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Higher Education Futures
23 Jun 2010
Deciding a route and role for your institution. A diverse future? Time for Choices. Held at the Bloomsbury Hotel, London

This conference set out how institutions are planning a decisive route and role at a time of severe public sector restraint, demographic decline, rising student expectations, a more competitive international market and loud demands from all political parties for an improved offer to business.

News story on BBC website: Private universities 'to expand' to fill places gap

 

Programme
10:00
John O'Leary, Editor, Policy Review
Welcome and introduction from Conference Chair

10:10
Paul Marshall, Executive Director, 1994 Group
What can the sector expect over the coming year?

10:25
Professor Rob Cuthbert, Professor of Higher Education Management, University of the West of England
What should higher education be doing in a changing environment?

10:40
Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive, University UK
Keynote address

11:00
Dr Graham Spanier, President, The Pennsylvania State University
Keynote address

11:20
Questions and discussions: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:00
Professor Michael Brown CBE DL, Vice-Chancellor, Liverpool John Moores University
Efficiency and excellence - building a strategy for meeting economic priorities

12:15
Panel discussion
Speakers include: Keith Herrmann, Deputy Chief Executive, Council for Industry and Higher Education Dr Elaine McMahon, Hull College, Representing the 157 Group

12:35
Professor Mark Smith, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research Science and Medicine) University of Warwick
Research concentration and excellence

12:50
Panel discussion: Research concentration and excellence
Professor Eric Thomas, Vice-Chancellor, University of Bristol

13:10
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Mike Boxall, Consultant, PA Consulting
Funding Changing roles in a new environment

14:15
Panel discussion: Funding changing roles in a new environment
Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar, Nottingham University Professor Chris Brady, Dean of BPP Business School Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, million+

14:40
Aaron Porter, President-elect, National Union of Students
A culture shift on teaching and student experience

14:55
Panel discussion
Speakers include: Ben Lewis, Head of Student Services, Cardiff University Prof. Paul White, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Teaching and Learning, University of Sheffield

15:20
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:40
Key issues seminar 1: The role of further education
Dr Elaine McMahon, Principal of Hull College, representing the 157 Group

15:40
Key issues seminar 2: Making the best use of technology
Dr Demetra Katsifli, Director of Academic Innovation, Blackboard Dr Tim Linsey, Head of e-Learning, Kingston University Prof John Davis, Academic Director of e-Learning, Bristol University

15:40
Key issues seminar 3: International student markets
Dr Janet Ilieva, Education Market Intelligence and Research, British Council

15:40
Key issues seminar 4: Workforce development - meeting the challenges of the future
Mike Boxall, Consultant, PA Consulting

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