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Employer engagement

Date: 13 May 2009
Venue: The Commonwealth Club, London WC2N 5AP

The government has called for a new generation of ‘business facing’ universities. Employer engagement has already been embraced by many universities including the University of Hertfordshire and Thames Valley University.

Join the debate to discover how to make the most of the opportunities available.


  • David Lammy, Parliamentary under secretary of state for skills
  • David Sweeney, director for research, enterprise and skills, HEFCE
  • Derek Longhurst, chief executive, fdf
  • Richard Brown, chief executive, CIHE
  • Colin Monk, pro vice-chancellor, University of Brighton
  • Madeleine Atkins, vice chancellor, Coventry University
  • Graham Henderson, vice-chancellor, University of Teesside
  • James Ramsbotham, chief executive, North East Chamber of Commerce
  • Graham Love, chief executive, QinetiQ and member of the CBI Higher Education Task Force
  • Malcolm Grant, president and provost, University College London

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Managing university estates during the credit crunch

Date: 30 June 2009
Venue: The Commonwealth Club, London WC2N 5AP

  • What are the Government’s future spending plans?
  • What will be its key criteria for funding capital projects?
  • How are some universities building and running their campuses cost effectively?

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