Office for Students launch conference

Our launch conference brought together students and student representatives, higher education providers, academics, politicians and third sector organisations, to discuss and debate the role of the Office for Students.

Delegates had the opportunity to hear about our new regulatory framework, and develop a clear understanding of our strategic priorities, as well as how we will regulate the higher education sector in the interest of students.

Recordings from the conference can be viewed here:

Golden ages don’t have to be in the past

  • Sir Michael Barber, Chair, Office for Students

Working in collaboration with students and the National Union of Student

  • Shakira Martin, President, National Union of Students and OfS student panel member
  • Sir Michael Barber, Chair, Office for Students

The Office for Students and UK Research and Innovation: How we will work together

  • Nicola Dandridge CBE, Chief Executive, Office for Students
  • Professor Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive, UK Research and Innovation

Minister's address

  • Sam Gyimah MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation

Future of skills and employment, and student choice

  • Katja Hall, Board member, Office for Students
  • Joysy John, Education Director, NESTA
  • Claudia Harris, Chief Executive, The Careers and Enterprise Company

Value for money: The student perspective

  • Megan Dunn, Student panel member, Office for Students
  • Jim Dickinson, Chief Executive, Union of UEA Students
  • Ed Marsh, Director, Middlesex Students' Union

Launch of the new Regulatory Framework

  • Susan Lapworth, Director of Competition and the Register, Office for Students
  • Martin Coleman, Deputy Chair, Office for Students
  • Nicola Dandridge CBE, Chief Executive, Office for Students

Getting in and getting on: Access and participation in the Office for Students

  • Chris Millward, Director for Fair Access and Participation, Office for Students
  • Claire Crawford, Research Fellow of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick
  • Ben Hunt, Student panel member, Office for Students

What is excellent teaching?

  • Yvonne Hawkins, Director of Teaching Excellence and Student Experience, Office for Students
  • Janice Kay, Deputy Chair, Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework
  • Lauren Marks, TEF student panel member
  • Jackie Labbe, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic), De Montfort University

Partnerships, participation and innovation

  • Gary Neville, Director of Education '92, (University Academy '92)
  • Ruth Carlson, Board member and Student panel member, Office for Students
  • Sharon Huttly, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education), Lancaster University (University Academic '92)
  • Sir Michael Barber, Chair, Office for Students

Wrap up and close

  • Sir Michael Barber, Chair, Office for Students

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