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Political affairs in higher education forum

17 Jun 2020, 09:30 - 17:00
Woburn House
20 Tavistock Square
Kings Cross, WC1H 9HQ

After several turbulent years the UK now has a greater degree of political stability with a majority government in office. This creates the environment for longer-term and more ambitious policy-making which the higher education sector should capitalise on. This one-day event will provide attendees with insight into the new government's priorities and how to influence for the benefit of universities, students and the communities which they serve.

Why should you attend?

This event will bring together policymakers and sector leaders to give you a rounded picture of the state of higher education policy and politics, as well as equip you with new ideas on how to influence discussions and policy surrounding higher education.

Who should attend?

This event is essential for anyone working in policy, public affairs and external stakeholder management in universities. Relevant job titles include:

  • Director/Head of Public Affairs
  • Director/Head of Communications and Engagement
  • Director/Head of Corporate Communications
  • Director/Head of External Relations
  • Director/Head of Stakeholder Management
  • Senior Policy/Advocacy/Public Affairs Officer
  • Policy/Advocacy/Public Affairs Officer
  • Advisor

If you have any questions about this or any other of our events, please contact us on events@universitiesuk.ac.uk or 07500 441505.

We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available at this event. Please contact Esther Dudley, Head of Events and Engagement for information, tel: 07500 441501; email: esther.dudley@universitiesuk.ac.uk.

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK


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