Society doesn’t need a 21-year-old who is a sixth century historian. It needs a 21-year-old who really understands how to analyse things, understands the tenets of leadership and contributing to society, who is a thinker and someone who has the potential to help society drive forward. I don’t talk about producing graduates, I talk about producing citizens that have the potential for leadership in society.

Professor Patrick Johnston (president and vice-chancellor of Queen’s University) (2016)

Competition between providers in any market incentivises them to raise their game, offering consumers a greater choice of more innovative and better quality products and services at lower cost. Higher education is no exception.

Department for Business Innovation & Skills (2016)

The pharmacological question that now concerns each and every one of us thus becomes a primary question for the academic world and for the world as a whole.

Stiegler (2013:4)

There should be billboards; ads in magazines; ads on buses, subways, trains; television commercials spreading the word, letting the world know more about feminism.

hooks (2000b:x)