3.2
Focus on hardship, not fees Tuition Fees, The Times; Higher Education Trends 27/08/99
Costly folly to abolish tuition fees Tuition Fees, The Scotsman 11/05/99

Media comment

Alexander abandons drive University Places, 29/07/01
Students abandon new universities University Places, 10/06/01
Degrees lose out to lure of low-paid jobs Graduate Employability, 8/10/00
Confusion in careers debate Graduate Employability, 29/01/03
Scottish Parliament Official Report Scottish Parliament Official Report, 17/06/99


Realising the potentialRealising the potential: Achieving the best from Scotland's public services keynote article on modernising public services for the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants annual conference handbook, with Deirdre Macleod.

Higher Education Higher Ambitions a study of graduate employability with policyworks and the Scottish Council Foundation.
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Guidelines for Cost Recovery on Research Grants and Contracts a set of guidelines to universities on better research overhead cost recovery, available at, with Information Browser Ltd and Technology Development Group.

Educating the Scots: The Renewal of the Democratic Intellect chapter in Anatomy of the New Scotland, Mainstream Publishing Edinburgh 2002, with Deirdre Macleod.

Prospects for Growth in Further Education a review of the literature for the Learning and Skills Development Agency with policyworks.