Shaping the future of higher education

10 May 2018 13:13 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Shaping FuturesAMOSSHE is excited to announce four of our keynote speakers at Shaping Futures, the AMOSSHE national conference 2018!

Shaping Futures opens on Wednesday 4 July with an inspiring keynote address from David Grevemberg CBE (Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Games Federation), the organisation responsible for the Commonwealth Games, Commonwealth Youth Games and many other initiatives that inspire Commonwealth athletes to drive the ambition and power of all Commonwealth citizens through sport.

David GrevembergDavid will focus on leadership perspectives, drawing upon real world examples from major projects in the world of sport and human rights that mirror the responsibilities, challenges and opportunities facing higher education providers in the pursuit of a world class student experience and student success.

Then on day two (Thursday 5 July), three exceptional women leaders in UK higher education will join us in a unique panel discussion. Shakira Martin (President, National Union of Students), Nicola Dandridge CBE (CEO, Office for Students) and Professor Dame Janet Beer (President, Universities UK) will take the stage together to discuss how students, universities, and the independent sector regulator are shaping the future of the student experience.

Shakira MartinShakira Martin broke the cycle of deprivation through study at Lewisham and Southwark College, and developed her voice to become the second NUS President in 95 years to have not attended a higher education institution. Shakira is committed to taking away barriers to education and giving students a voice.

Nicola DandridgeNicola Dandridge CBE is the first Chief Executive Officer of the new Office for Students, the independent regulator of higher education in England. In 2015 Nicola was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to higher education.

Janet BeerProfessor Dame Janet Beer is President of Universities UK, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool, and a Trustee of the British Council. In 2018 Janet was awarded a Damehood for her services to higher education and equality and diversity.

Shaping Futures takes place in Liverpool from 4 to 6 July 2018. As well as inspiring keynote speakers, the conference also features a rich programme of workshops and presentations. There’s a world of new ideas, good practice, and thought-provoking topics to explore, including changing the higher education culture, creating positive learning and living environments, interventions to enable student success, and levelling barriers to student achievement.

Find out more about the Shaping Futures programme, and book your place before 23 May

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