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2021 HEPI University Partners’ Policy Briefing Day, Thursday 6 May

  • 6 May 2021
  • 10am - 12.45pm

Each year, HEPI organises a day on higher education policy developments exclusively for our HEPI Partner organisations, to provide colleagues in the sector with expert policy advice and guidance from both the HEPI team and a range of guest speakers and an opportunity to discuss the key issues that dominate the HE agenda.

The 2021 HEPI Policy Briefing Day is to be held on Thursday 6 May, via Zoom. Topics to be covered include:

• What will be the key issues for HE through the rest of the 2020s?
• How do we solve the gender inequalities in higher education?
• What should universities do to improve their image?

Timing: 10am – 12.45pm

Speakers include:

  • Bahram Bekhradnia, President, HEPI
  • Natalie Bennett, Green Party Peer and former leader of the Green Party
  • Rosemary Bennett, former Education Editor, The Times
  • Stephen Bush, Political Editor, New Statesman
  • Gillian Hargreaves, former Education Correspondent, BBC News
  • Rachel Hewitt, Director of Policy and Advocacy, HEPI
  • Lucian Hudson, Director of Advancement and Communications, Durham University
  • Professor Debra Humphris, Vice-Chancellor, University of Brighton
  • Michael Natzler, Policy Officer, HEPI
  • Osaro Otobo, Higher Education Consultant, Founder at Make Diversity Count and Deputy Chair of British Youth Council
  • Jonathan Simons, Director and Head of the Education Practice, Public First

Please note this is an invite-only, free event for members of the HEPI University Partnership. For further information, please contact

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