MillionPlus at the Party Conferences

22 Sep 2016

Working with NUS, MillionPlus is pleased to be co-hosting fringe events at the Labour, Conservative and SNP 2016 conferences.

What does Brexit mean for Students, Universities and the Government's HE agenda?

Monday, 26 September, 5:30pm-6:30pm
LabourList Space (Hall 2G), ACC Liverpool

In association with LabourList, we are pleased to co-host a discussion on the impact of Brexit.

Speakers include:

  • Chair: Conor Pope, Senior Reporter, LabourList
  • Gordon Marsden MP, Shadow Minister Higher Education, Further Education and Skills
  • Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP
  • Malia Bouattia, President, National Union of Students
  • Professor Dave Phoenix, Chair MillionPlus and Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University

Reform or Revolution - Have the Government got it right for Universities and Students in a post-Brexit world?

Tuesday, 4 October, 10am-11:30am.
ConservativeHome Marquee

Join us as we examine the government's plans for higher education in light of the Brexit vote.

Speakers include:

  • Jo Johnson MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science
  • Ben Howlett MP
  • Sorana Vieru, Vice-President for Higher Education, NUS
  • Professor Dave Phoenix, Chair of MillionPlus and Vice-Chancellor, London South Bank University
  • ConservativeHome [Chair]

Universities, colleges and students: promoting access and life chances in Holyrood and Westminster

Friday, 14 October, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Inspiration 1, the Village Hotel

Join us as we discuss how to boost social mobility through higher and further education.

Speakers include:

  • Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Further and Higher Education Minister
  • Carol Monaghan MP, Education Group Leader in Westminster
  • Vonnie Sandlan, President, NUS Scotland
  • Professor Clive Mulholland, Principal, University of the Highlands and Islands
  • Shirley Atkinson, Vice-Chancellor, University of Sunderland


MillionPlus Chief Executive Pam Tatlow will also be guest speaking at joint UCU/NUT events at the Labour and Conservative Conferences:

Learning lessons: are the government's teacher education plans fit for purpose?

Sunday, 25 September, 5:45pm-7pm
The Albert Suite, Pullman Hotel

Learning lessons: ensuring the government's teacher education plans work for students and staff

Tuesday, 4 October, 8:30am-9:30am
Hall 8a, Birmingham ICC