Higher Education in FE Colleges - Collaboration and Competition: degrees of change #HEinFE
11 Oct 2012
Broadcast from London

Headline Speakers

In these changing and challenging times, it is vital to create a sustainable model for delivering Higher Education to a local audience in a Further Education College

This event brings together senior representatives from Further and Higher education  to discuss the way forward for Higher Education provision in Further Education Colleges, and considers new opportunities for collaboration and continuing cooperation in a new higher education policy landscape. 

 

Programme
10:00
James Winter, Head of Collaborative Partnerships Office of Manchester Metropolitan University and Outgoing Chair, Council of Validating Universities
Welcome and introduction by conference chair

10:15
Professor Gareth Parry, Professor of Education, University of Sheffield
The future of HE-FE partnerships

10:35
Andy Westwood, Chief Executive Officer, GuildHE
Core and margin: student places in 2013-14

10:55
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:10
Break
11:40
Cath Hurst OBE, Principal and Chief Executive, Wigan & Leigh College
Positioning colleges as HE providers

12:00
Sami Benyahia, Director, Higher Education Research, Ipsos MORI
HE in FE Colleges and the National Student Survey

12:20
Toni Pearce, Vice President Further Education, National Union of Students (NUS)
Enhancing the student experience

12:40
Questions, comments and discussion: Session 2
13:00
Break
14:00
Dr Sarah Shobrook, Team Leader, Higher Education, Truro and Penwith College
Local provision; global outlook

14:20
John Widdowson CBE, Principal and Chief Executive, New College Durham; Chair, Mixed Economy Group of Colleges
The future of Foundation degrees

14:40
Steve Kendall, Associate Dean and Director of Widening Participation, University of Bedfordshire
Collaboration or competition?

15:00
Questions, comments and discussion: Session 3
15:10
Break
15:30
Key issue seminar 1: Linking HE programmes to employers
Geoff Booth, Assistant Principal and Director, School of Hospitality, Westminster Kingsway College

15:30
Key issue seminar 2: HE staff development
Julie Hall, Head of LTEU, Roehampton University and co-Chair of SEDA

16:30
End of broadcast