Westminster Higher Education Forum

Accelerated degrees and credit transfer - putting the Higher Education and Research Act into practice

Morning, Monday, 22nd January 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar assesses the future for flexible provision at UK universities, including the introduction of accelerated degrees and the future role of credit transfer.


It follows the passage of the Higher Education Research Act, which encourages universities to offer more accelerated courses, and is timed to bring out key themes in the expected Government consultation later this year on higher annual fee limits.


Delegates will consider key issues for HEIs and students including the pricing, marketing and demand for accelerated courses, practical issues for provision affecting the teaching workforce, the use of resources and facilities, and catering for the individual and extenuating circumstances of students.


Further sessions focus on switching university or degree and the role of credit transfer in delivering more flexible courses, as well as the regulatory challenges for the mix of two and three-year degrees, implications for the wider higher education market and key lessons from European best practice.


The agenda also discusses the possible impact of more flexible provision on the development of skills and employability, and the potential for supporting greater social mobility.



Guests of Honour

Ben Coates

Deputy Director, New Student Finance Products, Department for Education

Sir Anthony Seldon

Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham

Guests of Honour

Ben Coates

Deputy Director, New Student Finance Products, Department for Education

Sir Anthony Seldon

Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham

Keynote Speaker

Professor Dominic Shellard

Vice-Chancellor, De Montfort University

Chair

Rt Hon the Baroness Garden of Frognal

House of Lords Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Higher & Further Education and Skills

Speakers

Dr Liz Marr

Director of Learning and Teaching, The Open University

Alan Percy

Head of Counselling, University of Oxford

Stephen Isherwood

Chief Executive, Institute of Student Employers

Dr Chris Chapleo

Acting Head of Department - Marketing, Bournemouth University

Helen O’Sullivan

Lecturer in Marketing, Bournemouth University

Dr Cathy Kerfoot

Standards and Frameworks Manager, QAA

Samuel Dent

Project Manager, Policy, University Secretary’s Office, University of Sheffield

Lucy Hodson

Director of Planning, Aberystwyth University