3rd July 2018

Wonkhe presents – Proceed with caution: Fees funding and the future of higher education

With the review of post-18 education funding now under way, Wonkhe is bringing together the higher education community to discuss the future of fees and funding across the UK.

Throughout the day we will debate the focus of the review and what that means for our institutions. We will discuss the direction of travel of higher education funding, the political context, the balance of taxpayer and student contribution, how we talk about value for money, and how all this may impact on an institution’s core mission. Find the agenda here.

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Confirmed speakers

  • Philip Augar, Chair, post-18 funding review panel
  • Helen Carasso, co-author of “Everything for Sale? The Marketisation of UK Higher Education”, University of Oxford
  • Gavan Conlon and Maike Halterbeck, London Economics
  • Linda Drew, Director and CEO, Ravensbourne
  • Charles Heymann, communications and reputation advisor
  • Alison Jones, Director of Planning, Legal and Governance, University of Bradford and Chair, HESPA
  • David Malcolm, Head of Policy and Campaigns, National Union of Students
  • Andrew McGettigan, HE funding expert and author of “The Great University Gamble: money, markets and the future of higher education”
  • Sally McGill, CFO, Durham University and Chair, BUFDG
  • Ian Robinson, Director, Public Sector and Education, HSBC
  • Julie Tam, Deputy Director of Policy, Universities UK
  • Anna Vignoles, Professor of Education, University of Cambridge

Full agenda here.

Who should attend?

The event is for senior staff in HE providers; heads of administration; governors/trustees; staff working in planning, legal, finance, governance, policy, communications; students’ unions; sector agencies and government departments; other organisations working in higher education.

Wonkhe is delighted to present this conference in association with the British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG) and Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA). The event is sponsored by HSBC.

Garden Party


All delegates are invited to join us directly after the conference for our annual garden party, generously supported by OES. We will bring the Wonkhe community together to enjoy drinks, conversation and (hopefully) the July sun in the beautiful garden of the Royal College of Physicians.

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To pay by invoice, please use the online form and we will issue an invoice. If you have any questions about the event, please contact

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