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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.

  • 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,…

  • 12 Sep 2018

    HEPI / HSBC embargoed roundtable lunch on ‘targeted tuition fees’

    HEPI will be co-publishing a report on Targeted tuition fees: is means-testing the answer? on Thursday 20th September 2018, which focuses on higher education financing from an international perspective. The report has been written by Alex Usher and Robert Burroughs, both based in Canada at Higher Education Strategy Associates. The…

  • 6 Sep 2018

    HEPI / RSA Roundtable: How best to teach university undergraduates?

    HEPI / RSA roundtable focused on the quality of teaching in the higher education sector, drawing on the experiences from the schools sector In the schools sector there exists the Education Endowment Foundation which acts as a mediator between the education research community and schools (and which also sponsors its…

  • 19 Jun 2018

    HEPI Roundtable Partner Dinner, 19 June 2018

    At the next HEPI Partner Dinner Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive at the Office for Students, will provide the introductory talk to kick-start the discussion around the table, with the focus of discussion on the new higher education landscape. The evening will be chaired by Professor Sir Ivor Crewe, HEPI’s Chair…