The Role of Higher Education in the Regions
23 Feb 2010
Held at the Bloomsbury Hotel, London

This annual conference set out how HEIs, businesses and government are working together in partnership focusing on career development of graduates and employees.

Programme
10:00
John O’Leary, Editor, Policy Review Magazine
Welcome and introduction by Conference Chair

10:05
Christina Hartshorn, Head, Leadership and Entrepreneurship, South East England Development Agency
The importance of higher education and the impact on economic development and regeneration

10:20
Peter Hayes, Director, Enterprise Centre, Sheffield Hallam University
Funding of higher education and regional development

10:35
Dr Simon Brown, Director, Southampton Business School; Director, Southampton Solent University; Chair, Enterprise Educators UK
The future of funding

10:50
Professor John Goddard OBE, Professor Emeritus of Regional Development Studies; former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle University
Universities at the heart of economic development

11:10
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:00
Dr Julian White, Chief Executive, White Rose University Consortium
Case study: the key role of universities in economic development

12:20
Panel discussion: HEIs, businesses and employers in the region
Panellists include: Dr Phil Extance, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Business Partnerships and Knowledge Transfer, Aston University Gill Holt, Director of Enterprise and Innovation, University of Leeds Dr Julian White, Chief Executive, White Rose University Consortium

13:00
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:15
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Alison Price, Director, Educator Development, National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial strategy within HE

14:20
David Howe, FE Education, Enterprise UK
Start ups, spin outs and enterprise: working together to bring graduates the best start

14:40
Charlie Ball, Deputy Research Director, Higher Education Careers Services Unit
Regional Labour Markets

15:00
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:10
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
15:30
Key issue seminar 2: A view from London Employers
John Attree, Director of Employment and Skills London First