Where do we go from here?

26 November 2020 | 08:45 - 18:00 (GMT)

This year has seen university life disrupted in ways previously unthinkable. The impact of Covid-19 continues to reverberate across the academy, affecting staff and students, research and teaching, and, increasingly, the relationships between town and gown.

To help us forge forward to address these enormous challenges, THE is convening a day of must-attend virtual discussions for university stakeholders. Together, we will collectively take stock and draw up a vision for UK higher education in 2021 and beyond.

Programme themes:

  • Cuts, casualisation and Covid and campus in crisis – the reality of a career in academia
  • Getting admissions right in 2021
  • The future of international student mobility
  • Maintaining student mental health during Covid
  • Moving online teaching from a short-term fix to a long-term solution
  • The impact of Covid on equality, diversity and inclusion at UK universities
  • The shifting landscape of UK research

 

Join us for this vital gathering for all who care about the future of UK universities. We will close on a distinctly positive note, as we celebrate the work of over 80 shortlisted institutions and reveal this year’s THE Awards winners.

 

The event will be facilitated by our new immersive virtual events platform. Our online environment enables you to connect with delegates from around the world, access essential content and create new partnerships through this time of global separation.

Our speakers


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Cara Aitchison
President and vice-chancellor
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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Valerie Amos
Master of University College Oxford
University of Oxford
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Graeme Atherton
Director
National Education Opportunities Network
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Janet Beer
Vice-chancellor
University of Liverpool
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Neil Ferguson
Vice-dean of the School of Public Health
Imperial College London
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Kostis Giannidis
President
Erasmus Student Network
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Alistair Jarvis
Chief executive
Universities UK
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Funmi Olonisakin
Vice-president and vice-principal (international)
King's College London
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Lesley Thompson
Vice-president of academic and government strategic alliances
Elsevier
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Victor Zhang
Vice-president
Huawei
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High-quality conversations and sessions meant that I came away from THE enthused with new ideas that I want to put into practice and talk to my colleagues about.


Charles Knight
Associate Director of Student Experience
Edge Hill University

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Spectacular array of talent and knowledge at a well-run event that provided lots of opportunity to engage in meaningful and relevant discussions.


Callum Perry
Undergraduate Education Officer
University of East Anglia

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THE Live provided an opportunity for officers and managers to network with vice-chancellors and senior leaders, and share best practice in the sector.


Hayley Cook
Corporate Communications Manager
Leeds Trinity University


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