Higher Education Conference 2011
- Holiday Inn, Regent's Park, London, W1 W5EE
- 8 June 2011 08:50-16:00
With higher education the subject of much debate since the last general election in May 2010, just over one year on, the 1st Annual Higher Education Conference 2011 will assess the key issues and debate surrounding the higher education arena including; increased tuition fees, widening participation, forging links between businesses and university and the impact of the current financial climate of UK universities and the future of university education in the UK.
With the recommendations of the Lord Browne review being taken forward by the coalition government, this event, organised by Government Knowledge Training Ltd, will provide delegates with the opportunity to hear from key stakeholders in the higher education arena on the future of funding and student finance in England.
Funding is a major issue for higher education at the present time, with the Higher Education Funding Council for England charged with helping higher education institutes make a smooth transition to the new funding settlements by 2012. We look forward to hearing from invited speaker, Sir Alan Langlands, Chief Executive of HEFCE on this issue and also the importance of the Widening Participation Strategic Assessment (WPSA) and spending priorities in higher education in times of economic constraints.
It has long been argued that our Higher Education sector is vital to our economic competiveness in this country. By forging key links between business and universities, HE can effectively respond to the needs of business by producing graduates with key skills that employers need. This conference will look at how businesses can go further in strengthening ties with universities to produce highly skilled graduates with good qualifications in areas such as STEM, for our future economic growth. The organisers look forward to hearing from the Confederation of British Industry on their thoughts on the future links between the business community and higher education institutions.
In line with the public sector, higher education institutes must find efficiency savings in their operations in order to achieve cashable savings. Invited speaker, Ian Diamond, Principal and Vice Chancellor of Aberdeen University and Head of the Efficiency Group at Universities UK will address this conference on the importance of partnership working across universities in procurement to benefit from economies of scale, better management of HEI and the potential benefits of changing the length and scope of the learning journey to save money.
With the coalition government set to release a Higher Education White Paper this year, this conference will provide delegates with the key opportunity to discuss the white paper with key stakeholders from across the government and peers involved in the higher education sector in the UK.
This event will provide delegates with an up to date analysis of the higher education sector and with its key speakers and topics.
Who should attend:
This event will be attended by delegates from across the public, private and third sectors involved in creating an efficient, cost effective and world class Higher Education sector in the UK. Types of delegates include those specifically involved with HE reform, widening participation in HE, forging business and university links, and any stakeholders involved with the current efficiency agenda in the HE sector.
Professor Steve Wheeler, Senior Lecturer, University of Plymouth (Conference Chair)
Gareth Thomas MP, Shadow Minister for Universities
Paul Marshall, Executive Director, 1994 Group
Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, Million+
Aaron Porter, President, National Union of Students
Professor Josie Taylor, Director, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University
Professor Derek Longhurst, Chief Executive, Foundation Degree Forward
Exclusive offer to ADM colleagues
Please note that Government Knowledge have kindly agreed to offer an exclusive discount to colleagues who find out about this event via the ADM-HEA website.Please quote reference HEA to receive a discount which entitles you to attend the event for £195+ VAT - a saving of £100. (Please note, further discounts may be available for multiple bookings.)