Independent Higher Education Annual Conference 2019

IHE Annual Conference 2019

Date & Time: Tuesday 26th November 2019

Venue: 11 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN

Tickets: Tickets on sale now

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 their needs. The 2019 IHE Awards will also be presented during the evening drinks reception.


Our first confirmed keynote speaker is Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive of the Office for Students, with many more to be announced in the weeks ahead.

Sessions will include the following (working titles):

  • The state of the independent sector – the IHE Annual Survey
  • Regulation for the nation – England under the Office for Students
  • Small classes, big ideas – an SME approach to higher education
  • Strategic planning for the perma-swamped
  • Recruiting Generation Z – Who are they? What do they want?!
  • “Life moves pretty fast” – transitions and student mental health
  • Boards that work – escaping the curse of the zombie governor
  • Big Trouble in Little Data – building your institutional memory
  • Islands in the stream – education in an age of chaos
  • International Rescue – new global markets are go!


Sponsorship and Exhibition

The Independent Higher Education Annual Conference is the UK’s flagship conference for leaders in the independent HE sector. It provides an excellent opportunity to promote your brand, products and services to key decision makers within the independent HE sector. Click here to view our Sponsorship Opportunities document.

If you would like to discuss sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please email or call +44 20 3929 3370.

Lead Sponsor










Kortext is a UK based digital textbook platform providing access to over 1,000,000 ebooks from over 1,000 publishers, as well as wide selection of OER content that can be deployed for a whole institution or a single module. Students can personalise their copy of each textbook through smart annotation tools, add additional resources such as course packs, presentation and library loans with the option to collaborate with peers, meaning they connect with content in a more engaging manner. Every student interaction with the content is recorded and we return detailed insights into learning habits, that help improve student support, curriculum review and inform decision making to help create personalised learning paths.






Jenzabar is a privately owned company that provides higher education institutions with innovative, cloud-based solutions and services to meet the needs of the modern student. With 30+ years of experience, Jenzabar supports 1,350+ campuses worldwide with intuitive and powerful solutions to enable long-term success for both institutions and students.





Pythagoras is a market-leading Microsoft Cloud specialist.  Our solutions empower organisations to deliver comprehensive student lifecycle management and to introduce operational efficiencies, making the most from existing investments. We are proud to have helped over 30% of UK universities to realise the potential of the Microsoft Cloud.  Our broad sector experience allow us to question, challenge and make suggestions to stakeholders; ensuring that together, we deliver solutions that truly represent your organisations’ needs and strategy.


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IHE Awards 2019

The 2019 Independent Higher Education Awards will be presented at the 2019 Annual Conference, celebrating innovation and best practice across the independent sector.

The 2019 Awards are as follows:

• Advancing International Education
• Excellence in Student Collaboration
• Outstanding Industry Partnerships
• Breakthrough Course: Innovation in Design or Delivery
• Leaders in Student Outreach

Details of how to enter your institution can be found here

Award Sponsors