Confirmed speakers include:
- Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary University Group
- Gerard Dominguez Reig, Senior Researcher, Education Policy Institute
- William Hammonds, Programme Manager, Policy Group, Universities UK
- Alexander Proudfoot, Chief Executive, Independent HE
- Smita Jamdar, Partner & Head of Education, Shakespeare Martineau
- Gordon McKenzie, Chief Executive, GuildHE
- Jane Forster, Vice-Chancellor’s Policy Adviser, Bournemouth University
- Aaron Porter, Associate Director Governance, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
- Diana Beech, Director of Policy & Advocacy, Higher Education Policy Institute (event chair)
The main higher education announcements at the recent Conservative Party conference were that tuition fees will be frozen while a "major review of university funding & student financing" takes place and that the amount graduates can earn before they start repaying their debts will be raised to £25,000. While freezing fees may be politically expedient, what it means for university finances and the future of the TEF remains unclear. With much of the Higher Education & Research Act to be implemented in the next 12 months, and Brexit negotiations ongoing, what is the future for HE policy in 2018?
Join Westminster Briefing on 6 December for an up to date brief on current & future higher education policy. We will examine Government priorities for action, how the Higher Education & Research Act is being implemented and how the sector is responding to reform.
Key Issues to be Addressed Include:
- The Government’s priorities & vision for HE
- A "major review of university funding & student financing"
- Freezing fees & what it means for finances & the future of TEF
- The role/importance of HE in Brexit negotiations
- Implementing Higher Education & Research Act measures in the short & medium term
- Establishing the Office for Students & a new regulatory framework
- Government plans to encourage new entrants into the sector
- The impact of changes on current & future students
- The wider role of the Act in preparing foundations for the future
- How HEIs are responding to reforms
- Identifying the opportunities & risks
- Working with students & staff to help them understand change
The morning sessions will examine priorities for the new government in 2018 and how The Higher Education & Research Act will be implemented.
The afternoon session will focus on how HEIs are responding to reforms.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone with an interest in higher education policy & its impact on the sector, including: senior leaders; policy teams; academics; student unions & independent providers.
For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com |
0207 593 5657
To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities & agenda content, please email: Luke.Espin@dodsgroup.com