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Looking beyond the higher education horizon

We are delighted to invite you to an invitation only round-table and networking event, which will bring together higher education (HE) leaders to discuss the post-2015 outlook for HE institutions and students.

Register now for the event

Why attend?

The recent party conferences appear to confirm concerns that HE is unlikely to feature as an Election issue, or to be a priority area for the next government. This is both disappointing and disconcerting, as the years after 2015 are set to be crucially important for the future of HE in the UK, as fiscal austerity bites even harder and disruptive market forces challenge the outlook for every provider.

The discussion, under the Chatham House rule, will be free-ranging around the challenges and scenarios facing higher education such as whether:

  • as John Cridland of the CBI and others have suggested, we have too many universities in the UK

  • providers are responding to the implications of fewer students with more choices over where and how they study

  • MOOCs and other online options will be seen as alternatives or complements to conventional learning models.

The session will bring together leaders from HE institutions, private education providers, policy makers and representatives of the student view, for what will be an interesting debate. There will also be an opportunity for networking over a drinks reception.

We very much hope you will be able to join us. Places are, unfortunately, limited therefore please register below to confirm your attendance.    


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Event details

Date and time

Tuesday 10 December 2013
5.30 - 7.30pm


PA Consulting Group
123 Buckingham Palace Rd
London, SW1W 9SR

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