Hepi Annual Conference, 13th, June 2019

Hepi Annual Conference, 13th, June 2019

Hepi Annual Conference, What is University For? Future-proofing the sector in the age of risk and regulation

Thursday 13th June 2019 at the National Gallery, London

Dear NCUP Members,

The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) is holding its Annual Conference on Thursday 13th June, 9am – 4.00pm in the Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London. The Conference’s title is, ‘What is a university for? Future-proofing the sector in the age of risk and regulation’.

Highlights of the day include:

  • The launch of the findings from the major annual HEPI / Advance HE Student Academic Experience Survey, the key poll of students’ views which matters most to government and which this year includes new data on value for money, demand for 2 year degrees, and who should pay tuition fees.
  • Keynotes from the Universities Minister Chris Skidmore MP and the Chief Executive of the Office for Students, Nicola Dandridge.
  • Senior leaders from across the sector discussing the new findings from this year’s Survey and the challenges ahead with speakers to include: Professor Sir Steve Smith; Professor Tim Blackman; Professor Elizabeth Treasure; Dame Margaret Hodge MP; and Professor Julia Buckingham, incoming President of UUK.
  • Also there is Stian Westlake adviser to three science ministers; an expert on innovation, technology and government policy; and co-author of the critically acclaimed new book, Capitalism Without Capital: the rise of the Intangible Economy addressing the key question: what are we not talking about that we should be?

HEPI have made two complimentary tickets available to NCUP members. For a ‘linked’ organisation such as NCUP, for this particular event, the normal reduced cost per person is £190!

A notice was placed on the website under ‘EVENTS’ at the beginning of the month, but there is still one ticket available. If you would like it, let me know – it is on a first come first served basis! My email address is <president@ncup.org.uk>.

Professor Terence Davis OBE

President, NCUP