Higher Education beyond 2015 #HE2015
14 Jun 2012
New Student Choices; New Economics; New Technologies Institutional Strategies conference

Broadcast from London

Headline Speakers

The full institutional implications and possibilities of changes to Higher Education funding are emerging. This conference brought together institutional leaders to evaluate and discuss the possible futures for higher education in the United Kingdom.

Looking to 2015 and beyond you will hear new thinking about where next for the sector, and consider how institutions can position themselves effectively to be in a strong position heading into the future.

Globalisation and new technologies have disrupted retail; torn apart the publishing models of the last century; completely changed newspapers and the media; seen completely new entrants move to dominance: why should Higher Education be any different?

This conference examined the sustainability of the present finance arrangements, the current core and margin model for student distribution, postgraduate provision as well hearing new perspectives and challenges for the future of UK higher education.

Programme
09:50
Professor Nicholas Barr, Professor of Public Economics, London School of Economics
Welcome, introduction and opening remarks from Chair

10:10
Paul Clark, Director of Policy, Universities UK
Moving to a more certain future

10:30
Paul Marshall, Chief Executive, Association of Business Schools (ABS)
Universities innovating and driving forward economic growth

10:50
Prof. Patrick McGhee, Vice-Chancellor, University of East London; and Chair, million+
Delivering in different ways - Higher Education fit for the 21st century

11:10
Panel discussion
11:30
Break
12:00
Dr Jayne Mitchell, Director of Development and Enhancement, Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
Assuring public confidence in an increasingly diverse higher education sector

12:20
Alex Bols, Executive Director, 1994 Group
A 2020 vision of higher education

12:40
Sarah Macdonald, Director of Standards and Quality Assurance, Pearson Higher Education Awards
The benefits of having new providers in HE

13:00
Panel discussion
13:15
Break
14:00
James Groves, Head of Education, Policy Exchange
More competition to improve student choice

14:20
Lynne Sedgmore CBE, Executive Director, 157 Group
Higher education taken to new audiences

14:40
Alix Green, Head of Policy, University of Hertfordshire & Principal Adviser, Wilson Review of University-Business Collaboration
Moving forward the university-business agenda

15:00
Graeme Wise, Assistant Director (Policy), National Union of Students
The next generation: what do students want post-2015?

15:20
Questions and discussion
15:30
Break
15:40
Dan Derricott, Board of Directors QAA, Student Engagement National Union of Students
Students as change agents