Should free speech always be upheld – even it if causes offence? Is the school curriculum an adequate preparation for life? Will robots take over from teachers? – tell us what topics you’d like to see discussed at a special Question Time panel session chaired by Academy of Ideas Director Claire Fox.
The session will be on the first day of the festival, June 13th. Panellists include Sonia Sodha, Leader Writer, The Observer, Dr Joanna Williams, Senior Lecturer, University of Kent, Jim Dickinson, Chief of Staff, UEA Students Union, Professor Becky Francis, Director, Institute of Education, UCL, Professor Andy Westwood, Vice Dean, Faculty of Humanities, University of Manchester.
Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, said: “Nothing is off limits. For example, why is social mobility stalling in the UK? Is it the fault of schools, universities or employers? What is the point of GCSEs? We’d love to hear your views as to what are the key issues for debate at this particular session.”
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We’d like to take this opportunity to update you on our excellent list of speakers for this year’s Festival of Higher Education.
Already we have announced that Amanda Spielman, Ofsted Chief Inspector will attend as a speaker, alongside Nick Hillman, Director of HEPI and Shakira Martin, President of the NUS.
With just 124 days to go until the University of Buckingham’s third Festival of Higher Education, we want to keep you updated on who will be involved in the panels and discussions on the biggest issues facing the HE sector.
Shakira Marin and the Festival of Higher Education 2018
Further Education advocate, Shakira Martin who has pledged to “expose and demolish class barriers to education” will talk at the Buckingham festival of higher education. Shakira, who won the NUS presidency in April with 56% of the vote is the first woman from an African-Caribbean background to become NUS president and aims to ensure genuine fair access across the education sector.
Exciting new update for the Festival of Higher Education 2018.
While it may be coming up to Christmas, we are always keeping a keen eye on the other festivities next summer. With the Festival of Higher Education on 13th and 14th June fast approaching we are proud to be announcing more speakers involved in our debates next summer.
Who’s excited for the Festival of Higher Education 2018?
It may only be autumn, but we are already looking ahead to summer 2018 and in particular, the 13th and 14th June when we are happy to announce the Festival of Higher Education will be returning for a third year. This year is set to be bigger and better than ever before.