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



Following the announcement that postgraduate student numbers are at record highs, and have increased by 22% since the introduction of postgraduate loans, this conference will assess the changing landscape of the postgraduate market and discuss future priorities for policy.


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


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 supporting excellence in teaching, 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 (subject to Departmental business)

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)

Chair

Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve

Speakers

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