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.
The national policy landscape
The future growth of accelerated degrees
Demand from employers and students
Funding and sustainability
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.
Will Hammond, Programme Manager, Universities UK
Dr Cathy Kerfoot, Standards and Frameworks Manager, Quality Assurance Agency
Emma Pollard, Principal Research Fellow, The Institute For Employment Studies
Anne Miller, Registrar, University of Buckingham
Dr Nigel Thomas, Dean of the School of Life Sciences and Education, and Dr Peter Jones, Dean of the School of Business, Law and Economics, University of Staffordshire
Andrea Cameron, Head of School of Social and Health Sciences, Abertay University
In this session, we will pose a series of structured questions for delegates to discuss on their tables. These will relate to the current and future opportunities and challenges created by accelerated degrees. Delegates will be asked to reflect on these as well as sharing other examples, evidence and experiences. Delegates will also be asked to identify key questions and where they need support or information, to inform the future activities of the organisations presenting at the seminar.
Douglas Blackstock, Chief Executive, Quality Assurance Agency