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Placing the Student at the Heart of Higher Education Innovation

Taking place on Thursday 8th October 2020 at the QEII Centre, London, The Higher Education Conference addresses the latest policy reforms and features key discussion topics including; Student Engagement & Wellbeing, Education Technology, Smart Campuses and the Post-Brexit Landscape.

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Why attend The Higher Education Conference?

Placing the student at the heart of the day’s discussions, the conference will address topics such as changes to funding, university performance, mental health, and preparing for post-Brexit.

Our line-up of expert speakers will share their vision for the future of higher education through high level discussions and interactive case studies.

By defining and debating central issues to higher education, the day will provide crucial insight on how to tackle these during a time of high uncertainty.

Topics will include:


Dr Tamsin Bowers-Brown
Head of Pedagogic Practice and Associate Professor in Learning and Teaching
University of Derby (Confirmed)
James Clay
Head of Higher Education and Student Experience
Jisc (Confirmed)
Rachel Hewitt
Director of Policy and Advocacy
The Higher Education Policy Institute (Confirmed)
Dr Homeira Shayesteh
Project Academic Leader, MDX Living Pavilion and Senior Lecturer in Architecture and BIM
Middlesex University (Confirmed)
Richard Cotton
Director of Student Recruitment and International Relations
University of Manchester (Confirmed)
Nicola Turner MBE
Head of Sector Practice
Office for Students (Confirmed)
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP
All-Party Parliamentary University Group (Confirmed)



The show was very informative and had an excellent selection of companies which were all there to support education

Quality Manager, Coventry University

For me the key benefit is really the speakers. There’s some really good, innovative thinking and learning which is the reason I come year on year.

Employee Engagement Associate, Loughborough University

It was nice attending a show where you could access information under one roof.

Senior Lecturer in Further Education and Training, Sheffield Hallam University

I found the show to be extremely enlightening across a number of areas of my responsibility and found the discussions/seminars/presentations to be extremely helpful.

Faculty Management Accountant, University of Bedfordshire

Tickets & Registration

This popular, highly interactive one-day conference is a must-attend in the Higher Education calendar. Benefit from:
  • A programme delivered by leading policy makers and decision makers across the Higher Education sector
  • The opportunity to solve strategic problems by sharing ideas and solutions with over 300 of your peers
  • Discovering new ways to ensure teaching excellence and enhanced student experience in your institution


QEII Centre

In the very heart of Westminster, The Queen Elizabeth II Centre is ideally located to take advantage of everything London has to offer.

Uniquely situated in the shadow of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye, the award-winning, purpose-built events venue is perfectly placed for you to experience London’s many cultural attractions.

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