Debate on creating a regional higher education network

The University of Wolverhampton will host an open debate on forming a Regional Higher Education Policy Network in the Midlands.

Intended to extend and develop activities already taking place in Midlands universities, speakers will invite debate on how greater collaboration, and a stronger voice from our region, might influence national Higher Education policy making and funding.

Anyone interested in higher education policy is invited to attend the debate, organised by the University's Education Observatory, and contribute to the debate.

Professor Sarah Hayes is Professor of Higher Education Policy, in the College of Learning and Teaching (CoLT) at University will speak at the event and launch her new book: The Labour of Words in Higher Education: is it time to reoccupy policy?

She will be joined by Professor Andy Westwood, Professor of Government Practice and Vice Dean for Social Responsibility in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Manchester, who is also a Visiting Professor of Further and Higher Education at the University of Wolverhampton.

Other speakers will be Professor Michael Jopling, Professor in Education and Founding Chair of the Education Observatory at the University of Wolverhampton; and Professor Dennis Hayes, Professor of Education at University of Derby and founder and director of the influential campaign group Academic For Academic Freedom.

The event, Reoccupying Higher Education Policy: developing regional and national approaches, will be held on Wednesday February 27 from 4pm-6.30pm at the University's Millennium City Building (room MC419). Places can be booked through Eventbrite.

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