Morning, Monday, 9th October 2017
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.