One contribution to the feature about what single change would most transform university practice focuses on the use of student data (“The big idea”, 29 November).
Given the many surveys and performance assessment measurements that are cited, I cannot understand why students would submit to this never-ending experimentation. Ceding valuable study time to complete myriad surveys is a considerable waste of time. Of course, students are told that as fee-paying customers, they must comment on all these vital university strategies and activities, but it’s just a con. I’m surprised that no student has suggested a boycott of the neoliberal university’s predi- lection for data collection and busybody surveys to service their box-ticking endeavours. peregrine31