Have a look at the piece by the Independent's Education Editor, Richard Garner on Mandelson's plans for more fast track / two year degree courses.
He writes, ......In a letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England, which is responsible for allocating university cash, Lord Mandelson said he wanted more programmes "such as foundation and fast-track degrees that can be completed full-time in two years". He added: "Over the next spending review period [to 2014], we will want some shift away from full-time, three-year places towards a wider variety of provision." ....
There's more on fines for over-recruitment and maintaining research funding.
Polly Curtis, The Guardian's education editor focusses more on the funding cuts angle at
Will we be here next year?!