Taught Postgraduates #postgrads12
27 Nov 2012
Competition, Marketing and Quality

Headline Speakers

Postgraduate Taught provision remains a crucial component of UK higher education, but has arguably been overlooked by successive governments who have failed to bring together a credible and coherent strategy.

 
As the impact of reforms to undergraduate funding begin to take affect, institutions are considering the implications for future taught postgraduate recruitment. The changes to immigration rules, combined with recent negative headlines associated with international students mean that institutions are considering how to ensure that can reach and exceed their recruitment targets in challenging circumstances.
 
Students themselves are continuing to demand a high quality experience, and this conference will share effective practice to deliver on a high quality postgraduate taught experience.
Programme
09:50
Aaron Porter, HE Consultant and conference chair
Welcome and introduction

10:00
Emma Creasey, Higher Education Policy Advisor, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
The postgraduate policy and funding landscape

10:20
William Archer, Chief Executive Officer, i-graduate
Understanding the information needs of postgraduate taught students

10:40
Dr Graham Spittle CBE, Vice President, IBM; Chair, Postgraduate Education Inquiry
Where next for the future of postgraduate provision

11:00
Questions and discussion
11:15
Break
11:45
Dr Laura Bellingham, Assistant Director, Research, Development and Partnerships Group, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)
Meeting the benchmark for postgraduate taught provision

12:05
New models for funding PGTs & enhancing the postgraduate taught student experience
Adam Wright, Policy Officer, National Union of Students
Luke James, Postgraduate Taught Officer, National Union of Students

12:30
Jason Leman, Academic Development Officer Surveys, Higher Education Academy
Learning from the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)

12:50
Questions and discussion
13:00
Break
14:00
Professor Geoff Whitty, Director Emeritus, Institute of Education
Understanding the threats to postgraduate professional education

14:20
Professor Roland Kaye, Dean, BPP University College Business School
Delivering high quality postgraduate taught provision at home and overseas

14:40
Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, million+
Diversity not concentration – PGT excellence across UK HE

15:00
Questions and discussion
15:15
Break
15:45
Using technology to aid postgraduate taught recruitment
Remy Clarke, Enquiries and CRM Officer, University of Leicester

16:45
End of broadcast