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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 2020

    HEPI webinar on PhD students

    The presentations from the webinar can be downloaded here: The webinar can be watched here: HEPI has recently published a series of reports on PhD students:  A detailed study of postgraduate education since the last recession,  Postgraduate Education in the UK (HEPI Analytical Report 1) by Dr Ginevra House. A review into…

  • 17 Jun 2020

    HEPI webinar with Michelle Donelan, Minister for Universities

    ***Update*** The session can now be watched here or by clicking on the video below. HEPI is delighted to announce that we are hosting a webinar with Michelle Donelan MP, Minister for Universities, at 11.30am on Wednesday 17 June 2020. At this event, which replaces the Keynote Address the Minister…

  • 11 Jun 2020

    2020 HEPI Annual Conference

    Please note that due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, this event had to be cancelled.  On Thursday 11 June, HEPI will be holding its Annual Conference at the National Gallery, London. As well as the launch of the findings from the 2020 HEPI / Advance HE Student Academic Experience Survey,…

  • 9 Jun 2020

    2020 HEPI / Advance HE Student Academic Experience Survey Webinar

    A recording of the webinar is available here (the link will take you to the right page on the Advance HE website). A copy of the presentations by Jonathan Neves (Advance HE) and Rachel Hewitt (HEPI) are available (in PDF format) by clicking on the links below. This HEPI /…

  • 22 Apr 2020

    2020 HEPI University Partners’ Annual Policy Briefing Day

    Please note that due to the current Covid-19 crisis, this event has had to be cancelled. Hosted by London Metropolitan University, the 2020 HEPI University Partners’ Policy Briefing Day provides an opportunity for colleagues within our partner institutions to come together to discuss the key issues that dominate the higher…

  • 10 Mar 2020

    HEPI Expert Policy Seminar: Measuring the value of higher education

    The value of higher education has been fiercely debated in recent years and the Government are committed to cracking down on ‘low value’ courses. Many criticise the use of existing metrics to define value, such as graduate salaries and the Teaching Excellence Framework, but, to date, no better alternative has…