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MillionPlus at the party conferences 2017

08 Sep 2017

MillionPlus is working in partnership with the National Union of Students (NUS) and hosting a series of fringe events at this year's Labour, Conservative and SNP conferences.


Investing in the future: what’s next for universities, students and skills?

Sunday 24 September, 14.00 - 15.30
Hilton Brighton Metropole, Hall 7 - Avon 


Join the National Union of Students and MillionPlus to discuss what is needed in further and higher education to close the skills gap in post-Brexit Britain.

Speakers include:

  • Gordon Marsden MP, Shadow Education Minister
  • Dr Rupa Huq, MP for Ealing Central and Acton
  • Professor Dave Phoenix, Chair of MillionPlus and Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University
  • Shakira Martin, NUS President
  • Chair: John Morgan, Politics and Policy reporter, Times Higher Education

 


Mind the Gap: how can universities and the Industrial Strategy solve the skills shortage?

Tuesday 3 October, 14.00 - 15.30 
ConservativeHome Marquee


Join the National Union of Students and MillionPlus to discuss how further and higher education can help close the skills gap.

Speakers include:

  • Jo Johnson MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation
  • Professor Dave Phoenix, Chair of MillionPlus and Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University
  • Shakira Martin, NUS President
  • George McFarlane, Head of Higher Education Sector, CBI

 


Investing in Scotland’s future: what next for our universities, colleges and post-16 education?

Monday 9 October, 09.00 - 10.00
Finnieston Suite, Hilton Garden Inn  


Join the National Union of Students and MillionPlus to discuss the challenges facing universities, colleges and students in post-Brexit Scotland.

Speakers include:

  • Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Further and Higher Education 
  • Carol Monaghan MP, Education Group Leader in Westminster
  • Professor Nigel Seaton, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Abertay University
  • Luke Humberstone, NUS Scotland President 
  • Shakira Martin, NUS President 

If you are attending conferences, do join us for these topical discussions.