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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 Apr 2023

    HEPI / TechnologyOne roundtable dinner, Wednesday 26 April 2023

    How far can technology address the higher education sector’s biggest challenges? While the UK higher education sector still punches well above its weight in terms of its world-class reputation, it faces considerable challenges including funding shortages, low staff morale, student expectations and a delicate policy environment.  This HEPI roundtable, supported…

  • 26 Apr 2023

    Are the humanities in crisis?

    The Government wants to cement the UK’s place as a ‘science and technology superpower’, while encouraging more people to take degrees in STEM subjects. Given this focus, with insufficient mention of the role that arts and culture can play in the society of tomorrow, are the humanities in crisis? And…

  • 25 Apr 2023

    Universities as Drivers of FDI into UK R&D – Interactive Panel Discussion

    At this even organised by Midlands Innovation, NCUB, UUK and Henham Strategy, the recent HEPI report The role of universities in driving overseas investment into UK R&D will be discussed. This event will feature George Freeman MP (Minister for Science, Research and Innovation), Lord Johnson (Minister for Investment), Dr Alexis Brown…

  • 28 Mar 2023

    2023 HEPI / Advance HE House of Commons Breakfast Seminar, Tuesday 28 March 2023: ‘Global HE: beyond international students, what impact should UK higher education have worldwide?’

    On Tuesday 28 March 2023, HEPI and Advance HE hosted the second in a series of 2023 seminars at the Houses of Parliament on the international nature of higher education. With guest speakers: Jamie Arrowsmith, Director, Universities UK International (UUKi) Professor Irene Tracey, Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford Maddalaine Ansell, Director…

  • 16 Mar 2023

    HEPI / Lloyds Bank roundtable dinner, 16 March 2023

    On Thursday 16 March 2023, HEPI, with support from Lloyds Bank, is hosting a roundtable dinner in London on how the higher education sector should lead on tackling the climate emergency, with guest speaker Richard Jackson, Director of Sustainability at UCL. Please note this is an invitation-only event. For further…

  • 14 Mar 2023

    HEPI / London Higher report launch, 14 March 2023

    On Tuesday 14 March 2023, HEPI and London Higher are launching Living and Learning in London: What the 2022 HEPI / Advance HE Student Academic Experience Survey tells us about student life in the capital. The report is a joint publication by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), and is…

  • 6 Mar 2023

    A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Professor Sir Graeme Davies

    Please note, this event is not organised by HEPI but we are publicising it because Graeme chaired HEPI successfully until 2014. On Monday 6th March 2023 at 1.00 pm, a Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Professor Sir Graeme Davies FREng CEng FIMMM FRSNZ will be held…