This event is part of our programme of Meet the Experts events, providing the opportunity for members to speak directly with government and sector bodies in Chatham House discussions to enhance mutual understanding. The sessions will also include updates on policy and practice from both the organisation and members.
Meet the Experts: HEFCE
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) distributes public money for teaching and research to universities and colleges. It promotes high quality education and research, within a financially healthy sector.HEFCE is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Education. HEFCE hosts one half of the Alternative Provider Intelligence Unit shared with the Department for Education.
This event will be a learning opportunity for both Independent HE members and HEFCE. It is a chance for members to get to know how to interact with the many sides of HEFCE, as well as developing a better understanding of the designation process. It is also a chance for HEFCE to learn more about the alternative provider sector and the sector's needs in an open, honest and confidential discussion.
This session is suitable for:
Members of staff involved with designation, HEFCE policy, Prevent Monitoring and more.
Rob Stroud - Rob leads on the overall engagement processes HEFCE undertakes with alternative providers outside of processes related to their designation for student support.
Yvonne Hawkins - Yvonne became Director (Universities and Colleges) at HEFCE in May 2014. Previously, she held the role of Director of the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Jean Arnold - Jean is Head of Gateways and has an overall responsibility for specific course designation, DAPs, UT, and designation for HEFCE funding application processes.
Anna Sherratt - Amy is a Senior Analyst who leads all of the work HEFCE perform on data analysis.
Helen North - Helen is the Assurance Consultant and leads the team that undertakes the FSMG (a check on financial sustainability, management and governance) in relation to designation for students.
Key topics we will cover:
The session will be run as a forum of mutual understanding. There will be both time for members to get their voices heard, as well as time to ask questions and listen to the HEFCE team.
This free event is for Independent Higher Education members only. To book your ticket please click 'Tickets' above and enter your institution's membership number when prompted to ENTER CODE. You will then be sent a confirmation email.
If you cannot locate your membership number, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org