All colleagues are invited to be part of the Framing the Future series, a programme of discussion and debate with external speakers, intended to challenge and inform our thinking on some key topics that are likely to be relevant for the development of our new College Strategy. This will then be followed by the formal Strategy development which will take place in the first half of next year through an extensive process of consultation with the College community.
The Framing the Future series will feature panel events, podcasts and conversations in departments and schools as we inform ourselves and prepare for the development of the strategy.
The first panel event ‘Financial Futures’ featured guest speakers, Julie Mercer, Partner at Cairneagle Associates and Andy Stephens, Finance Director at Loughborough University. With Higher Education costs and tuition fees continually in the news, this session takes a step back and considers what financial factors will impact on universities over the next decade. Watch a recording of the Financial Futures event.
Rethinking Equality and Diversity
The first podcast 'Rethinking Equality and Diversity' featured guest speaker, Gary Loke, Director of Knowledge, Innovation and Delivery at Advance HE. The podcast raises points about how organisations and individuals can contribute to a culture that supports progress on equality and diversity. Listen to the podcast.
The second panel event 'Reimagining Education' featured guest speakers, Professor Simon Barrie, Pro Vice-Chancellor Western Sydney University, Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Buckingham and Professor Mary Stiasny, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), University of London. Watch to a recording of the Reimagining Education event.
The Engaging University
The second podcast 'The Engaging University' featured guest speakers, Sue Littlemore, Higher Education Project Manager for the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) , Paul Manners, Director, National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) and John McVay, CEO Pact. CEO Support. The podcast link will be published in the staff newsletter on Tuesday 22 October. Listen to The Engaging University podcast here.
Service for the Future
The third panel event 'Service for the Future' featured guest speakers, Dr Ann Ewing, Formerly Vice President, Organizational Capability, BP and Head of L&D, HSBC, Laura Ipsen, President and Chief Executive Officer at Ellucian, Clare Marchant, Chief Executive, UCAS and Nicola Brown, partner at Mills & Reeve LLP. Watch a recording of the Service for the Future event.
The third podcast 'Graduate Futures' featured guest speakers, Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive of the ISE (Institute of Student Employers) and Dr Charlie Ball, Head of Higher Education Intelligence at Graduate Prospects. Listen to the Graduate Futures podcast here.