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Augar and everything after

17 Jul 2019, 09:30 - 16:30
Woburn House
20 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9HQ


The higher and further education sectors have been anticipating the publication of the post-18 education and funding review for many months, and the wait is now over. But publication of the recommendations is in many ways just the start – what happens after Augar?

The government has suggested that there will be some form of consultation and a period of reflection before it formally responds to the review - and that provides scope for universities to engage ahead of its implementation.

Delegates will hear from stakeholders from across the post-18 education landscape to consider the impact of the proposed changes for all four nations of the UK. We will look at what students think about the proposals and what applicants need to know about from your marketing and communications. Industries and employers that will be affected by the review's recommendations will also share their views. And there will be a chance to discuss the opportunities that are posed within the recommendations.

Why you should attend

This one-day conference will dissect what the recommendations might mean for universities and students, examine how the government might take these recommendations forward into policy, and explore ways for the sector to shape what happens next. Some of the sessions and speakers include:

The risks and opportunities after Augar

  • Alistair Jarvis, Chief Executive, Universities UK
  • Dr Gavan Conlon, Partner, London Economics
  • Sarah Randall-Paley, Director of Finance at University of Lancaster, and Chair, British Universities Finance Directors Group

How do we adress the skills gap - Does Augar have the answers?

  • Matthew Fell, Chief UK Policy Director, CBI

Making the case for the arts and students' rights to choose

  • Dinah Caine, Chair Of Governing Council, Goldsmiths, University of London and Chair of Education and Skills, Creative Industries Council

What do we mean by value?

  • Clare Marchant, Chief Executive, UCAS

Social mobility - what does Augar mean for access funding and how might it work?

  • Anna Williams, Director of Communications, Research & Advocacy, The Sutton Trust
  • Chris Hale, Director of Policy, Universities UK

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at anyone whose role brings them into contact with strategy, planning and policy, advising senior leaders, and student and stakeholder engagement – including public/political affairs.

Anyone with an interest in this topic is welcome to attend, however job roles which may find this event particularly useful are:

  • Registrar
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Director/Head of Strategic Planning
  • Business development/Knowledge exchange manager
  • External/LEP/civic engagement staff
  • Strategic advisor/public affairs lead
  • External communications teams
  • Marketing and student recruitment teams
  • Internal communications teams
  • Head of Vice-Chancellor's office

If you have any questions about this or any other of our events, please contact us on events@universitiesuk.ac.uk or 020 7419 5535.

We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available at this event. Please contact Esther Dudley, Head of Events and Engagement for information, tel: 020 7419 5412; email: esther.dudley@universitiesuk.ac.uk.

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Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Events Producer
Universities UK

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK


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