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The Crisis in the University?

Cumberland Lodge The Great Park Windsor Berkshire, SL4 2HP
21 February 2011 09:15-17:30

Universities in England are currently experiencing a convulsion as they face their greatest upheaval since the 1960s. Fundamental questions are being asked about their funding, independence and purpose. In response, Cumberland Lodge is bringing together leading spokespeople from all areas of the higher education sector with a view to examining the meaning of universities, their role in society, and how they should respond to challenges ahead.

Although universities make conscious attempts to keep staff abreast of events and changes, it is not always possible to bring together a number of key players at the same time to explore their implications. This one day event will focus the debate, and by emphasising discussion between speakers and participants it will offer delegates the chance to consider whether universities are facing a crisis or an opportunity.


  • Roger Brown, Professor of Higher Education, Liverpool Hope University
  • Terence Kealey, Vice Chancellor, University of Buckingham
  • Paul Marshall, Executive Director of The 1994 Group
  • Rajay Naik, Senior Policy Adviser at The Open University
  • Aaron Porter, President of the NUS
  • Vincenzo Raimo, Director of the International Office, University of Nottingham
  • Dominic Scott, UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)


Sessions will include:

  • Panel Discussion: A new model for universities?
  • At home and abroad: Universities' relationship with international students
  • The changing student experience
  • Teaching and/or research?
  • Round table discussion


Please note that the times of this event need to be confirmed


Contact Name:
Annie Gosling
Contact Telephone:
01784 497781
Contact Email:

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