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The 2016 Annual Gladwyn Lecture

THE IMPACT OF HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH AND ADMISSIONS POST BREXIT

Re-establishing the glass ceiling!

Lorb Bilimoria, this year’s guest presenter of the Gladwyn Lecture, provided an eloquent and captivating presentation exploring the multiple likely impacts, on the UK generally and UK’s university and research sectors in particular, of two major government policy changes – Brexit and the restrictive visa regime that directly affected students and foreign academics. He illustrated and explained his arguments through many examples, including personal anecdotes.


Report: CEC Autumn Conference 2016: Skills for the 21st Century

Who needs a history graduate?

A great line-up of employers and education and training professionals debated with an enthusiastic audience, comprising mainly students, at the CEC Autumn Conference in Senate House, University of London. Together they sought to identify some 21st Century needs, explore opportunities, consider the unknowns and address the aspirations of young people. What were their arguments and on what did they agree, and disagree?


Annual Gladwyn Lecture 2016

Venue: Delegates' Lounge | Commonwealth Secretariat | Marlborough House | Pall Mall | London | SW1Y 5HX
Date: Wednesday 16th November 2016
Time: 18:00 – 20:00, with refreshments after lecture at the Blenheim room
Speaker: Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea CBE, DL
Chair: Mark Robinson

THE IMPACT OF HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH AND ADMISSIONS POST BREXIT

The UK's universities are among the best in the world – they have an impact on all aspects of life in the United Kingdom, and they’re vital for our future.

Higher Education is one of United Kingdom’s greatest exports. The total value of United Kingdom’s education and training exports to the UK economy at £14 billion, with a projection that this could rise as high as £26 billion by 2025. The UK's universities are among the best in the world – they have an impact on all aspects of life in the United Kingdom, and they’re vital for our future.

The research landscape in higher education is undergoing significant change, with the Stern review, the government's White Paper and Brexit all impacting on the research that takes place in universities.

Like research, admissions from international students will also have an impact. Curbs on overseas students have made UK a laughing stock – to control immigration by introducing restrictions on international students, such as tailoring student immigration rules to the quality of the institutions, is absolutely wrong.