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HEPI runs a range of events selected to maximise their effectiveness in reaching out to our target audiences and include invite-only high level seminars (such as our annual series of House of Commons breakfast seminars), conferences, one-to-one briefings, as well as set-piece events such as the HEPI Annual Lecture given by a senior international figure. Some of these events result in publications, which we also make available online.

  • 16 Jul 2024

    HEPI webinar on 2024 Unite Students Applicant Index, 16 July 2024

    On Tuesday 16 July from 10am to 11am, HEPI and Unite Students will host a webinar to discuss the results and issues raised in the 2024 Unite Students’ Applicant Index, with the following speakers: More speakers to be confirmed. To register your place, please click here:

  • 3 Jul 2024

    HEPI Partner Roundtable Dinner, 3 July 2024

    On Wednesday 3 July 2024, HEPI hosts its summer Partner Dinner, with guest speaker Arif Ahmed, the Director for Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom at the Office for Students. The evening will be chaired by Professor Dame Sally Mapstone, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews, Chair of HEPI’s…

  • 27 Jun 2024

    HEPI / Research England / UCL dinner, 27 June 2024

    On Thursday 27 June 2024, HEPI, with Research England and University College London, will co-host a roundtable dinner on research culture and excellence. Please note this is an invitation-only event.

  • 5 Jun 2024

    What lessons are there for the UK from Australia’s Universities Accord? HEPI / James Martin Institute (JMI) webinar, with Professor Mary O’Kane, Chair of the Australian Universities Accord Panel, and others

    Australia tends to do things a year or two ahead of policymakers in the UK when it comes to higher education. For example, it introduced fees and income-contingent loans before the UK did and it removed student number caps before England did. On coming to office, the current centre-left Australian…

  • 21 May 2024

    Webinar on non-continuation in UK universities

    ***UPDATED: A recording of the webinar can be found below*** Following the new HEPI policy Note Dropouts or stopouts or comebackers or potential completers – Non-continuation of students in the UK, HEPI will be hosting a webinar on non-continuation with the following speakers: You can register at this link:

  • 9 May 2024

    HEPI / Kortext roundtable dinner in Bristol, Thursday 9 May 2024

    The launch of ChatGPT in November 2022 made generative AI freely available to every student and, since then, the availability, breadth and capabilities of AI tools have rapidly expanded, becoming ever more sophisticated. The speed of these developments has led both students and higher education institutions to take new approaches…

  • 9 May 2024

    Webinar on how much students need to live on, Thursday 9 May 2024

    ***A recording of the webinar can be found below*** As the cost-of-living crisis makes student life more challenging, it is vital to understand what financial challenges mean for students and how to respond. Current levels of maintenance support are not based on what students really need. This means many students…

  • 2 May 2024

    HEPI / Studiosity roundtable dinner in London, Thursday 2 May 2024

    Generative AI has transformed students’ learning experience and expectations, creating opportunities for the teaching and learning environment to be more inclusive, accessible, engaging and personalised. But as developments continue to move apace, how important is it to maintain a human-led process, to ensure that quality is high, and the experience…