Westminster Higher Education Forum

Next steps for postgraduate taught education - funding, teaching quality and student experience

Morning, Monday, 9th October 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



With postgraduate student numbers at record highs and increasing by 22% after the introduction of postgraduate loans, sessions will examine the opportunities for universities to expand PGT provision, challenges posed for widening participation and capacity if demand continues to rise and the impact of loans on tuition fee pricing strategies.


Delegates will discuss the current successes of postgraduate loans, with a keynote address from Paul Williams, Deputy Director, Student Funding Policy, Department for Education.


Further sessions will cover the challenges for delivering loans, the potential for rising costs for students enrolling and whether new finance can improve access to postgraduate study for those from disadvantaged backgrounds.


Additional sessions will focus on quality assurance in postgraduate education, including discussion on the potential implementation of a ‘postgraduate TEF’, securing a high standard of student experience and improving employability outcomes for graduates. Chris Millward, Director (Policy), Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange Directorate, HEFCE will also give a keynote address on the next steps for postgraduate taught education, assessing the future challenges and opportunities.



Guests of Honour

Chris Millward

Director (Policy), Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange Directorate, HEFCE

Paul Williams

Deputy Director, Student Funding Policy, Department for Education

Guests of Honour

Chris Millward

Director (Policy), Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange Directorate, HEFCE

Paul Williams

Deputy Director, Student Funding Policy, Department for Education (subject to Departmental business)

Chairs

Viscount Younger of Leckie

Spokesman for Higher Education and Government Whip for Education, BEIS, Scotland, Wales and NI

Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve

Speakers

Dr Tony Strike

University Secretary and Director of Strategy and Governance, University of Sheffield

Mags Bradley

Surveys Insight Advisor, Higher Education Academy

Mark Bennett

Content Editor, FindA University

Professor Rosemary Deem

Professor of Higher Education Management, Royal Holloway, University of London and Chair, UK Council for Graduate Education

Professor Julia Clarke

Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Business and Law, Manchester Metropolitan University and Council Member, Chartered Association of Business Schools

Professor Paul Ashwin

Professor of Higher Education, Lancaster University

Dr Charlie Ball

Head of Higher Education Intelligence, Prospects