THE UNIVERSITY OF BUCKINGHAM

2 days / 40 speakers
Be inspired

26 – 27 June 2019

Podcasts 2018


James Seymour, Director of Recruitment and Admissions

Welcome to the Festival of Higher Education 2018



Anthony Seldon, Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham

Welcome to the Festival of Higher Education 2018



Curriculum – Is it fit for purpose?

With Mary Curnock Cook, Independent Educationalist and Former CEO of UCAS; Bill Watkin – Chief Executive, Sixth Form Colleges Association; Julian Astle – Director of Education, RSA, and Stephen Tierney – Chair of Head teachers, Round Table Group.



The transition from school to training work and higher education

With James Seymour – Director of Admissions and Recruitment, University of Buckingham; Claudia Harris – Chief Executive of The Careers & Enterprise Company; Geoff Barton – General Secretary of ASCL and John Yarham – Chief Executive of Futures.



Social Mobility – Can schools do more to improve mobility and access to HE?

With Tom Middlehurst – Head of Public Affairs, The Schools Students and Teachers Network; Carl Cullinane – Research and Policy Manager, Sutton Trust; Stephen Tierney – Chair of Head teachers, Round Table Group and Joan Deslandes – Head Teacher of Kingsford Community College.



The transition from school to training work and higher education

With James Seymour – Director of Admissions and Recruitment, University of Buckingham; Claudia Harris – Chief Executive of The Careers & Enterprise Company; Geoff Barton – General Secretary of ASCL and John Yarham – Chief Executive of Futures.



Artificial Intelligence – Can it truly create a better learning experience?

With Dr Harin Sellahewa Head of Applied Computing Department, School of Science, University of Buckingham; Dr Peter Foltz – Vice President Research, Advanced Computing and Data Science, Pearson; Ellen Wilson – Vice President Higher Education Services, Pearson and Sir Anthony Seldon – Vice Chancellor, University of Buckingham.



Fair Funding – Is the current model sustainable and value for money?

With Mary Curnock Cook – Independent Educationalist and Former CEO of UCAS; David Willetts – Executive Chair of Resolution Foundation and Andrew Adonis – Former Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, Author and Campaigner.



Non Traditional Routes in Higher Education

With Dr Ann Limb CBE DL – South East Midlands, Local Enterprise Partnership; Rajay Naik – Chief Executive Officer, Keypath Education; Roxanne Stockwell – Principal, Pearson College and John Drew – Dean of Humanities, University of Buckingham.



Improving the Quality of Teaching in Higher Education

With Chris Payne – Head of Academic Services, University of Buckingham; Professor Janice Kay CBE – Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Exeter University and Ant Bagshaw – Deputy CEO, WonkHE.



Pearson Education Debate; Future skills – equipping today’s students for success in tomorrow’s jobs



David Goodhart; Head of Demography Policy Exchange and Author of The Road to Somewhere in Conversation with Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham – Making Sense of Societal and Political Changes



Is the Admissions Process to Universities Fit for Purpose?

With James Seymour – Director of Admissions and Recruitment, University of Buckingham; Clare Marchant – Chief Executive, UCAS – Chris Ramsey – Headmaster, Whitgift and HMC Rep HE and Mark Huntington – Managing Director, A Star Future.



Raising the Quality of Teaching in Schools and HE – Research informed Practice and Professional Development

With James Moore – Head of Teaching and Learning, Silverstone UTC; Sir Kevan Collins – Chief Executive, Education Endowment Foundation (EEF); Dr Julie Nelson – Research Director, Impact Team, National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and Dr Jo Pearson – Head of the Oldham Research School and Teamworks Teaching School Alliance and SCITT.



Question Time Panel Debate

With Claire Fox – Director of the Academy of Ideas; Sonia Sodha – Leader Writer, The Observer; Dr Joanna Williams – Author, commentator and the Education Editor of Spiked; Jim Dickinson – Chief of Staff, UEA Students Union; Professor Becky Francis – Director, Institute of Education, UCL and Professor Andy Westwood – Vice Dean, Faculty of Humanities, University of Manchester.



Fair Funding – Is the current model sustainable and value for money?

With Mary Curnock Cook – Independent Educationalist and Former CEO of UCAS; David Willetts – Executive Chair of Resolution Foundation and Andrew Adonis – Former Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, Author and Campaigner.



Mental health and wellbeing in schools

with Anthony Seldon – Vice Chancellor, University of Buckingham; Catherine Roche – Chief Executive of Place2Be; Damien Page – Dean of The Carnegie School of Education; Masa Popovac – Lecturer in Psychology, University of Buckingham and Geoff Barton – General Secretary of ASCL.



HEPI Debate – This house believes academic selection is wrong at 11 and still wrong at 18

With Nick Hillman – Director of HEPI; Matthew Taylor – Chief Executive of the RSA; John Claughton – Former Chief Master, King Edward’s School, Laura McInerney – Education Journalist for Schools Week and the Guardian and co-founder of Teacher Tapp and Michael Appleyard – County Councillor.


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