Private Provision in UK Higher Education
02 Dec 2010
Quality, efficiency, regulation. Held in central London

This conference brought together vice-chancellors, principals and other senior decision-makers from across public and private higher education to examine the threats and opportunities on the horizon for all higher education providers.

Programme
10:00
John O’Leary, Editor, Policy Review
Welcome and introduction by conference chair

10:10
Paul Marshall, Executive Director, 1994 Group
Competition or collaboration?

10:25
Diversity in the sector – challenges and opportunities
Professor Aldwyn Cooper, Chief Executive and Principal, Regent's College Professor Chris Gaskell, Principal, Royal Agricultural College, Vice-Chair, GuildHE

10:50
Ewart Wooldridge CBE, Chief Executive, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
The leadership and governance implications of increasing private provision of HE

11:00
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:00
Dr Stephen Jackson, Director of Reviews, Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
Keynote Address

12:20
Dr Gina Hobson, Chief Executive, British Accreditation Council
Partnerships in validation and accreditation

12:35
Dr Neil Kemp OBE, Advisory Board, London School of Commerce and Visiting Fellow, Institute of Education, University of London
Public-private partnerships in higher education: the UK and international situation

12:50
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Professor Edward Acton, Vice-Chancellor, University of East Anglia
Innovative public-private partnerships in action: Establishing the University of East Anglia, London with INTO University Partnerships

14:15
Professor Edward Acton, Vice-Chancellor, University of East Anglia
Question and answer session

14:20
Panel: Session 3 | Next steps for private provision
Panellists to include: Professor Sir Drummond Bone, former Vice-Chancellor Liverpool University Mark Allen, Group Business Director, University Partnerships Programme (UPP) Professor David Faulkner, Dean/Chairman, Magna Carter College

15:10
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:30
Seminar 1 Learning from private providers’ use of advanced technology
Professor James Kirkbride, Vice-Rector and Professor of International Business Law, London School of Business and Finance

15:30
Seminar 2 The nuts and bolts of effective partnerships for training delivery
Amanda Selvaratnam, Head of Continuing Professional Development, University of York and Director of the Training Gateway

15:30
Seminar 3 How public-private capacity building partnerships can enhance university missions and goals
Stephen Healy, Director Strategy & Development, INTO University Partnerships