Ian Dunt and Nick Hillman Confirmed as Speakers for IHE Annual Conference 2017


We are very pleased to announce that Ian Dunt and Nick Hillman will be joining us as speakers for the 2017 Independent Higher Education Annual Conference.

Ian Dunt is editor of Politics.co.uk, author of ‘Brexit: What the hell happens now?’ and a host on the Remainiacs podcast. He also writes for a variety of newspapers and magazines and speaks regularly on TV and radio. He will join us on the panel for our ‘Brexit – what happens next and what does it mean for HE?’ session.

Nick Hillman, the Director of the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) will also join us as a speaker at the 2017 Conference. Prior to joining HEPI, Nick worked for the Rt Hon David Willetts MP, now Lord Willetts, the Minister for Universities and Science, from 2007 until the end of 2013, as Chief of Staff and then Special Adviser in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Nick has also written for a range of think tanks and journals. His more recent writings include articles on the Coalition’s higher education reforms for the Oxford Review of Education (2016), on access to schools and selective universities for Higher Education Review (2014) and on the fifty-year history of student loans for Contemporary British History (2013). He also wrote the authoritative account of being a special adviser for the Institute of Government (2014).

Our other speakers at the 2017 Conference will include:

Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive, Office for Students
Professor The Baroness Wolf, Professor of Public Sector Management, Kings College London
Rt Hon David Laws, Executive Chairman, Education Policy Institute
Philippa Lloyd, Director General HE and FE, Department for Education
Clare Marchant, Chief Executive, UCAS
Alison Johns, Chief Executive, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
Emran Mian, Director of Strategy & Social Mobility, Department for Education
Les Ebdon, Director of Fair Access to Higher Education, OFFA

Click here to find out more about the 2017 Independent Higher Education Annual Conference.

  • Posted by Independent HE
  • On 30th October 2017

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