QAA Annual Subscribers' Meeting: 'Future Directions'
02 Jun 2010
Held at St. David's Hotel, Cardiff

Attended by over 120 delegates from subscribing institutions and higher education representative bodies from across the UK, the central theme of the conference was ‘Future Directions’ with a number of high profile speakers sharing their views and visions for the future of higher education in the UK.

Programme
Summary Film
10:00
Professor Noel Lloyd, QAA Board member (Vice-Chancellor, Aberystwyth University)
Welcome

10:05
Anthony McClaran, Chief Executive, QAA
Overview of the event. Introduction to QAA's transitional statement - where are we now, where are we going, and how are we going to get there?

10:25
Professor Philip Gummett, Chief Executive, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales
Challenges for the future of higher education in Wales

10:40
Question and answer session
11:00
Refreshments
11:15
Discussion groups
12:00
Lunch
13:00
Discussion groups
13:45
Professor Steve Smith, President, Universities UK, (Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter)
Keynote session: Current challenges facing higher education institutions

14:05
Question and answer session
14:15
Refreshments
14:30
Panel debate: 'Future directions for UK higher education: beyond the general election'
Facilitator: Mike Baker Panel members: Emeritus Professor Lewis Elton, University College London Katie Dalton, President, NUS Wales Professor Janice Kay, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter Anthony McClaran, Chief Executive, QAA

15:30
Panel debate: Question and answer session
15:45
Sir Rodney Brooke, Chair of the QAA Board
Closing remarks