At this year’s Conservative Party Conference the Education Policy Institute has partnered with Sheffield Hallam University to co-host a virtual panel discussion: ‘Higher education and further education in post Covid recovery: Competitors or Collaborators?’.
This panel event will explore what role higher and further education institutions have to play in a post-16 education system seeking to provide the nation with the skills and training required for a post Covid jobs market and economy. As providers of reskilling and retaining opportunities, centres of innovation and hubs where friendship and support networks are formed their services are vital to any Covid-19 recovery plan. How can the two systems of education, who are often portrayed as in opposition to one another work together to benefit communities, young people, and society at large?
The event will take place on the Conservative Party’s online platform on Tuesday 6th October 2020 from 09:30 – 10:15.
Speakers include: Angela Foulkes (Chief Executive and Principal, The Sheffield College); Peter Foster (Public Policy Editor, The Financial Times); David Hughes (Association of Colleges); Jo Johnson (Chairman, Tes Global) and Professor Sir Chris Husbands (Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University). The panel will be chaired by Natalie Perera (Executive Director, Education Policy Institute).
** Note: This event will take place in the conference secure zone. To access the secure zone you will need to obtain a pass directly from the Conservative Party.**