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HEPI / Advance HE House of Commons Breakfast Seminar, 24 May 2022: ‘Measuring the wrong things?: How should we judge the success of universities in creating value?’

  • 24 May 2022
  • 8.30am - 10.15am
  • House of Commons, Westminster, London

On Tuesday 24 May 2022, for the first time since February 2020, HEPI and Advance HE will be hosting a breakfast seminar in Parliament.

How should we assess the value of higher education institutions? It is increasingly widely accepted that the value of higher education should not be measured solely in financial terms, but simple-and-flawed indicators like graduate earnings continue to be of interest to policymakers. How can we best develop alternative measures of value? Do we need a basket of measures and, if so, which ones should be included? To what degree should data be balanced by other assessments. Is it wrong to think in terms of metrics at all?

Speakers: Chris Hale, Director of Policy, Universities UK; Lord Bob Kerslake, Chair of the Board of Governors, Sheffield Hallam University; Susan Lapworth, incoming Interim Chief Executive at the Office for Students; and James Purnell, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of the Arts London.

A recording of the event is available on request (please contact [email protected]) and the remarks from Susan Lapworth have been posted as a news item here.

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