Distinction and Diversity in Higher Education

Bright Blue Conference – University: is it worth it?

Bright Blue fringe event at the 2015 Conservative Party

Speakers:

  • Jo Johnson MP, Minister for Universities and Science (invited)
  • The Rt Hon Lord David Willetts
  • Katja Hall, Deputy Director-General, CBI
  • Megan Dunn, President, NUS
  • Prof Joy Carter, Vice-Chancellor, University of Winchester
  • Matthew d’Ancona, Chair, Bright Blue

Key Questions:

  • Is it right that more young people are attending university?
  • Is university the best way to prepare young people for the modern labour market?
  • Does a £9,000 degree represent value for money?
  • What reforms are needed to enhance the quality of the student experience?
  • How can we ensure government gets a better return on its investment in universities?
  • What changes are needed to the student loans system to make it fair and sustainable?
  • Are universities serving the local economy they operate in?
  • Can universities add value to regional development, especially the Northern Powerhouse?

17:45-19:00

Refreshments will be served. No need to RSVP; just turn up on the day.

Sponsored by GuildHE and University Alliance

brightblue.org.uk