Key Points
  • International students and academic staff - Tackling any misperceptions created by Brexit: The impact of Brexit on perceptions of prospective international students and EU academic staff already working in the UK has been clear, as surveys suggest. This panel will analyse the implications of Brexit on perceptions of the UK's higher education sector overseas and discuss tangible solutions to securing the future of EU students and academic staff and ensuring the UK remains a globally welcoming and competitive HE destination for the brightest and best.
  • Britain's future in higher education research programmes in the EU - Pathways ahead: The importance of Erasmus+, Horizon2020 and other research programmes to Britain's academic institutions has been well documented, as underlined in the Education Select Committee's report from April 2017 on Brexit and higher education. This forward thinking discussion will consider Britain's future within these programmes and what contingency plans should be in place for any eventuality, including funding alternatives to provisions made by European Research Council.
  • Recalibrating - Looking global and serving the local - The realities facing the sector: Amidst a period of significant change facing higher education, the discussion will review the impetus Brexit has possibly provided for regional growth funds and how this can be realised. The conversation will also dwell deeper into the cross-governmental strategy that is currently being sought in supporting international research, collaboration and local communities.
Guest of Honour

Jo Beall Director of Education and Society, British Council

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Overview
With Britain’s departure from the EU and the implementation of the Higher Education and Research Act, the sector of higher education is in a period of significant change. As a sector that has benefited substantively from EU integration and collaboration, through the exchange of students and academic staff alike, along with the UK’s deep involvement in key EU research programmes, means the higher education field will have bespoke questions that need answering in each of these crucial areas. This is irrespective of the final Brexit deal reached. Contingency plans and pathways for such a deeply embedded sector become paramount.

This forum looks at each of these key impact areas head on. Key voices from the field discuss what future trajectories and contingency plans in higher education could and should look like in a period of high uncertainty, to strengthen and maintain the UK’s global standing, research reputation and extensive collaboration in the sector.

Speakers

Jo Beall Director of Education and Society, British Council

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Julia Black Pro Director for Research and Professor of Law, London School of Economics

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Tom Frostick Policy and Programmes Manager, University Alliance

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Sponsors & Exhibitors

Cambridge Assessment


Venue details

Central London


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