Can the Public University be Saved?

January 28, 2012
University of Warwick

United Kingdom


Liam Burns
National Union of Students
Steven Hill
Research Councils UK
John Holmwood
Nottingham University
Howard Hotson
Oxford University
Richard Lambert
University of Warwick
Alan Langlands
Higher Education Funding Council for England
Shabana Mahmood
Labour Party
Anthony McClaran
Quality Assurance Agency
Laurie Penny
New Statesman

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Speakers include Sir Alan Langlands (Chief Exec, HEFCE) Richard Lambert (Warwick Chancellor, former Director-General of the CBI), Shabana Mahmood MP (Labour, Shadow Minister for Higher Education) Dr Steven Hill (RCUK Head of Strategy Unit), Anthony McClaran (Chief Exec, Quality Assurance Agency), Laurie Penny (Activist, writer for the New Statesman), John Holmwood (CPU), Howard Hotson (Oxford), and Liam Burns (President of the NUS).

The summit looks at imminent changes facing the role university has as a public institution. With students and universities across the country for the first time preparing for up to £9,000 annual fees in 2012 - now is a good time to question what a university education will mean for future generations, and for society as a whole. 

Organised for the first time by both students and staff at the University of Warwick, and supported by Warwick Hub, WHES promises to be an exciting day of debate. 

Tickets include lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Earlybird tickets can be bought here at a lower price: 

For further interest, please contact Event Coordinator David Reed on [email protected]

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January 28, 2012, 9:00am BST

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