With the publication of the Skills for Jobs white paper, the government’s interim conclusion of the review of post-18 education and funding and the plans for the future of the Teaching Excellence Framework, a policy agenda for the future of post-compulsory education in England is taking shape.

At this Wonkhe @ Home we’ll digest all the policies and their implications for universities, and we’ll assess the likely direction of travel for post-compulsory education across the UK in the context of the government’s wider aspirations for rebuilding post-Covid. With the help of a basket of policy experts and policy makers we’ll identify the opportunities and risks for higher education and think through the crunchiest policy challenges the government has set itself.

Agenda

09.00 Welcome and policy debrief with Team Wonkhe

09.40 The future shape of post-compulsory education – what we know about the policy and the politics

Speakers: David Hughes, chief executive, Association of Colleges; Anne Milton, former minister for skills and apprenticeships and KPMG associate; Andy Westwood, professor of government practice, University of Manchester. 

10.30 Higher technical skills, credit transfer, and lifelong loans

Speakers: Edward Peck, vice chancellor, Nottingham Trent University; Sue Rigby, vice chancellor, Bath Spa University; Claire Callender, professor of higher education studies, UCL Institute of Education. 

11.20 Break

11.40 Unpacking the Pearce review of TEF

In conversation with Shirley Pearce, independent reviewer of TEF. 

12.00 Quality, TEF and the student experience

Speakers: Shirley Pearce, independent reviewer of TEF; Chris Husbands, vice chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University, and TEF chair; Ailsa Crum, Director of Membership, Quality Enhancement and Standards, QAA; Meg Price, vice president education, Worcester SU.

12.45 Close

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With the publication of the Skills for Jobs white paper, the government’s interim conclusion of the review of post-18 education and funding and the plans for the future of the Teaching Excellence Framework, a policy agenda for the future of post-compulsory education in England is taking shape.

At this Wonkhe @ Home we’ll digest all the policies and their implications for universities, and we’ll assess the likely direction of travel for post-compulsory education across the UK in the context of the government’s wider aspirations for rebuilding post-Covid. With the help of a basket of policy experts and policy makers we’ll identify the opportunities and risks for higher education and think through the crunchiest policy challenges the government has set itself.

Agenda

09.00 Welcome and policy debrief with Team Wonkhe

09.40 The future shape of post-compulsory education – what we know about the policy and the politics

Speakers: David Hughes, chief executive, Association of Colleges; Anne Milton, former minister for skills and apprenticeships and KPMG associate; Andy Westwood, professor of government practice, University of Manchester. 

10.30 Higher technical skills, credit transfer, and lifelong loans

Speakers: Edward Peck, vice chancellor, Nottingham Trent University; Sue Rigby, vice chancellor, Bath Spa University; Claire Callender, professor of higher education studies, UCL Institute of Education. 

11.20 Break

11.40 Unpacking the Pearce review of TEF

In conversation with Shirley Pearce, independent reviewer of TEF. 

12.00 Quality, TEF and the student experience

Speakers: Shirley Pearce, independent reviewer of TEF; Chris Husbands, vice chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University, and TEF chair; Ailsa Crum, Director of Membership, Quality Enhancement and Standards, QAA; Meg Price, vice president education, Worcester SU.

12.45 Close

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Speakers

  • Shirley Pearce

    Chair, independent review of the TEF

    Shirley has held senior executive and non-executive roles in higher education, health and policing. She was Vice Chancellor of Loughborough University from 2006 – 2012, where she delivered a new strategy for the university which saw a significant increase in turnover, closer working with industry partners and research success in the Research Excellence Framework alongside … Continued

  • Chris Husbands

    Vice chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University and chair, TEF

    Sir Chris Husbands is a university leader, academic, educationist and public servant. He has served as vice chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University in the UK since January 2016. Prior to joining Sheffield Hallam, Sir Chris was Director of the Institute of Education (2007-2015) and then Vice-Provost at University College London (2014-2015). Sir Chris is also … Continued

  • Anne Milton

    Former skills and apprenticeships minister

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  • Andy Westwood

    Professor of Government Practice, University of Manchester and skills expert

    Andy Westwood, Vice Dean for Social Responsibility in the Faculty of Humanities and Professor of Government Practice, University of Manchester 

  • David Hughes

    CEO, Association of Colleges

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  • Sue Rigby

    Vice Chancellor, Bath Spa University

    Sue Rigby

  • Edward Peck

    Vice Chancellor, Nottingham Trent University
  • Claire Callender

    Professor of higher education, Birkbeck and UCL Institute of Education

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  • Ailsa Crum

    Director of Membership, Quality Enhancement & Standards, QAA
  • Meg Price

    President, Worcester Students' Union

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  • Mark Leach

    Editor in Chief, Wonkhe
  • Debbie McVitty

    Editor, Wonkhe

    Debbie McVitty, Editor, Wonkhe

  • Jim Dickinson

    Associate Editor, Wonkhe
  • David Kernohan

    Associate Editor, Wonkhe

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