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29 11, 2018

HEPI Partner Roundtable Dinner, 29 November 2018

29 November, 2018|Events|0 Comments|

On Thursday, 29 November 2018 HEPI will be hosting a roundtable dinner for its partner organisations.

The HEPI Partner Dinners are invite-only and organised exclusively for our HEPI Partners. For further information please contact Sarah Isles, HEPI Development Director, s.isles@hepi.ac.uk

27 11, 2018

2018 HEPI Annual Lecture by Professor Ihron Rensburg, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg

27 November, 2018|Events, Lectures|0 Comments|

HEPI is delighted to announce that the 2018 HEPI Annual Lecture is to be delivered on the evening of Tuesday, 27th November by Professor Ihron Rensburg, former Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg (2006 – 2017). Professor Rensburg will be speaking about ‘Global Africa: Nelson Mandela and the Meaning of Decolonizing Knowledge and Universities – Problems and Opportunities’.

The lecture will be  chaired by Sir Ivor Crewe, Master of University College Oxford and Chair of HEPI, and followed by a drinks reception.

Invitations and further details will be circulated in August 2018.

30 10, 2018

HEPI/GuildHE Roundtable Specialist institutions and the HE policy challenge: ensuring Westminster and Whitehall understand their policy needs

30 October, 2018|Events|0 Comments|

HEPI roundtable lunch organised in partnership with GuildHE focusing on the policy challenges specifically facing specialist institutions in the new regulatory landscape for higher education, hosted by Ravensbourne University London on Tuesday 30th October (12pm to 2.15pm)

Policy-makers typically lavish praise on specialist institutions, which they tend to portray as jewels in the crown of UK higher education. Yet, despite this, specialist institutions tend not to have the same focus as other priorities when it comes to setting policy. At the roundtable lunch HEPI & GuildHE want to focus the discussion on what makes specialist institutions excellent, what policies could make them even better and how to ensure policy makers don’t inadvertently harm some of our best institutions through unintended consequences.

Chaired by Gordon McKenzie, Chief Executive, GuildHE, speakers to include Nick Hillman, HEPI Director; Professor John Last, Vice-Chancellor, Norwich University of the Arts; and Professor Joanna Price, Vice-Chancellor, Royal Agricultural University.

Invite-only.  For further details please contact Sarah Isles, HEPI Development Director: s.isles@hepi.ac.uk 

2 10, 2018

HEPI / UPP Roundtable at the Conservative Party Conference 2018

2 October, 2018|Events|0 Comments|

On Tuesday 2nd October 2018, HEPI and UPP will be co-hosting a roundtable seminar at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.

Invite-only. For further information please contact Sarah Isles, HEPI Development Director, s.isles@hepi.ac.uk 

24 09, 2018

HEPI / UPP Roundtable at the Labour Party Conference 2018

24 September, 2018|Events|0 Comments|

On Monday 24th September, HEPI and UPP will be co-hosting a roundtable seminar at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool.

Invite-only. For further information please contact Sarah Isles, HEPI Development Director, s.isles@hepi.ac.uk 

18 09, 2018

HEPI / Centre for Education Economics Roundtable Lunch: ‘Senior Executive Pay in Education’

18 September, 2018|Events|0 Comments|

On Thursday 18 September 2018 HEPI and the Centre for Education Economics will be hosting a roundtable lunch on the topic of senior executive pay in education.

Education, even when not directly paid for by taxpayer money, is an area where according to common discourse executive pay should not exceed that of the Prime Minister. Set against this, the trustees appointing and rewarding these executives argue they have to compete in an increasingly global market. Moreover, given the size and scope of many education institutions today, the skills sets required by these executives are not necessarily found in the grass-roots of their sectors but are sometimes claimed to be more akin to those running private corporations and industry, arguably requiring similar levels of executive pay to attract the best talent. These issues are frequently discussed in relation to university vice-chancellors and multi-academy trust CEOs.
More specifically in higher education, the issue of vice-chancellors’ pay (how and in what way it is set) has become a lightning rod for discontent in the HE sector across a broader range of issues from the perceived erosion in employment rights for academic staff, especially early career researchers, through to the funding and financing of higher education (and the move to the student loans system) which culminated in the damaging pensions row which engulfed the sector earlier this year.

