Alternative Futures in Higher Education

Exploring University, FE & Private Partnerships

17th March 2016

Eversheds, Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 3AL

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This event took place on the 17th March 2016. The event was filmed and broadcast online.

All of the presentations from this event are now available to view online here.



The government’s consultation on higher education demands a strategic response from higher education providers in universities, further education and alternative private providers.

A sustained period of higher fees, an expanding student base and a focus on research excellence is reaching, if not already at its peak. Universities are being asked questions by students about cost, learning and teaching quality; by employers about work relevance and leadership skills; by government about impact and lifelong learning in higher skills; by cities who host them about business links and by alternative providers bringing specialisms and new business models.

A variety of reports on research and on business relationships have questioned the role and mission of universities, and the special privileges and protections they enjoy in the UK.

Our presenters and commentators will provide important insight and understanding of the policy implications of these questions.

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

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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

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Speakers include:

Nicola Turner MBE
Head of Skills, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
Professor Aldwyn Cooper
Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, Regent's University London
Professor David Faulkner
Dean and Co-founder, Global Business School Oxford
Simon Hannan
Director, Deloitte MCS Ltd
Alison Jones
University Secretary (Director of Planning, Legal and Governance), University of Bradford
Glynne Stanfield
Partner and Head of UK Governance and External Relations Practice and International Education Practice, Eversheds LLP
Dr Jamie Mackay
Business Development Manager for Higher Education, Economic Modelling Systems Intl
  See the full agenda and list of speakers here









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