FIFTH FESTIVAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Tue 7 Jul 2020 – Tue 21 Jul 2020

Venue

Webinar

Festival of Higher Education logo 2019 (1)

Whether you are a teacher, higher education professional, student or journalist, the Festival of Higher Education has much to offer.

Now in its fifth year, the festival will be full of speakers taking part in probing discussions on a huge range of important issues facing higher education. This year’s two day event will be hosted online. The event is free for all to attend thanks to Pearson, our event partner.

 

UNIVERSITY OF BUCKINGHAM in association with HEPI

In partnership with Pearson


Tuesday 7th July: Day One AM – Challenges, provocations and proposals to HE: Part One

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TimeSpeakerTitle of talk
10.40-11.20Jo Johnson (ex- Universities Minister)A provocation to universities
11.20-12noonRachel Wolf (ex-No.10 Policy Unit)The challenge of relevance
12.00-12.40Glyn Davis (ex-VC, Melbourne)The challenge of  homogeneity and providing genuine choice
12.40-1.20Daniel Susskind (author, World without Work)The future job challenge

 

Tuesday 7th July: Day One PM – Transition into University

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TimeSpeakerTitle of talk
2.00-2.40Simon Wessely (ex-President, Royal College Psychiatrists)The mental health challenge
2.40-3.20Paul Johnson (Director, Institute of Fiscal Studies)The financial challenges
3.20 -4.00Roland Rudd (Chairman, Finsbury)The public relations and media perception challenge
4.00-4.40pmMichael Crow (President, Arizona State University)The digital curriculum challenge
4.40-5.20David Willetts (ex-Universities Minister)The leadership challenge

 

Wednesday 8th July: Day Two AM – Twelve challenges to HE: Part One

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TimeSpeakerTitle of talk
9.30-10.00Richard Brooks (ex-Deputy, NUS)The challenge of student expectation
10.00-10.30Martha Lane Fox (digital champion, Chair OU)The Digital/AI challenge
10.30-11.05Sam Gyimah (ex-Universities Minister)The BAME and green challenges
11.05-11.40Stephen Bush (Political Editor, the New Statesman)The Political Landscape challenge
11.40-12.20Nancy Rothwell (President & Vice-Chancellor, Chair-elect of the Russell Group)The research challenge
12.20-1.00Ian Goldin (ex-Head of the Oxford Martin School)The challenge of the future

 

Wednesday 8th July: Day Two PM – Transition into University

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TimeSpeakerTitle of talk
1.30-2.00Rod Bristow (President, Pearson UK & Global Online Learning)How consumers are responding internationally: Schools, Higher Education and beyond
2.00-2.45Clare Marchant  (Chief Executive, UCAS)Generation Covid: A confidence and contact challenge
2.45-3.30Barnaby Lenon (Chair, ISC and author)What will A level grades actually mean in 2020
3.30-4.15Steve Smith (VC, Exeter University)Options for HE in 2020 & 2021: how choices might change
4.15-5.00Rosie Bennett (The Times)

Sean Coughlan (BBC)

Andrew Jack (Financial Times)

Will Hazell (the ‘I’)

 

What the education editors think about university choices for 2020 & 2021
5.00-5.40Rohan Silva (ex-Policy Head at No.10)How EdTech will transform sixth forms and HE by 2025
5.40-5.50Nick Hillman (Head, HEPI)Closing comments

 

Tuesday 21st July – The wider context

Click here to attend the morning session (10.30am to 11.10pm)

Please note that this session has been delayed by 30 minutes due to unforeseen circumstances and will now start at 10.30am. Thank you for your understanding.

TimeSpeakerTitle of talk
10.30-11.10Michelle Donelan (Universities Minister)The Minister responds