Examination of Witnesses (Questions 120
MONDAY 29 JANUARY 2007
Q120 Chairman: Is there anything
you would bang his desk about at the moment, a top priority, top
concern, top worry?
Professor Eastwood: When I came
into the job I thought there might be a number of things that
I would need to be banging the desk around because I thought that
there was a prospect of this being a year of considerable turbulence.
As I said earlier, that has not been the case and in a number
of important areas, working with the sector and with government,
we have moved to sensible resolutions, sensible resolution around
the funding of teaching, sensible resolution around the future
of research assessment, and we will continue to have confidential
and appropriate discussions around the resourcing of higher education
as we move forward.
Q121 Chairman: Professor Eastwood,
thank you very much for your contribution today. We have enjoyed
Professor Eastwood: It has been
my pleasure. Thank you, Chairman.