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.
Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea CBE, DL
Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL is the founder of Cobra Beer, Chairman of the Cobra Beer Partnership Limited and of Molson Coors Cobra India, both joint ventures with the global brewing company, Molson Coors. In 2006, he was appointed the Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, making him the first ever Zoroastrian Parsi to sit in the House of Lords, and in 2014 he was installed as the seventh Chancellor of the University of Birmingham - the first Indian-born Chancellor of a Russell Group University in Great Britain.
He is an honorary fellow of Sidney Sussex College Cambridge and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Judge Business School, Cambridge University.
In 2015, Karan Bilimoria was appointed President of the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).