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Monday, February 14
 

9:00am GMT

Registration opens
Monday February 14, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am GMT
The Gallery Hall

9:00am GMT

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  • Jonathan Grant: The New Power University
  • Ant Bagshaw & Debbie McVitty: Influencing Higher Education Policy - A Professional Guide to Making an Impact:
  • James Coe: The New University: Local Solutions to a Global Crisis



Monday February 14, 2022 9:00am - 5:15pm GMT

9:45am GMT

Hot topics: the debates shaping UK higher education right now
Speakers
avatar for Mark Leach

Mark Leach

Founder & Editor in Chief, Wonkhe
Mark Leach is the founder, Editor in Chief and CEO of Wonkhe. Mark worked in policy, politics and public affairs in and around UK higher education and founded Wonkhe in 2011 while working as a jobbing policy wonk in the sector. The first part of his career took him to the National... Read More →
avatar for Debbie McVitty

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.


Monday February 14, 2022 9:45am - 10:15am GMT
Auditorium

10:15am GMT

Higher education: under the bonnet - in conversation with David Eastwood
Until recently vice chancellor of the University of Birmingham, and former chief executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) as well as countless other sector roles, David Eastwood knows where the levers of influence are, and over the course of his varied career has probably forgotten more about how higher education works than most of us will ever know. He’s also given up a tremendous amount of his time to mentor future leaders in the sector, with his protégés dotted around senior positions all over the UK and further afield.  In conversation with Wonkhe’s editor in chief Mark Leach, he’ll share some of the insight he has gleaned along the way and give his view on where the sector should go next.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Leach

Mark Leach

Founder & Editor in Chief, Wonkhe
Mark Leach is the founder, Editor in Chief and CEO of Wonkhe. Mark worked in policy, politics and public affairs in and around UK higher education and founded Wonkhe in 2011 while working as a jobbing policy wonk in the sector. The first part of his career took him to the National... Read More →
avatar for David Eastwood

David Eastwood

Chair of INTO Global and former vice chancellor, University of Birmingham
Professor Sir David Eastwood formerly held the position of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, a role he took up in 2009. Previously, he was Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). Former posts also included Vice-Chancellor of... Read More →


Monday February 14, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am GMT
Auditorium

11:15am GMT

Break & Refreshments
Monday February 14, 2022 11:15am - 11:40am GMT
The Gallery Hall

11:40am GMT

Are there too many people going to university?




Speakers
avatar for Sunday Blake

Sunday Blake

Associate Editor, Wonkhe
Sunday Blake is associate editor at Wonkhe. Sunday is coming from the University of Exeter where she works in strategic development and delivery with a specific focus on belonging and inclusion. Previously, she was President of the University of Exeter Students’ Guild, where she... Read More →


Monday February 14, 2022 11:40am - 12:20pm GMT
Room A

11:40am GMT

How to think like a policymaker



Speakers
avatar for Jim Dickinson

Jim Dickinson

Associate Editor, Wonkhe
Jim Dickinson is an Associate Editor at Wonkhe where he takes a particular interest in students, governance and higher education regulation and leads on our work with students’ unions. Jim is a former long standing director at the National Union of Students, where he led on students... Read More →


Monday February 14, 2022 11:40am - 12:20pm GMT
Room B

11:40am GMT

Inputs, process and outcomes - what is academic quality and how do we know it’s happening?
Speakers
avatar for Debbie McVitty

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.


Monday February 14, 2022 11:40am - 12:20pm GMT
Room C

11:40am GMT

What is university research for?
Speakers
avatar for James Coe

James Coe

Head of Sustainability, Policy, and Civic Engagement, University of Liverpool
James Coe is Head of Sustainability, Policy, and Civic Engagement at the University of Liverpool.His new book The New University is available to purchase here... Read More →


Monday February 14, 2022 11:40am - 12:20pm GMT
Auditorium

12:35pm GMT

(Auditorium) What does higher education cost and who should pay for it?



Speakers
avatar for Joy Elliott-Bowman

Joy Elliott-Bowman

Policy and Public Affairs Professional, Independent HE


Monday February 14, 2022 12:35pm - 1:20pm GMT
Auditorium

12:35pm GMT

(Room A) “It’s the children who are wrong” - student voice and what it can tell us
Speakers
avatar for Jim Dickinson

Jim Dickinson

Associate Editor, Wonkhe
Jim Dickinson is an Associate Editor at Wonkhe where he takes a particular interest in students, governance and higher education regulation and leads on our work with students’ unions. Jim is a former long standing director at the National Union of Students, where he led on students... Read More →


Monday February 14, 2022 12:35pm - 1:20pm GMT
Room A

12:35pm GMT

(Room B) Why it is hard to change things in universities (and what to do about it)



Speakers
avatar for Debbie McVitty

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.


