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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.

  • 23 Sep 2019

    HEPI / UPP roundtable at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton

    Past, Present, Future: The prevalence of the residential model in the UK Higher Education sector and implications for future policy For many students, there are big advantages as they move away from home to enrol on what they perceive to be the best course for them, and, arguably, residential higher…

  • 17 Sep 2019

    Launch of the Unite Students / HEPI Insight Report 2019

    With universities now facing greater scrutiny than ever before, and with a new regulatory regime designed to create a step-change in access and participation, the key focus now is not just on “getting in” but also on “getting on”. The sector is awash with data on the student experience but…

  • 27 Jun 2019

    HEPI Debate at Buckingham Festival of Higher Education

    Motion: This House believes the UK higher education system is failing boys Speakers to include: Mary Curnock Cook, chair of The Access Project; Martin Daubney, writer on men and boys’ issues; Professor Martin Mills, Institute of Education; Sarah Fletcher, High Mistress, St Paul’s School for Girls; Nick Hillman, HEPI Director…

  • 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’.