Buckingham Festival of Higher Education

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The Higher Education (HE) sector’s most influential figures will be speaking and taking part in debates and panel sessions on the most important issues facing HE at the Buckingham Festival of Higher Education.

The event takes place at the University of Buckingham over June 13th & 14th. Speakers include:

  • The Rt Hon Lord Andrew Adonis – Politician and journalist
  • Shakira Martin – President of the NUS
  • Amanda Spielman – HM Chief Inspector of Education, Ofsted
  • Professor Sir Michael Barber – Chair of the Office for Students (OfS)
  • Mary Curnock Cook – Educationalist and former UCAS CEO
  • Rt Hon Lord David Willetts – Author and former Universities Minister
  • Sir Anthony Seldon – Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham

The topic and themes of the 2018 event are:

  • Social mobility and admissions
  • Teaching quality and TEF
  • Transition from schools to HE and work
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Freedom of speech
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Modernising the curriculum

For more information and to book, visit www.hefestival.com, call 01280 814080, or email festival@buckingham.ac.uk.