Reflections on Higher Education policy and politics 2013-2023
03 May 2023, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
Join this event to hear Alistair Jarvis explore the political and policy developments that have had the greatest impact on universities over the past decade.
This event is free.
Room 901UCL IOE20 Bedford WayLondonWC1H 0AL
In this seminar, Alistair will explore the political and policy developments that have had the greatest impact on universities over the past decade. This period included major challenges for the higher education sector including Brexit, a global pandemic, the birth of a new regulator, eight changes of the Higher Education Minister, culture wars and battles over immigration policy - to name just a few.
He will also look ahead to what policy and political developments the sector might expect over the coming years, leading up to and after the next General Election.
His reflections will draw on experiences of working regularly with parliamentarians, civil servants, regulators, media and the leaders of 140 universities to influence policy and support universities to navigate a challenging political landscape.
This event will be particularly useful for researchers and policy makers.
About the Speaker
Alistair Jarvis CBE
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Partnerships and Governance) at University of London
He was CEO of Universities UK from 2017 to 2022. Leading the representative body for the UK’s 140 universities - a registered charity and six subsidiary entities - his role included influencing policy, strategy and member engagement. Before this, he was Deputy CEO and Director of External Relations since 2013.
Previously, he was a Director at the University of Birmingham and has held external engagement roles for national organisations.
Alistair received a CBE in 2022 for services to Higher Education and supporting the sector during the Covid-19 crisis.
He is a member of the UCAS Board of Trustees and a member of the advisory boards of Wonkhe, the UPP Foundation and the Discovery Decade project (to increase public support for R&D).