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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.

  • 26 Jun 2019

    HEPI Debate at Buckingham Festival of Higher Education

    Motion: This house believes 18 year olds are still children and not adults Speakers to include: Chris Ramsey, Headmaster, Whitgift School; Ed Dorrell, Editor, TES; Joanna Williams, Head of Education and Culture, Policy Exchange; Nick Hillman, HEPI Director For further details please contact Sarah Isles, HEPI Development Director ( To book…

  • 17 Jun 2019

    HEPI Partner Roundtable Dinner

    On Monday, 17 June 2019 HEPI will be hosting a roundtable dinner for its partner organisations, with guest speaker Lord Kerslake, Chair of the Board of Governors at Sheffield Hallam University and chaired by Mary Curnock Cook. The HEPI Partner Dinners are invite-only and organised exclusively for our HEPI Partners. For further information please contact Sarah Isles, HEPI Development Director

  • 13 Jun 2019

    2019 HEPI Annual Conference

    What is university for? Future proofing the sector in the age of risk and regulation Thursday 13th June 2019  Central London With keynotes from the Universities Minister, Chris Skidmore MP and the Chief Executive of the Office for Students, Nicola Dandridge, the 2019 HEPI Annual Conference included the launch of the findings from the annual major HEPI / Advance HE Student Academic…

  • 11 Jun 2019

    HEPI / UPP Foundation Lunch

    On Tuesday, 11 June 2019, HEPI and the UPP Foundation jointly hosted a roundtable lunch with guest speaker Robert J Zimmer, President of the University of Chicago, on ‘Advancing the Civic University: Cities and Universities’.

  • 25 Apr 2019

    HEPI University Partners’ Annual Policy Briefing Day

    Hosted by London Metropolitan University, this is an invite-only event specifically for HEPI University Partner and Partner institutions. For further information please contact Sarah Isles, HEPI Development Director Speakers included: Dr Diana Beech, Policy Adviser to the Minister of State for Universities; Iain Mansfield; Nigel Carrington, Vice-Chancellor, University of…