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09:30 Welcome  (Cornwall Suite)          
  Simon Cleaver, Chair, Study UK        
  Ian Kimber, Director of Quality Development, QAA    
                 
09:40 Opening address             
  Alex Proudfoot, Chief Executive, Study UK      
                 
The Brightest, the Best and the Bogus? Addressing immigration concerns in education  
International education has suffered from successive governments’ drives to shape the immigration narrative, and the new Conservative administration claims a mandate for further action. In this plenary debate we discuss the pursuit of Home Office goals for immigration control within a global education market. A panel of sector experts and political analysts consider whether the government has the balance right and what future the UK has in international education.
10:00 Graham Able, Chairman, Exporting Education UK      
10:15 Panel:              
  Graham Able, Chairman, Exporting Education UK    
  Sam Bowman, Deputy Director, Adam Smith Institute  
  Marie Clark, Head of Marketing and Comms, Hobsons  
  Carl Lygo, Vice-Chancellor, BPP University       
  Gordon McKenzie, Chief Executive, GuildHE    
                 
11:00      Break and refreshments (Crown Suite)        
                 
11:30 Briefing on the Counter-terrorism Prevent duty (Cornwall Suite)  
  Steve Hall, Head of Strategic Engagement, HEFCE      
                 
11:50 Elective session 1            
                 
Cornwall Suite: The future of HE – implications for Alternative Providers    
  Ian Coates, Deputy Director for Alternative Providers & HE Governance, BIS, Debbie Oliver, Head of Alternative Provider Intelligence Unit, BIS, Rob Stroud, Head of Alternative Provider Engagement, Institutions, HEFCE  
                 
Cambria Suite: Keeping up with UKVI: Tier 4 in 2015        
  Perrin Carey, Director, Eunomiasolutions Ltd,  Nichola Carter, Principal, Carter Thomas Solicitors    
                 
12:50      Lunch  (Crown Suite)          
                 
13:40      AGM - for Study UK Members only  (Cambria Suite)    
                 
14:00    Keynote address  (Cornwall Suite)        
  Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham  
                 
14:35 Elective session 2            
                 
Cornwall Suite:  Digital pioneers: What We Discovered From Teaching 3,011,753 Learners Online    
  Justin Spooner, Strategic Consultant, FutureLearn & Director of Unthinkable Consulting, James Taylor, CEO, ICMP Online  
                 
Cambria Suite: International Education Marketing – what works and what might not  
  Dr Neil Kemp OBE, Director, NK Education Ltd      
                 
15:35      Break and refreshments  (Crown Suite)      
                 
Teaching, Quality and the Excellence adventure: Higher Education in flux    
2015 has been a year of seismic shifts in the quality landscape for higher education. 2016 promises new roles for existing bodies and a renewed focus on the classroom experience. The combined forces of widening participation, quality assessment and teaching excellence will put pressure on the reputation and status of new and established providers in the marketplace. Our expert panel explores what the next year has in store for academics, HE wonks and regulators alike.
16:00     Yvonne Hawkins, Director (Universities and Colleges), HEFCE   
16:30     Panel:              
  Yvonne Hawkins, Director (Ueniversities and Collges), HEFCE   
  Nick Hillman, Director, HEPI        
  Ian Kimber, Director of Quality Development, QAA    
  Mark Leach, Editor in Chief, Wonkhe      
  Anne Miller, Registrar, University of Buckingham    
                 
17:15 Chair's closing remarks          
  Simon Cleaver, Chair, Study UK        
                 
17:30 Drinks reception