Enhancing Flexible Provision of Higher Education
22 Oct 2009
National Conference held at the Barbican Centre, London

This conference brought together leaders in higher education and organisations to discuss students’ experience of, and attitudes towards, part-time study, its costs and student support.

Programme
09:50
Mike Baker, Journalist, Broadcaster and Policy Review Editorial Board
Welcome and introduction from Conference Chair

10:00
Professor John Storan, Director, Action on Access and Director of Continuum, University of East London
Widening access to part-time study for under-represented groups and improving retention rates

10:20
Professor Claire Callender, Professor of Higher Education Policy, Birkbeck, University of London
Hot and cold spots in part-time undergraduate provision: an HEI perspective on factors facilitating and hindering provision

10:40
Professor Christine King CBE, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Staffordshire University
Part-time study in higher education - the Denham Report revisited

11:00
Rt Hon David Lammy MP, Minister for Higher Education and Intellectual Property
Keynote address

11:20
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:00
Professor Michael Thorne, Vice-Chancellor, Anglia Ruskin University
The future of part-time study

12:15
Professor Janice Kay, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter and 1994 Group Chair of Student Experience Policy Group
Improving the student experience for part-time students

12:30
Dr Lowry McComb, Director of Post Graduate Training, Durham University
Meeting the needs of part-time research students

12:45
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:15
Alastair Thomson, Principal Policy Officer, National Institute of Adult Continuing Education
Flexibility through listening - the learner voice

14:30
Professor Bill Jones, Member of the Executive Board, Universities Association for
ELQ rule - a disadvantage to part time study?

14:45
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:00
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:30
Key issue seminars: Session 4