THE UNIVERSITY OF BUCKINGHAM

2 days / 40 speakers
Be inspired

13 – 14 June 2018

Speakers

Our exciting line-up of speakers for the Buckingham Festival of Higher Education 2017 tackled a diverse range of topics, from the importance of access and outreach to higher education, to the role of university rankings.

Experts also spoke on the importance of well being, happiness, and what a Positive University can look like, with The University of Buckingham becoming Europe’s first university to dedicate itself to positivity.

More details on the line-up of speakers for the 2018 Festival will be announced soon.
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Sir Anthony Seldon

Vice-Chancellor University of Buckingham.
Author, political commentator and contemporary historian.

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Mary Curnock Cook OBE

Former Chief Executive of UCAS


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Priya Lakhani OBE

Founder, Century Tech

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Professor Les Ebdon CBE DL

Chair, Office for Fair Access to Higher Education

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Professor Dennis Hayes

Professor of Education at the University of Derby and Director of AFAF

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Jo Johnson

Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation

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Nick Hillman

Director of HEPI

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Professor Tristram Hooley

Director of Research, The Careers & Enterprise Company

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Virginia Isaac

Chief Executive of the Inspiring Futures Foundation and President of the Career Development Institute

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Luke Johnson

Entrepreneur and Author

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Professor Max Lu AO FAA FTSE

President and Vice-Chancellor University of Surrey

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Dr Joanna Cox

Head of Business Alliance and Partnerships, Cranfield University

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Andy Moss

Senior Vice President Higher Education, Pearson Plc

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Ed Smith

Course Director, MA History of Sport, University of Buckingham

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Johnny Rich

Chief Executive of outreach organisation Push, Chief Executive of the Engineering Professors’ Council, and Director of Communications & Usability for global universities comparison tool U-Multirank

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Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea CBE DL

Chancellor of the University of Birmingham and President of UKCISA

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Bahram Bekhradnia

HEPI President and author of HEPI Paper International university rankings

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Sally Hunt

General Secretary, University and College Union (UCU)

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Dr Ruth Caleb

Head of Counselling, Brunel University

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Professor Richard Layard

Programme Director, Wellbeing, LSE

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Professor Tim Blackman

Vice-Chancellor Middlesex University

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Professor Chris Husbands

Vice Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University

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Dr Elnaz T Kashefpakdel

Head of Research, Education and Employers

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Paul Kirkham

Chief Executive, Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

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John O’Leary

Editor, The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

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Dr Alan Martin

Head of Psychology Department, University of Buckingham

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Professor Catherine Montgomery

Professor of Education Department of Education, University of Bath

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Martin Robinson

Author

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Andrew Smith

Chairman of Buckinghamshire and Thames Valley LEP

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Pam Tatlow

Former Chief Executive of MillionPlus, The Association for Modern Universities

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Adrian Anderson

Chief Executive of UVAC

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Jamie Bytheway

Project Manager, Greater Manchester Higher Network for Collaborative Outreach

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Andy Westwood

Co-director of Policy@Manchester and Professor of Further and Higher Education, University of Wolverhampton

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John Claughton

Former Chief Master of King Edward’s School, Birmingham

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Professor Alex de Ruyter

Professor in the Business School and Director of Research, Birmingham City University

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Dr Graeme Atherton

Head of AccessHE London Higher and Director of NEON

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Professor Anthony Glees

Director of BUCSIS, University of Buckingham

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Professor Karol Sikora

Dean of Medicine, University of Buckingham

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Professor John Clapham

Chief Operating Officer, University of Buckingham

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James Seymour

Director of Admissions and Student Recruitment, The University of Buckingham

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Mark Dawe

Chief Executive, AELP

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David Sweeney

Executive Chair Designate of Research England

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Martin Birchall

Managing Director, High Fliers Research Ltd

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Rose Luckin

Professor of Learner Centred Design at UCL Knowledge Lab

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Andy Nagle

Education lead for Microsoft in Scotland

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Richard Simmons CBE

Chair, BPP University

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John de Pury

Assistant Director of Policy, Universities UK

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Roxanne Stockwell

Principal, Pearson College

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Warren Whyte

Represents North Bucks at both Buckinghamshire County Council and Aylesbury Vale District Council

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Richard Harrington

Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEP

THE UNIVERSITY OF BUCKINGHAM

Festival of Higher Education

13 – 14 June 2018