Higher Education after the Election

Strategy implications across a 5 year parliament

Thursday 18th June 2015

Grand Connaught Rooms, London

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The recent General Election has resulted in the first Conservative-only cabinet in 18 years. 
hange, disruption and opportunities lie ahead for the sector.

Absorbing the impacts of the General Election will be critical for institutions and leaders in Higher Education.

Universities stand to potentially win greater freedom to raise funds, and taxation changes could greatly benefit institutions and help facilitate collaboration.

However there are also fears student fees could rise “significantly” after 2015, and the Conservative pledge to tighten the rules on visas for international students have the potential to negatively impact on student enrolment numbers.

Research funds made available to UK institutions by the European Union could also come under threat depending on the result of the proposed referendum on EU Membership. 

Our presenters and commentators will provide important insight and understanding of the policy implications of the directions of the new Government.

The conference is also available to watch live and on demand.

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Event preview podcast:

As an event preview you can listen to a podcast discussion on Higher Education Futures featuring Glynn Stanfield, Partner, Education Group, Eversheds and Julie Mercer, Global Industry Lead for Education, Deloitte here. These issues will be discussed in greater depth at the conference.

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If you have any questions about this event or ways in which you or your organisation can participate and get involved please contact Paul Rushworth on 020 7324 4330 or email paul.rushworth@neilstewartassociates.co.uk.

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Speakers include:

Professor Sir Tim O’Shea
Principal and Vice Chancellor, University of Edinburgh 
Mark Leach
founder, Editor in Chief and Director, Wonkhe
Maddalaine Ansell
Chief Executive, University Alliance 
Andy Westwood
Associate Vice President Public Affairs, University of Manchester and Professor of Politics, Winchester University; Former Chief Executive, GuildHE
  See the full agenda and list of speakers