THE UNIVERSITY OF BUCKINGHAM

Festival of Higher Education

26 – 27 June 2019


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THE UNIVERSITY OF BUCKINGHAM

Festival of Higher Education

26 – 27 June 2019


Book your ticketsProgramme

THE UNIVERSITY OF BUCKINGHAM

Festival of Higher Education

26 – 27 June 2019


Book your ticketsProgramme

THE UNIVERSITY OF BUCKINGHAM

Festival of Higher Education

26 – 27 June 2019


Book your ticketsProgramme
FESTIVAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Who’s the festival for?

Whether you are a teacher, higher education professional, journalist or student, the Festival of Higher Education has much to offer.

Teachers

Hear the variety of viewpoints from our broad range of engaging speakers. Learn more about the transition from school to higher education and speak to the country’s most experienced admissions experts.

Higher Education Professionals

A broad range of leading thinkers from the HE sector will enlighten delegates with their dynamic perspectives. Contributions range from the current state of the sector to its untapped potential.

Journalists

Hear all the news about the higher education sector and what the future holds. Meet a wide range of HE’s top educationalists.

Students

Whether continuing with education or entering the graduate labour market, learn what the true value of a Higher Education qualification holds and how to shape your future.



2019 Speakers and themes

The 4th annual Festival of Higher Education at Buckingham brings the leading minds from the education sector together to dissect the major issues facing HE. Join us as we navigate a sector that is evolving like never before:

Themes across the two days include:

• The future of HE
• Q and A sessions with the Universities Minister and Ofsted Chief Inspector • Mental health and wellbeing in education • Widening participation in universities • The HE sector post-Brexit • Fair and transparent admissions • Freedom of speech • The role of an Arts curriculum • Decolonising the curriculum • Alternative routes and delivery modes

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Mary Curnock Cook OBE

Former Chief Executive of UCAS

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Sir Michael Barber

Chair, Office for Students, the higher education regulator for England

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Amanda Spielman

HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills & former Chair of Ofqual

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Nick Hillman

Director of HEPI

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Sir Anton Muscatelli

Sir Anton Muscatelli

Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Glasgow

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Chris Skidmore

Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation

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Anne-Marie Canning MBE

Director of Social Mobility and Student Success, King’s College London

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Emran Mian

Emran Mian

Interim Director General, Strategy and International, Department of Education


THE UNIVERSITY OF BUCKINGHAM

Festival of Higher Education

26 – 27 June 2019

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The Venue

The University of Buckingham; the perfect setting.

Latest news

Keeping you up to date.

6th June 2019

The University of Buckingham’s annual Festival of Higher Education is back for the fourth year with the biggest line-up yet. With over 60 speakers set to attend, the two-day conference will take place on the 26 and 27 June with some of the most influential speakers within higher education. There will be talks, debates and […]

6th July 2018

We’ve had great feedback from all of our Festival of Higher Education delegates who told us our range of debates and talks were what they enjoyed most about the event. One of the most popular debates was Rt. Hon David Willetts and Lord Adonis on the subject of fair funding but many also enjoyed the […]

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2nd July 2018

Following his vow to tackle student mental health at the Buckingham Festival of Higher Education, Sam Gyimah, Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, has come up with a plan to address the serious issue of student suicides. At Buckingham he said action needed to be taken to make it easier for universities to contact […]

Get involved

Join us for two days of inspiration on 26 – 27 June 2019.

Our sponsors


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Sir John Cass Foundation

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Pearson

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Bosch

In collaboration with


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Royal Shakespeare Company

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HEPI

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Debate Mate

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