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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.

  • 22 Nov 2018

    Launch of Fairer Funding: the case for a graduate levy

    This roundtable lunch offered a pre-embargo discussion of Policy Note 10 Fairer Funding: the case for a graduate levy. Report author Johnny Rich, gave the opening talk followed by roundtable discussion.

  • 19 Nov 2018

    HEPI Partner Roundtable Dinner, 19 November 2018

    On Monday, 19 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,

  • 15 Nov 2018

    HEPI / PwC Roundtable on Value for Students

    This event was the launch of a series around value in higher education organised by HEPI with the support of PwC. The guest speakers were Professor Sir David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Birmingham and  Jim Dickinson, the former Chief of Staff at the UEA Students’ Union and co-author of the new report Where do student…

  • 30 Oct 2018

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

    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…

  • 2 Oct 2018

    HEPI / UPP Roundtable at the Conservative Party Conference 2018

    On Tuesday, 2nd October 2018, HEPI and UPP co-hosted a roundtable seminar on Improving student retention: How can UK universities create ‘sticky campuses’? at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham. The speakers included Neil Carmichael, former Chair of the Education Select Committee, and Professor Robert Allison, Vice-Chancellor at Loughborough University. The event was…

  • 24 Sep 2018

    HEPI / UPP Roundtable at the Labour Party Conference 2018

    On Monday, 24th September, HEPI and UPP co-hosted a roundtable seminar on Improving student retention: How can UK universities create ‘sticky campuses’? at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool. The speakers included Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, Shadow Planning Minister and Chair of the APPG for Universities, and Professor Mark E. Smith,…