FE HE Collaboration
02 Feb 2010
Maintaining Successful Collaboration. Held at Cavendish Conference Centre, London

This conference provided the first opportunity to consider how cuts will affect collaboration between FE and HE, and the new challenges posed by developing funding methodologies.

Programme
10:00
David Linnell OBE, Chief Executive and Principal, Cornwall College, and member of 157 Group
Welcome and introduction from Conference Chair

10:10
Adrian Anderson, Chief Executive, University Vocational Awards Council
Vocational progression to Higher Education and FE-HE collaboration

10:30
Prof. Sa’ad Medhat, Chief Executive, New Engineering Foundation
Aligning the offer, connecting the pipeline and responding to opportunities

10:45
Questions and discussion: Session 1a
10:50
Prof. John Storan, Director, Action on Access and Director of Continuum, University of East London
FE and HE collaboration to widen participation

11:10
Questions and discussion: Session 1b
11:20
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:50
Seminar S1: Using the Qualifications and Credit Framework to collaborate and encourage progression from FE to HE
Angela Joyce, Senior Policy Manager QCF, QCDA

12:50
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
13:50
Dr Graeme Atherton, Executive Director, Aimhigher London West, Central and North (WECAN) Partnership
Progression to HE from different 14-19 pathways

14:10
Panel Discussion: FE-HE partnerships and supporting the vocational learner
Dr Ian Tunbridge OBE, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External), Thames Valley University Professor Mary Watkins, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Plymouth Dr Colin Williams, Dean, University of Plymouth

14:30
Asha Khemka OBE, Principal and Chief Executive, West Nottinghamshire College and member of 157 Group
Raising aspirations to progress to Higher Education

14:50
Prof. Derek Longhurst, Chief Executive, Foundation Degree Forward
Focus on Foundation Degrees: working with local and national enterprise

15:10
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:20
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:50
Vocational learners key issue seminars: Session 4