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Higher Education Futures Forum
11 May 2011

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Timed to allow maximum analysis of the spring Higher Education White Paper, this event provided an integrated and comprehensive insight into how the leading higher education institutions are addressing the challenges, the consequences for public policy, and the future shape and sustainability of UK HE.

Please note that we have had technical problems with the video file for Masterclass 3 but hope to add it to the site soon.

Programme
09:50
Mike Baker, Broadcaster and Journalist
Welcome and introduction from conference chair

10:00
Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive, Universities UK
What can the sector expect over the coming year?

10:15
Professor Paul Wellings, Vice-Chancellor, Lancaster University
Diversification and stratification - fees and positioning

10:30
Panel debate: A time to choose for UK Higher Education
Panellists include: David Sweeney, Director (Research, Innovation and Skills), Higher Education Funding Council for England; Anthony McLaren, Chief Executive, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education; Jeremy Oppenheim, Director and National Lead for Temporary Migration, UK Border Agency.

11:00
Sir Martin Harris, Director, Office for Fair Access
Keynote address

11:15
Panel debate: Higher Education ensuring access through partnerships with schools
Panellists include: Liam Owens, Head of Student Recruitment, Edge Hill University, Chair, Higher Education Liaison Officers Association (HELOA); Simon Lebus, Group Chief Executive, Cambridge Assessment; Dr Graeme Atherton, Executive Director, Aimhigher London West, Central and North (WECAN) Partnership

11:40
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:00
Panel debate: Student experience and expectations
Panellists include: Professor Philip Jones, Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University; Lori Manders, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, University College London; Aaron Porter, President, National Union of Students (NUS).

12:30
Panel debate: Linking financial strategy with sustainability
Panellists include: Professor Andrew Wathey, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Northumbria University; Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar, Nottingham University.

13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
13:50
Panel debate: International students and partnerships
Panellists include: Professor Colin B. Grant, Pro Vice-Chancellor International Relations, University of Surrey; Dr Dave Burnapp, National Teaching Fellow, Northampton Business School, The University of Northampton.

14:30
Panel debate: Shared services
Panellists include: Professor Ruth Farwell, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Buckinghamshire New University; Professor Malcolm Gillies, Chair, London Higher; Vice-Chancellor, London Metropolitan University.

15:10
Masterclass 1: Strategy and positioning through marketing and communications
Peter Allen, Marketing Director, University of Derby

15:10
Masterclass 2: Workforce planning - meeting the challenges of the future
Julian Stanley, Chief Executive, Recourse

15:10
Masterclass 3: Sustaining International Developments
David Lock, Director of International and UK Projects, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education; Professor Martin Henson, Dean of International Development, University of Essex.

15:15
Masterclass 4: Innovations in Bursary Management: Developing Strategies to Enhance Student Outcomes
Contributors to include: Professor Huw Morris. Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Salford; Nicole Redmen, Head of Student Money Advice & Rights Team Student Services (SMART), University of East London; Nirmal Borkhataria, Pro Vice Chancellor and Director of Finance, University of East London; Alan Leitch, Campus Director John Smith & Sonís Campus Division.

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