The Future of Postgraduate Education Conference
The Future of Postgraduate Education Conference 2015 will bring key stakeholders together from across the higher education sector and beyond to share learning and examine the Government’s latest strategies for securing a leading, sustainable system for postgraduate education in the UK.
Through a combination of leading presentations alongside discussion and debate, delegates will discuss the current and future funding changes to postgraduate education and gain insight into how to widen access to and enhance the quality of postgraduate education, using innovative ways to attract first-class postgraduates.
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|Bill Rammell||Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, University of Bedfordshire|
|Aaron Porter||Director, External Affairs, National Centre for Universities and Business|
|Pam Tatlow||Chief Executive, Million+|
|Steven Hill||Head of Research Policy, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)|
|Jude Hill||HE Policy Advisor working on Policy on Postgraduate Students in Research Degrees, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)|
|Yvonne Moogan||Director of MBA, Salford Business School, University of Salford|
At a time of uncertainty for postgraduate education as a consequence of rising undergraduate tuition fees and changes to international student visa requirements, the Government is determined to ensure that the UK’s postgraduate education system remains world class and competitive on a global scale.
The Government remains committed to working with universities and colleges so that they can continue to provide high quality teaching and research and produce highly skilled post graduates. Its commitment to widening access to postgraduate education was highlighted back in July 2013 with the allocation of £125 million of extra funding aimed at increasing access to postgraduate education. In addition, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has pledged support for postgraduate study, increasing funding for taught and research postgraduate programmes by more than £200m to 2015. Also, following the spending review in June 2013, the government announced that from 2015-16 the National Scholarship Programme will be redesigned. This is to support postgraduate students, offering an additional funding path to support postgraduate learning.
A healthy postgraduate system is vital to Britain’s continued academic and economic success. Postgraduates are a vital part of Britain’s innovation infrastructure and are an important factor in attracting companies to locate high-value operations in the UK. Postgraduates are central to the UK’s international and economic success in an increasingly competitive globalised world. Yet, whilst the demand for postgraduate skills is growing, statistics published in January 2014 by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) showed that postgraduate enrolment decreased by 6% between 2011/12 and 2012/13.
Delegates who will have an interest in this event will include pro and vice chancellors, associate deans for postgraduate teaching and learning, heads of postgraduate study, principal and senior lecturers, project managers and postgraduate marketing managers, marketing managers, heads of graduate school, directors of admissions, administration officers, student recruitment managers and will be drawn from higher education, research councils, central government, charities and the private sector.
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From attending The Future of Postgraduate Education Conference you will learn:
- Funding the future of postgraduate education and learning
- Postgraduate education as “the new frontier of widening participation”
- Maintaining the delivery of outstanding postgraduate education going forward
- Anticipating and responding to challenges in the postgraduate education market in order to safeguard the reputation of UK higher education
- Widening access to and social mobility within postgraduate education
- Bringing together people and resources to research and share best practice in the delivery of postgraduate learning
- Successfully obtaining funding to increase access and participation in postgraduate learning
- Working in partnership to meet the needs of industry through business-responsive postgraduate courses
- Safeguarding standards and improving the quality of UK postgraduate education
- Ensuring postgraduate employability and the best academic, personal and professional outcomes from postgraduate degrees
- Working in partnership with other key institutions to enhance the quality and impact of postgraduate learning and teaching
- Maintaining close collaboration with the higher education sector to maintain exceptional standards
- Enhancing the quality of the postgraduate education provided across the UK through sharing good practice and ideas
- Providing world-class research opportunities in postgraduate education
- Developing distance and e-learning courses in postgraduate education
- Digital transformation to enhance postgraduate recruitment
- Enhancing social mobility – increasing access to postgraduate education
- Enhancing postgraduate student experience