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Monday, February 14 • 4:10pm - 5:20pm
(Auditorium) The challenges ahead for HE, followed by closing remarks

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Our panel of HE experts and thinkers will look ahead to what the future holds for higher education. As well as the year-on-year policy challenges universities face, big changes in learning and teaching, technology, generational shifts, demographics, geography, and social purpose are all in play. Where’s it all heading, and what role will you play in shaping it?

Chair
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Debbie McVitty

Editor, Wonkhe
Debbie McVitty is Editor of Wonkhe. Debbie is a former chief of staff at Universities UK, director of policy at the University of Bedfordshire, and head of policy at the National Union of Students, and is a founding member of Wonkhe’s editorial group.

Speakers
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Mary Stuart

Head of Leadership Development, Minerva
Mary Stuart has had a long career in Higher Education covering most academic roles. She spent 15 years at the University of Sussex moving from a lecturing role to becoming Pro Vice Chancellor for Students and Professor of Continuing Education. In 2005, she moved to Kingston University... Read More →
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Andy Westwood

Vice Dean for Social Responsibility, University of Manchester
Andy Westwood, Vice Dean for Social Responsibility in the Faculty of Humanities and Professor of Government Practice, University of Manchester.Prior to this Andy worked in government as a political adviser and a civil servant (Treasury, Education, Universities, Local Government... Read More →
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Smita Jamdar

Partner and Head of Education, Shakespeare Martineau
Smita leads the team that works to shape the universities and colleges of the future by providing strategic advice and sector specific insight across all their legal needs. Smita is a recognised leader in her field, specialising in constitutional, governance and regulatory advice... Read More →
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Jonathan Grant

Director, Different Angles
Jonathan's personal interests are in biomedical and health R&D policy, research impact assessment, the use of research and evidence in policy and decision-taking, and the social purpose of universities in the 21st century. He is passionate about coupling creative thinking with in-depth... Read More →


Monday February 14, 2022 4:10pm - 5:20pm GMT
Auditorium