20 Tavistock Square
Putting universities at the heart of a thriving, global, post-exit UK is a one-day conference being held in partnership with the Higher Education Funding Council for England. It will examine the current political and policy environment and explore, among other things, new models to protect and enhance UK university international collaboration across Europe and the wider world.
The event will provide a forum to share our latest thinking and to hear a range of perspectives from leading figures in the higher education sector and beyond. We are expecting a broad range of speakers, including Mark Garnier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade and representatives from UUK, HEFEC, the British Council, Policy Exchange and IPPR among others.
UK universities role in supporting the UK's export and industrial strategies
The future of global research collaboration
Promoting UK higher education post-Brexit
Building and sustaining effective global networks post-exit
Reframing the immigration debate
The event which will bring together over 150 university leaders, will also assess how the challenges of Brexit can best be met, as well as how the sector can identify and benefit from new global engagement opportunities following the UK's exit from the EU.
Places are limited to two per institution and are open to UUK members or members of senior leadership teams or nominated Council members.
Professor Madeleine Atkins CBE, Chief Executive, HEFCE
Delegates can choose to attend one of the four sessions below based on a ‘first come, first served’ basis:
Matt Robb, Managing Director, Parthenon-EY
Nolan Smith, Director of Finance at HEFCE
Glynne Stanfield, Partner and Head of UK Governance and External Relations practice and International Education practice, Eversheds
Yvonne Hawkins, Director Universities and Colleges, HEFCE
Mike Rowley, Partner and Head of Global Education practice, KPMG
Martin Priestley, Partner, Pinsent Masons
Lucy Shackleton, Head of European Engagement, Universities UK International
Alistair Jarvis, Deputy Chief Executive, Universities UK
What are the key factors about EU collaborative programmes that make them valuable to UK universities? What extent are these replicable outside EU frameworks?
As the UK develops a new trade deals and diplomatic priorities, could these provide opportunities for universities global collaboration?
What other models are there for international networks as a means of stimulating global research and education partnerships?
What new factors and developments will future global university networks have to respond to, across research partnerships and the mobility of staff, students and ideas?
Professor Paul Boyle, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester
Tim Willis, Chair of the Research Councils International Network and Associate Director International BBSRC
Jan Palmowski, Secretary-General of the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities, and Academic Vice President, University of Warwick.
Professor Rebecca Hughes, Director of Education, British Council
This session will explore institutional, national, European and global perspectives on international research & innovation collaboration, reflecting both on the efficacy of existing mechanisms and networks for international cooperation and articulating common priorities for the future.
As Government considers a range of options for the post-Brexit immigration system, what should be the university sector's priorities? Does Brexit provide an opportunity for a review of all migration routes for both EEA nationals and non-EEA nationals?
How can we work collectively to improve public understanding of different migration trends and what different groups contribute – to the economy, to long-term population change?
In the face of growing global competition for talent, what lessons can we learn from overseas?
As the Government seeks to form new trade deals with countries around the world, could the ‘movement of talent’ be weaved into such deals?
Chaired by Professor Paul Boyle, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester
David Goodhart, Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration, Policy Exchange
Phoebe Griffith, Associate Director for Migration, Integration and Communities, Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
Jo Attwooll, Programme Manager, Universities UK
Japneet Bhandal, First Secretary (Immigration), Canadian High Commission