BrHExit: Where next for universities and Europe?


09th August 2016

Wonkhe is hosting the first event in the sector exploring Brexit and what it means for UK higher education. We are gathering wonks, politicians, policymakers and academics to learn from the campaign, plan for the future and discuss practical steps to ensure that UK universities continue to thrive.

Sessions include:

  • Professor Matthew Goodwin – Why did people vote Leave?
  • Lessons from the campaign: The new politics and the role of universities in putting our fractured society back together.
  • Building towards Brexit: the politics, negotiation and influence of HE
  • Rebuilding post Brexit: making universities stronger than ever
  • What’s next for science and research policy before and after we leave the European Union?
  • Post-Brexit – time for a new internationalism in higher education?

Confirmed speakers:

  • Mark Leach, Editor, Wonkhe
  • Matthew Goodwin, author and Professor of Politics at the University of Kent
  • Alistair Jarvis, Deputy CEO, Universities UK
  • Claire Craig, Director of Science Policy, The Royal Society
  • Deirdre Heenan, PVC and Provost, Ulster University
  • Alixe Bovey, Head of Research, The Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Jonathan Simons, Head of Education, Policy Exchange
  • Tricia King, Vice President Operations, CASE
  • Smita Jamdar, Partner, Shakespeare Martineau
  • James Wilsdon, Professor of Research Policy, University of Sheffield
  • Joy Carter, Vice Chancellor, University of Winchester
  • Beth Button, European Students’ Union
  • Huw Morris, Director, Skills, Higher Education and Lifelong Learning, Welsh Government
  • Andy Westwood, Associate Vice President Public Affairs, University of Manchester and Professor of Politics, Winchester University
  • Graeme Wise, Head of Policy, University Alliance

Download the full agenda

The event will be at Senate House, London from 9.30 – 5pm on Tuesday 9th August 2016.

Check to see if you are eligible for a Wonkhe Partner Rate.

If you have any problems booking or have other questions, please email us.



David Banks for Wonkhe