University of London Friday 4 to Saturday 5 November, 2016
Attainment, Access and Affordability in Higher Education: system-level and institutional responses in the early 21st century
Additional Thursday Afternoon Workshop Added
SHARED IT SERVICES, SERVICE INNOVATION & NEW OPERATING MODELS
In response to requests from members involved in reviewing their IT operations, the University of London and King’s College London will jointly host a workshop on Thursday afternoon, the 3rd of November, on developments in these two institutions in shared services, service innovation and the implementation of new IT operating models.
The workshop agenda, is as follows:
1. Recent developments in shared IT services at the University of London
- Cyber Security
- Virtual Learning Environments
- Cloud hosting
2. Recent developments in shared IT services at King’s College London
- The Slough Data Centre
- High Performance Computing
- Public/private partnerships in e-education
3. Service innovations at University of London and King's College London
- KCL's Cornwall Service Centre
- UoL's Computer Centre (ULCC): recent innovations and developments
4. Innovations in service management and delivery
Commencing at 13.00 with a sandwich lunch and ending around 17.00, senior IT professionals at the University of London and King’s College London will conduct an interactive, informal workshop, sharing their honest experiences and observations. This workshop is a part of our HUMANE Seminar in London, included in the seminar fee. Please note your attendance when registering online.
According to the Economist, the global tertiary-enrolment ratio – the share of the student-age population at university – went up from 14% to 32% in the two decades to 2012; in that time, the number of countries with a ratio of more than half rose from five to 54. University enrolment is growing faster even than demand for that ultimate consumer good, the car.
However, both market-based and state funding models of satisfying this burgeoning demand have had mixed success at best in getting under-represented groups into higher education. And even when they do, the attainment gap between higher and lower socio-economic groups is still significant, despite a generation of social inclusion policies.
An impressive group of keynote speakers will help us to take on these big issues, including:
Prof. Bertrand Monthubert President, Campus France (FR) Reading the Currents: the outlook for HE access and attainment in France
Baroness Alison Wolf Professor of Public Sector Management, King's College London (UK) A Bleak Future? Universal tertiary education, and what happens if we get it wrong
Rt. Hon. Charles Clarke Former UK Education and Home Secretary (UK) The Political Economy of Higher Education Financing Policy
Prof. Les Ebdon Director of the Office for Fair Access to Higher Education (UK) Why universities should do more to promote social mobility
Dr. Michael Harms Director of Communications, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (DE) No Fees, No Problem? Access to and affordability of German Higher Education
Alexandra Rosenbach Chief Strategy Advisor Internationalisation, Maastricht University (NL) Money Talks: access, affordability and attainment in Dutch Higher Education: creating an inspiring and diverse international classroom at Maastricht University
With additional presentations from:
Prof. Bo-Anders Jönsson - Pro-Dean, University of Lund (SE) - Recent developments in higher education access and educational attainment policy in Sweden: a University of Lund perspective
Andy Moss - Senior Vice President, Pearson Education (UK) - Transforming educational attainment: innovations and developments in the for profit HE sector
Nadine Almanasfi and Aaron Porter - Post-graduate student and former student president, and former National Union of Students President (UK) - A student representative’s perspective of the access and attainment agenda and what the future holds
Doreen Thompson, Billy Reed and KCL students - Widening Participation Unit, King’s College London (UK) - Widening Participation and social inclusion strategy at King’s College London
Download the Seminar Flyer
The flyer is available here.
Is available here. Please note - content is subject to change.
Who Can Attend?
The HUMANE Seminar in London is open to:
- HUMANE Members
- HUMANE Members can also attend with one or more colleagues
- HUMANE Members can also send colleagues from their University
- Winter School Alumni can attend all HUMANE events
EFMD and EUA Members
Plus other Higher Education professionals may apply to attend here
The Seminar Fee is € 495 . This includes lunch on Friday and Saturday, the HUMANE Dinner on Friday.
Accompanying people are charged at € 75, this includes lunch on Friday and Saturday plus the HUMANE Dinner on Friday but no admittance to the seminar sessions.
Upon registration you will receive a confirmation letter and invoice. Please wait until you receive the invoice before arranging the payment.
Accommodation and Practical Information
Will be sent to participants upon registration.
Provisional Seminar Schedule
Thursday 3 November:
IT Workshop lunch from 13:00
Friday 4 November:
Registration and lunch from 12:00 / Seminar sessions 14:00 to 17:00 // HUMANE Seminar Dinner 19:30
Saturday 5 November:
Seminar sessions 09:00 to 13:00 / lunch
Information can be found here
Please register online at: online registration