14.11.2013 - 14.11.2013

Partnership and collaboration in a changing environment: Engaging with employers

Time:14.11.2013 - 14.11.2013
Location:Lincoln, United Kingdom

This series of three conferences will examine different aspects of partnership and collaboration in higher education and consider how engagement with institutional partners, employers and communities can help higher education providers make sense of a rapidly evolving higher education environment.

The conferences will give delegates the chance to learn about some of the best practice in the sector, while offering an opportunity to consider what makes for successful and effective engagement in the new HE environment. The events will also explore:

  • The economic context in which HEIs now work and the relevance of partnership and collaboration;
  • Social and economic impact as a criterion for research funding;
  • The localism agenda and the role of university leaders in contributing to ‘leadership of place´;
  • The role of engagement in curriculum development; and
  • The relevance of partnership and engagement to other key agendas, including flexible and mature access and widening participation.
  • Delegates will leave the events better-informed about the relevance and potential impact of partnership and collaboration on their work, on the success of their institutions and on their partners. They will have a better understanding of the common factors which contribute to successful HEI engagement. And delegates will have the opportunity to develop a first sketch of an action plan to improve institutional engagement with local institutions, employers and communities.

Second session: Thursday, 14 November 2013, University of Lincoln

The second event considers the mutual benefits of employer engagement. Key note speakers include:

  • Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln
  • David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science (invited)
  • Ian Oakes, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & External Engagement), University of Wolverhampton

The events are jointly organised by NIACE, Action on Access, the Forum for Access and Continuing Education, and the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning.

For more information and to book your place at NIACE website. Enquiries to NIACE Events at events(at)niace.org.uk.