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Accelerated degrees

Accelerated degrees: understanding the opportunities

1 Jun 2017, 10:00 - 15:30
Woburn House Conference Centre
20 Tavistock Square


A one-day seminar that will give delegates a better understanding of the policy landscape and a clearer idea of how to implement accelerated degrees in their institution. 

Delegates will hear from leaders and key stakeholders in this area about the current policy landscape, the likely demand from both students and employers and examples of current accelerated degree programmes.

Key themes at this seminar on accelerated degrees will include: 

  • The national policy landscape 

  • The future growth of accelerated degrees

  • Demand from employers and students 

  • Quality assurance

  • Funding and sustainability 

Why are we talking about accelerated degrees now? 

In February 2017 Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, announced to the sector that the government was pushing ahead with plans to enable more accelerated degrees. These degrees have the potential to provide the courses which our economy and our workforce need and with the Department for Education currently reviewing existing evidence for undergraduate accelerated degrees as an alternative way of studying in higher education there has never been a better time for us to come together to discuss and debate.

As accelerated degrees can be particularly attractive to non-traditional students, they also support widening participation goals. They offer a way for universities to diversify their offer and develop alternatives while also forging closer links with employers and driving productivity and economic growth.​

This seminar produced in partnership with Universities UK and QAA, is a unique opportunity to receive the most relevant and up to date information you need to understand the latest policy on this topic and initiate planning, or further enhance your accelerated degree offering.

Rachael Firth

Rachael Firth

Head of Events and Conferences
Universities UK

Agnes Jacobs

Agnes Jacobs

Events Producer
Universities UK

Katie Ross

Katie Ross

Events Officer
Universities UK

Holly Wildish-Jones

Holly Wildish-Jones

Events and Marketing Assistant
Universities UK


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