Preventing a funding crisis in higher education
25 Nov 2010
Addressing the outcomes of the Browne review and spending review.

Universities UK’s second annual higher education funding debate was an early opportunity to discuss the outcomes of the Government’s response to the Browne review, as well as the recent spending review.

Speakers include:

  • Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State
  • Lord Browne of Madingley
  • Martin Bean, Vice-Chancellor, The Open University
  • The Rt Hon. John Denham MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Neil O’Brien, Director, Policy Exchange
  • Professor Shirley Pearce, Vice-Chancellor, Loughborough University
  • Professor Steve Smith, President, Universities UK

 

Programme
10:00
Welcome, Professor Steve Smith,
President, Universities UK

10:25
How would a university respond? Professor Shirley Pearce, Vice-Chancellor,
Loughborough University, and member of the Universities UK Funding Task Group

10:25
View from outside the UK higher education sector, Neil O’Brien,
Director, Policy Exchange

10:40
The student perspective, Aaron Porter,
President, National Union of Students (NUS)

10:50
Questions and panel discussion chaired by Kim Catcheside
11:20
Findings from the Independent Review of Funding and Student Finance Lord Browne of Madingley

11:30
Questions
11:45
View from The Opposition The Rt Hon John Denham MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

12:00
Martin Bean, New models for teaching
Vice-Chancellor, The Open University

12:10
Rt Hon David Willetts MP Keynote adddress
Minister of State for Universities and Science

12:30
Questions and panel discussion Chaired by Kim Catcheside