Reporter 415, 23 February 1998

CVCP Higher Education Conferences

Lifelong Learning

The Role for Universities

Thursday 5 March 1998

Grosvenor House Hotel, London W1

Cost for Universities, Colleges, Local Authorities: £152.75 (incl. VAT)

The Government is due to publish a series of White Papers on Lifelong learning in early 1998, from the DfEE, Scottish and Welsh Offices. This one day CVCP conference will explore the role for universities in developing and implementing the Government's proposals. Universities already play a significant role in lifelong learning, providing courses at all levels - HND, undergraduate, PhD and CPD. How will the developments announced in the White Papers affect this role? In particular what changes will be needed in universities' management, access, curriculum and funding? How can higher education generally develop its interface and partnership with further education to deliver the flexible learning opportunities that lifelong learning demands?

This conference is for senior managers in higher and further education, academics, careers advisers and training and personnel officers in business and funding organisations.

Speakers include:

Baroness Blackstone, Minister of State, Department for Employment and Education

Diana Warwick, Chief Executive, Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals

Professor Bob Fryer, Principal, Northern College (Lifelong Learning Advisory Group Member)

Dr Geraldine Kenney-Wallace, Managing Director and Vice-Chancellor, British Aerospace Virtual University

Jon Snow (to be confirmed), Broadcaster

Morning Seminars (delegates choose one)

1. Widening Access - Professor David Robertson, Liverpool John Moores University

2. New Technology & Small and Medium Sized Enterprises - Speaker to be confirmed.

3. Curriculum Changes - Speaker to be confirmed.

4. Working with Further Education - Michael Austin, Principal, Accrington & Rossendale College

5. University for Industry and Higher Education - Helen Milner, Project Manager, UFI Pilot Project, University of Sunderland

Afternoon Seminars (delegates choose one)

6. Best Practice - Access - Maggie Woodrow, European Access Network (EAN), University of Westminster

7. The Funding Implications - Speaker to be confirmed.

8. Quality Assurance - Dr Robin Jackson, Assistant Director, Quality Enhancement Group, QAA

9. Working with Small and Medium Sized Enterprises - Richard Brown, Director, The Council for Industry and Higher Education (CIHE)

Further information and booking forms available from the Conference Producers: Neil Stewart Associates, 11 Dartmouth Street, London SW1H 9BL Tel: 0171 222 1280. Fax: 0171 222 1278

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