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Innovative learning: Driving educational change

8 December, 08:30 - 16:30, Manchester Conference Centre

Charlie Leyland, HEFCE Higher Education Policy Adviser, will be speaking at this event run by Open Forum Events

Engage 2015: Engaging with impact

2-3 December 2015, Bristol

Steven Hill, HEFCE Head of Research Policy, will be speaking at this National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement event.

The future for quality assessment in higher education

Wednesday 25 November 2015, Central London

Madeleine Atkins, HEFCE Chief Executive will be giving a keynote address at this Westminster Higher Education Forum seminar.

HEFCE Annual Meeting 2015

Thursday 12 November, 0930-1300 followed by lunch. No.11 Cavendish Square, London

The meeting offers an opportunity to learn more about recent HEFCE developments, and provides a forum for questions. 

Consultation events: changes to the National Student Survey, Unistats and information provided by institutions

9, 12, 17 November. Edinburgh, Cardiff, London

A consultation event on the review of information about higher education, jointly run by the four UK higher education funding bodies.

Enhancing the quality of the student experience

Wednesday 4 November 2015, Central London

Charlie Leyland and Ross Hudson, HEFCE Higher Education Policy Advisers, will be speaking at this Inside Government forum.

Building better research relationships between industry and academia

Tuesday 3 November 2015, Central London

Alice Frost, Head of Knowledge Exchange, Subjects and Skills, HEFCE will be delivering a keynote address at this Westminster Higher Education Forum seminar.

Social innovation ‘sandpit’: warm-up event

Friday 23 October, Central London

HEFCE and the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) held a warm-up event to set out plans for an intensive workshop, or ‘sandpit’, in social innovation to be held in the New Year.

The future for postgraduate taught education

Thursday 22 October 2015, Central London

Dr Pam Macpherson Barrett, HEFCE Higher Education Policy Advisor, will be speaking at this Westminster Higher Education Forum seminar.

Strategic advisory committees conference 2015

Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 October 2015, Aston University, Birmingham

The eighth conference of HEFCE’s strategic advisory committees.

Improving student experience and applying consumer law - informed choice, value for money and addressing complaints

Thursday 15 October, Central London

Sarbani Banerjee, HEFCE's Senior Policy Adviser in the learning and teaching team, will be speaking at this Westminster Higher Education Forum seminar.

2015 TRAC Development Group practitioners conference

14 October, Grand Connaught Rooms, London.

The TRAC Development Group (TDG) conference for TRAC practitioners took place on the 14 October at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London.

Postgraduate Support Scheme 2014-15 conference

17 September, INOX Dine, University of Sheffield

This event will highlight the Postgraduate Support Scheme (PSS) pilot project findings.

HESES15 beginners / refresher seminar – changes to HESES tables and guidance for 2015-16

Monday 7 September 2015 at Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London WC1N 1HT

Topics included changes to the HESES survey and verification from previous years, examples to illustrate the changes, and an introduction to the updated HESES tables for 2015.

Quality assessment review consultation events

Monday 20 Birmingham, Thursday 23 July London, Thursday 3 September Manchester and Monday 7 September London

These events will provide an opportunity to explore the proposals set out in the consultation on future approaches to quality assessment in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

Culture, creativity and the academy: Exploring the new normal

Tuesday 14 July 2015, 1000-1800, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Milton Court, London EC2Y 9BH

David Sweeney, HEFCE Director, Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange, will be speaking at this conference held by The Culture Capital Exchange.

The Metric Tide: Report launch for the independent review of the role of metrics in research assessment and management

Thursday 9 July 2015, 09:00 – 12:30, The Wellcome Trust, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

A half-day event for senior decision makers from across the higher education and research system to debate the review’s findings, and consider how these can be taken forward.

Maximising the role of universities in local economic growth

Tuesday 7 July 2015, Central London

Kevin Richardson, HEFCE Local Growth Expert Adviser, will be speaking at this Westminster Higher Education Forum seminar.

Opportunities for further education colleges in higher education (Midlands and South)

Monday 6 July 2015, 1000-1530, Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, 126 New Street, Birmingham B2 4JQ

This event was designed for further education colleges (FECs) in the Midlands and South region. It looked at opportunities for colleges in higher education after the general election.

Competition and regulation in higher education

Wednesday 1 July 2015, Central London

Heather Fry, HEFCE Director (Regulation and Assurance) will be delivering a keynote address at this Westminster Higher Education Forum seminar.

Enhancing UK graduate employability

24 June 2015, Royal College of Surgeons, Central London

Chris Millward, HEFCE Director of Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange, will be delivering a keynote address at this Inside Government event.

Technology in higher education - best practice, skills and the student offer

Wednesday 24 June 2015, Central London

Dr Ellie Clewlow, HEFCE Head of Learning and Teaching, will be speaking at this Westminster Higher Education Forum seminar.

Research and scholarship conference

Wednesday 24 June, Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London

John Lea, Director of the HEFCE Catalyst Fund Scholarship Project, will be speaking at this Association of Colleges conference.

Publicly funded colleges orientation event

10 June, Filton Holiday Inn Bristol

This event was designed to help delegates from publicly funded colleges on key regulatory, funding and policy issues for HEFCE-funded colleges. 

Higher level and degree apprenticeships (London and East institutional team event)

Wednesday 3 June 2015, Aldersgate Room, Central Hall Westminster, London, SW1H 9NH.

This event is designed for higher education institutions, further education colleges, and other stakeholders in the London and East region with an interest in higher level and degree apprenticeships.

Developing the higher level vocational education system and the next steps for Higher Apprenticeships

21 May 2015, Central London

Peter Seddon, HEFCE Senior Policy Adviser, Knowledge Exchange & Skills Policy, will speak at this Westminster Employment Forum seminar.

Access and widening participation conference

19 May 2015, The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP

Chris Millward, HEFCE Director (Policy), is speaking at this Association of Colleges and Action on Access event

Quality assessment review plenary session: London

30 March 2015, Woburn House, London

We held a quality assessment review plenary session at which we discussed sector responses to the discussion document and roundtable events. 

The future for open access and the move towards open data

Thursday, 26 March 2015, Central London. This event is CPD certified.

Dr Steven Hill, HEFCE Head of Research Policy, will be speaking at this Westminster Higher Education Forum event.

Quality assessment review plenary session: York

20 March 2015, Ron Cooke Hub, Heslington East campus, York University

We are holding a quality assessment review plenary session at which we will discuss sector responses to the discussion document and roundtable events.

Working with schools: Universities sponsoring academies, university technical colleges (UTCs) and free schools

Friday 13 March 2015, Central Hall Westminster, Central London

This event was designed to follow up initial research undertaken by HEFCE into Higher Education Institutions’ relationships with academies, university technical colleges (UTCs) and free schools. 

Learning gain in higher education

9 February, Royal Society, London

A conference with a range of English and international speakers to explore and debate different conceptions and measures of learning gain. Learning gain is the difference between the skills demonstrated by students at two points in time.

HEFCE Annual Conference 2015

4-5 February 2015, Senate House, London

The conference is an invitation-only event for heads of higher education providers in England and representatives of HE stakeholder organisations. 

HEFCE metrics workshop: metrics and the assessment of research quality and impact in the arts and humanities

Friday 16 January 2015, 1030 to 1630, Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick

A one-day workshop hosted by the University of Warwick, as part of the independent review of the role of metrics in research assessment.

Westminster Higher Education Forum: Next steps for the Research Excellence Framework

Thursday 23 April 2015, central London

David Sweeney, Director, HEFCE will be speaking at this event.

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