Monday February 14, 2022 12:35pm - 1:20pm GMT
Room B

12:35pm GMT

(Room C) Will technology save us?
Speakers
avatar for David Kernohan

David Kernohan

Associate Editor, Wonkhe
David Kernohan is an Associate Editor of Wonkhe. Until June 2016, he worked at Jisc as a programme manager and senior codesign manager, after being seconded from HEFCE in 2006. He has also worked for the University of Glamorgan (now the University of South Wales).  As Associate Editor... Read More →


Monday February 14, 2022 12:35pm - 1:20pm GMT
Room C

1:20pm GMT

Lunch
Monday February 14, 2022 1:20pm - 2:00pm GMT
The Gallery Hall

2:00pm GMT

(Auditorium) Better than guessing: using data in higher education

Data and analysis are influential in the higher education sector. Regardless of what level or type of role you have joined the sector with, using data well will help you be successful. But what data are important? What do they say about higher education? And how do you get started?

Chair
avatar for David Kernohan

David Kernohan

Associate Editor, Wonkhe
David Kernohan is an Associate Editor of Wonkhe. Until June 2016, he worked at Jisc as a programme manager and senior codesign manager, after being seconded from HEFCE in 2006. He has also worked for the University of Glamorgan (now the University of South Wales).  As Associate Editor... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Corver

Mark Corver

Co-founder, dataHE
Dr Mark Cover, co-Founder of dataHE, is an experienced Executive Director with expertise in data strategy and innovation. With 20 years at the forefront of developments in data and higher education, Mark has helped organisations to use data both to set strategy and achieve objectives... Read More →
avatar for Nora Colton

Nora Colton

Director, Global Business School of Health, UCL
Professor Nora Colton is the Director of the UCL Global Business School of Health. She is a health and development economist with extensive experience in change management and strategy. Previous to this role she was the UCL Pro-Vice-Provost (Postgraduate Education) and Joint Director... Read More →


Monday February 14, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Auditorium

3:00pm GMT

Break & Refreshments
Monday February 14, 2022 3:00pm - 3:15pm GMT
The Gallery Hall

3:15pm GMT

(Auditorium) How to get on and get ahead working in higher education



Speakers
avatar for Ben Tucker

Ben Tucker

Partner, Minerva
Ben has nearly twenty years’ experience in search, focused on organisations with a social mission. He worked for over seven years with both Saxton Bampfylde and then Heidrick and Struggles, where he was Partner in the Education and Social Enterprise Practice, prior to co-founding... Read More →


Monday February 14, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm GMT
Auditorium

3:15pm GMT

(Room A) The data we use, the data we could, and the data we shouldn’t



Speakers
avatar for David Kernohan

David Kernohan

Associate Editor, Wonkhe
David Kernohan is an Associate Editor of Wonkhe. Until June 2016, he worked at Jisc as a programme manager and senior codesign manager, after being seconded from HEFCE in 2006. He has also worked for the University of Glamorgan (now the University of South Wales).  As Associate Editor... Read More →


Monday February 14, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm GMT
Room A

3:15pm GMT

(Room B) How things were and how things came to be - the Hidden History of HE



Speakers
avatar for Mike Ratcliffe

Mike Ratcliffe

Academic Registrar, Nottingham Trent University
Mike Ratcliffe is Academic Registrar at Nottingham Trent University. Mike is a career academic administrator, who's also held senior posts at Winchester and Oxford Brookes universities. Having become unnaturally interested in universities in themselves, he is particularly fascinated... Read More →


Monday February 14, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm GMT
Room B

3:15pm GMT

(Room C) Universities and their Place



Speakers
avatar for Graeme Wise

Graeme Wise

Graeme’s background is in higher education policy, and he has particular interest in the role universities play in their cities and regions.


Monday February 14, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm GMT
Room C

4:10pm GMT

(Auditorium) The challenges ahead for HE, followed by closing remarks
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
avatar for Debbie McVitty

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
avatar for Mary Stuart

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 →
avatar for Andy Westwood

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 →
avatar for Smita Jamdar

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 →
avatar for Jonathan Grant

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
 

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