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Events

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.

  • 25 Jan 2010

    City University Higher Education Futures lecture

    by Bahram Bekhradnia

    “Higher education policy making: hope, prejudice and wishful thinking” – a lecture given by HEPI’s Director, Bahram Bekhradnia, as part of the Higher Education Futures lecture series at City University, London. (The lecture text should be read in conjunction with the PowerPoint slides.)

  • 14 Oct 2009

    Research Funding and Assessment: The Future

    For the past 3 years HEFCE has been considering replacement of the RAE with a new assessment process – the Research Excellence Framework (REF). This consideration is now coming to a conclusion with HEFCE’s publication in September of its definitive proposals. However, the assessment process does not stand in isolation…

  • 6 May 2009

    The Student Experience – what’s the deal?

    As students pay more for their higher education, as term-time employment becomes increasingly common, and as the boundary between part-time and full-time study blurs, it is clear that the student experience is changing.  This has led some to speak about “students as customers”, and although loose and imprecise, such terminology is…

  • 6 May 2009

    The student experience – where’s the contract?

    by David Palfreyman

    Speech given by David Palfreyman of the Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies, at “The student experience – what’s the deal?” conference held on 6 May 2009.

  • 6 May 2009

    The academic experience of students in English universities 2009

    by Bahram Bekhradnia

    Summary of the issues raised in the HEPI report The academic experience of students in English universities 2009, as presented by HEPI’s Director Bahram Bekhradnia at our “The student experience – what’s the deal?” conference on 6 May 2009.

  • 6 May 2009

    The student experience

    by Will Archer

    Speech given by Will Archer, Director of i-Graduate, at “The student experience – what’s the deal?” conference held on 6 May 2009.

  • 21 Apr 2009

    Higher education and the student experience

    As students pay more for their higher education, there is increasing focus — not least by students themselves — on what it is that they receive when in higher education, the quality of what they receive and the facilities that are available to them.  This has led some people to…