Date & Time: 14:00, Monday 27th November – 17:00, Tuesday 28th November 2017
Venue: AMBA Hotel Marble Arch, London, W1H 7EH
Details: The Independent Higher Education Annual Conference is the UK’s flagship event for leaders in the independent HE sector, and the only conference specifically tailored to the needs and interests of independent universities and colleges. The 2017 Conference will take place over two days, Monday 27th November and Tuesday 28th November. For details of our Conference Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities click here.
General Admission – 2 days inc. Monday dinner (non-members): £295
General Admission – 2 days inc. Monday dinner (IHE members): £205
IHE Members are entitled to one free place to the full conference. Enter your membership number followed by ‘2017CONF’ under ‘Enter Promotional Code’ on the event page to register for your free place (For example: “12342017CONF”).
Our 2017 Conference will focus on the transition to the Office for Students, which represents a major change for all independent providers. We will cover every critical aspect of the changes, from student data systems (with HESA and HEFCE), to governance (with LFHE), to a practical take on the transition led by senior figures within the Office for Students. Full programme to be announced soon.
The first day of the Conference (Monday 27 November) will feature:
- A review of the year by IHE
- Keynote speech from Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive of the Office for Students
- Presentations from IHE members on innovative and exemplary practice from around the independent sector
- An evening drinks reception at 6pm
- Dinner and the Independent Higher Education Awards at 7pm
The second day of the Conference (Tuesday 28 November) will cover all of the current major issues in the industry, bringing you up to date with the latest research, insight, policy changes and expert advice. It will provide:
- Stimulating plenary talks and discussions with senior Government and industry figures
- A choice of breakout sessions to consider a range of topics in depth
- An unparalleled opportunity for networking with principals, directors and senior staff from across independent HEIs as well as Government officials and HE sector leaders
- A buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day
Nicola Dandridge – Chief Executive of the Office for Students (and former CEO of Universities UK)
Philippa Lloyd – Director General of Higher and Further Education, Department for Education
David Laws – Executive Chairman, Education Policy Institute (and former Minister for Schools)
Emran Mian – Director of Strategy & Social Mobility, Department for Education
Alison Wolf – Professor of Public Sector Management, Kings College London
Clare Marchant – Chief Executive, UCAS
Alison Johns – Chief Executive, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
Les Ebdon – Director of Fair Access, OFFA
Janusz Kozinski – Founding President and CEO of the new Hereford university of technology and engineering
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Independent Higher Education Awards
For the first time, this year we will be hosting the Independent Higher Education Awards, celebrating innovation and best practice across the sector. The categories, open to members and non-members alike, are:
- Innovation in Digital teaching and learning
- Excellence in student community
- Industry Partnership of the Year
- Outstanding Support for the Student Learning Experience
- Breakthrough in Course Design or Delivery
- International Student Experience
For more information and how to enter please click here.
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Exhibition & Sponsorship
The Independent Higher Education Annual Conference is the UK’s flagship conference for leaders in the independent HE sector. Through advertising, exhibiting, sponsorship or simply attendance, the Independent Higher Education Annual Conference provides an excellent opportunity to promote your brand, products and services to decision makers within the independent HE sector. You can view the full list of Conference exhibition and sponsorship opportunities here. Please get in touch with us at email@example.com for more information.