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A look ahead to the week for UK higher education plus all that's new on Wonkhe        

The higher education week ahead

All just a little bit of history repeating

Also on Wonkhe

Odds and sods elsewhere

BBC has a story: 'Elite firms exclude bright working class' based on the Social Mobility Commission's findings.The Observer has an interview with popular scientist Brian Cox worth reading. The same paper had a feature on the election at Oxford for the university's next Professor of Poetry. Newsweek asks 'have our universities become multinational corporations?. University of Cambridge is to hire a Lego Professor thanks to the generosity of the Lego Foundation - the rest of that story, complete with jokes, largely writes itself. 

Other highlights this week
On Wednesday at Kings College London, David Willetts gives a lecture on the balance of funding in higher education and publishes a report. New MP and former NUS President Wes Streeting will be providing the response. Registration is still open and details are here.

On Thursday, Wonkhe is supporting a conference in London on 'Higher education after the election'. Wonkhe's editor Mark Leach is speaking along with numerous other Wonkhe friends and contributors. Space still available and more information is here.


Also on Thursday, The Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) publishes its annual report on Thursday giving us the state of play for university complaints. This will be the last in the highly successful tenure of adjudicator Rob Behrens who is standing down in the Spring of next year. 

Monday

EVENT: The ACA Academic Annual Conference, Belgium continues until Tuesday

Tuesday

EVENT: Westminster Briefing Changes to Regulation Workshop, London
EVENT: OIA Good practice framework workshop, London

EVENT: CASE Legacies forum, London
EVENT: Inside Government Widening Access and Participation Forum, London

Wednesday

EVENT: UCEA Equal Pay Reviews workshop, London
EVENT: CASE Campaigns Forum, London
EVENT: UCEA Pensions in 2015 and beyond, London
REPORT: HEFCE Outcomes of Student Opportunity Allocations
REPORT: Kings Policy Institute/David Willetts on HE funding (also lecture in the evening)

Thursday

EVENT: Higher Education after the Election (supported by Wonkhe), London
EVENT: Westminster Briefing Embedding Digital Literacy in Your University, London
EVENT: THE Leadership & Management Awards 2015, London

EVENT: HEA Learning and Teaching seminar, Birmingham
EVENT: Westminster Briefing Digital Literacy workshop, London
EVENT: UUK workshop on implementing the CMA advice, London

REPORT: Welsh Government ONS student support applications for HE
REPORT: OIA Annual Report

Friday

EVENT: HE Global Keeping up with Due Diligence for TNE conference, London

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