The HEPI / CfEE roundtable will bring together senior leaders and policy experts in the field to consider:
• Does the evidence justify the scale of increase in senior executive pay in institutions?
• How global (and competitive) is the education recruitment market?
• How can the education sector become more transparent in the setting of senior salaries?

James Croft, CfEE Chair and Acting Director, will introduce […]

17 09, 2018

HEPI / Advance HE seminar: ‘Bridging the capability–expectation gap: University governance in an age of new regulation’

17 September, 2018|Events|0 Comments|

On Monday, 17 September HEPI and Advance HE will be hosting a seminar on the theme of ‘Bridging the capability–expectation gap: University governance in an age of new regulation’.

Now that the Office for Students (OfS) is firmly up and running and its regulatory framework – due for full implementation in August 2019 – has been published, the seminar will focus specifically on what this new regulation means for university governors, thinking about the expectations that will be put on them in relation to their current capabilities and competences, and to consider the skills that will be needed on university boards to equip them to navigate the regulatory challenges of the future.

Topics to be looked at in the seminar will include (but are in no way restricted to):

• developing the knowledge and expertise of university governors;
• ensuring the right skillsets are represented on university boards;
• enhancing the diversity of university boards;
• promoting training and development in this area, particularly concerning board apprenticeships; and
• developing membership of university boards as an attractive option for professionals from other key sectors from which there is much to learn.

With guest speakers Professor Paul Layzell, Principal, Royal Holloway, University of London; Professor Dame Shirley Pearce, Chair of Council at the LSE; Dr Tony Strike, University Secretary and Director of Strategy and Governance at the University of Sheffield; and Ruth Wilkinson, Outgoing President, University of Kent Student Union.

To register for the seminar please go to: https://www.lfhe.ac.uk/en/programmes-events/index.cfm/gdp-bridging-the-capability-expectation-gap 

16 07, 2018

HEPI / Elsevier Roundtable Dinner: #MeToo? Challenging behaviours in higher education

16 July, 2018|Events|0 Comments|

On Monday, 16th July 2018, HEPI and Elsevier will be hosting a roundtable dinner at the Royal Society in central London.

There has been a cultural shift across all sectors to confront and deal with challenging, destructive and abusive behaviour.  The higher education sector is arguably no different to any other when it comes to workplace bullying, assault and harassment.  The roundtable will be considering what can and should be done to ensure those working in higher education are effectively nurtured and supported, and what changes need to happen to the ‘eco-system’ of the sector to create the right environment for success for everyone irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation.   

The guest speakers will be Professor Jackie Hunter, Chief Executive of Stratified Medical and Professor Tom Welton, Dean of Natural Sciences at Imperial College, London and chaired by Dr Diana Beech, HEPI Director of Policy and Advocacy. 

Invite-only. For further details, please contact Sarah Isles, HEPI Development Director at s.isles@hepi.ac.uk

19 06, 2018

HEPI Roundtable Partner Dinner, 19 June 2018

19 June, 2018|Events|0 Comments|

At the next HEPI Partner Dinner Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive at the Office for Students, will provide the introductory talk to kick-start the discussion around the table, with the focus of discussion on the new higher education landscape. The evening will be chaired by Professor Sir Ivor Crewe, HEPI’s Chair of Trustees, Master of University College, Oxford and a member of the independent expert panel informed the Post-18 Education Review.

The HEPI Partner Dinners are invite-only and organised exclusively for our HEPI Partners. For further information please contact Emma Ma  (admin@hepi.ac.uk)

13 06, 2018

HEPI debates at the University of Buckingham Festival of Higher Education

13 June, 2018|Events|0 Comments|

HEPI is running two debates at the University of Buckingham’s 2018 Festival of Higher Education, established by Sir Anthony Seldon.  

The first debate, taking place on Wednesday 13 June 2018, will look at the topic “This House believes that academic selection is wrong at 11 and still wrong at 18.”

The second debate on Thursday 14 June 2018 puts forward the motion “This House believes it would be of public benefit for far more people to go university.”

 

For further details please contact Sarah Isles, HEPI Development Director (s.isles@hepi.ac.uk)