The panel will discuss the contribution universities can make to tomorrow’s economy, preparing for the challenges and opportunities presented by Brexit, the Industrial Strategy and the current political climate. The main points of discussion will be: how to ensure the higher education (HE) sector delivers the skills needed for economic growth; how universities can foster partnerships and creativity in their local area, and how to ensure English HE and research remains world class. The event will build on the success of EPI’s conference, ‘Higher education funding: a sustainable future?’.
Speakers include Professor Julian Beer (Birmingham City University), Mary Curnock Cook (Former CEO, UCAS), Paul Faulkner (Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce) and Lord Willetts (Former Minister for Universities and Science). The panel will be chaired by the Rt Hon. David Laws (Education Policy Institute). Also invited to take part is Bim Afolami MP (Public Accounts Committee).
This event will be held in the Secure Zone. It is an open fringe event but a conference pass will be required to access the venue.
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