2 days / 60 speakers
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26 – 27 June 2019


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.