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Managing Editor

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Reporter

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Genna Ash

Editor

Education Technology

Jo Golding

Editor

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Today

GUEST SPEAKERS

Clare Marchant

UCAS Chief Executive

Dr Paul Thompson

Vice-Chancellor of the

Royal College of Art

David White
David White

Head of Digital

Learning at the University

of the Arts London

Deborah Green
Deborah Green

CEO at Ucisa

Nick Hillman

Director of the

Higher Education

Policy Institute

Sarah Knight
Sarah Knight

Head of Data and Digital

Capability at Jisc

Professor Julia
Buckingham

President of

Universities UK

Professor Debra
Humphris

Vice-Chancellor of the

University of Brighton

Professor Eunice
Simmons

Vice-Chancellor at the

University of Chester

Dr Zainab Khan
Dr Zainab Khan

Pro-Vice-Chancellor of

London Metropolitan University

Parama Chaudhury
Professor Parama Chaudhury

Professor, Department of Economics,

University College London

Dr Louise Robson

Senior University Teacher

University of Sheffield

Jo Hardman

Head of Commercial Services at Lancaster

University and Chair of CUBO

Josh Fleming

Head of Strategy at

the Office for Students

Umesh Desai
Umesh Desai

Estates Director at De Montfort University

and Chair-elect of AUDE

EVENT LINE-UP

09:50am - 10:00am

Opening Words

From Professor Julia Buckingham CBE, Universities UK

Deborah Green

10:00am - 10:45am

Higher Ed Question Time

We consult a panel of senior managers and directors on the challenges facing university professional services teams.

Panel speakers:
Deborah Green, CEO of Ucisa (Universities & Colleges Informations Systems Association)
Umesh Desai, Chair-elect of AUDE (the Association of University Directors of Estates) and head of estates at De Montfort University
Jo Hardman, Chair of CUBO (College & University Business Officers) and head of commercial services at Lancaster University

10:45am - 11:30am

Online learning – so now what?

As universities consolidate online learning for students in a post-COVID world how can practitioners deliver value and quality to students?

Panel speakers:
Sarah Knight, Jisc
Dr Louise Robson, Senior University Teacher in Biomedical Science, University of Sheffield
Josh Fleming,
 Head of Strategy, Oversight and Implementation, Office of Students (OfS)
Professor Parama Chaudhury,
 Department of Economics, University College London

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11:45am - 12:15pm

Interview

Professor Debra Humphris, Vice-Chancellor, University of Brighton

Zainab Khan

12:15pm - 12:50pm

Race on campus

Interview: Dr Zainab Khan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning) at London Metropolitan University

Do universities yet have the answers for tackling racial inequality in higher education?
Christopher Skidmore - UK Parliament official portraits 2017

12:50pm - 13:25pm

Civic Universities

Interview: Chris Skidmore MP

We talk to MP and former Universities Minister Chris Skidmore about how civic university agreements and the pandemic have reshaped the image of the ‘civic’ university.

13:45pm - 14:30pm

Tomorrow's Student

Who is the student of the future and what do they need from their higher education experience? We gaze into the crystal ball with a panel of HE experts.

Panel speakers:

Dr Paul Thompson, Vice-Chancellor at the Royal College of Art
Clare Marchant, Chief Executive at UCAS
Professor Eunice Simmons, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Chester

14:30pm - 15:15pm

Policy: How to create a two way conversation

Interview: Nick Hillman, HEPI

15:15pm - 15:20pm

Closing Statements

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