Join us 7-8 November 2023

Brought to you by Wonkhe and the University of London, The Festival of Higher Education will bring together higher education leaders, opinion-formers, and wonks of all types to discuss the biggest issues facing universities today.

Over two thought-provoking days, you’ll take part in intimate one to one conversations with HE leaders, set-piece debates, and hear insights from journalists, commentators, and policymakers. You’ll hear from speakers inside and outside the sector, learn about new research, data and ideas and meet colleagues old and new, equipping you with fresh thinking and insights ready to take back and share with your team. It’s unlike any other event on the higher education calendar and not to be missed.

The University of London is a leading UK provider of distance and digital education internationally, offering programmes to 45,000 students in 190 countries around the world. It is a national leader in the humanities, and promote their value to society and the economy through knowledge creation and exchange.

The university is a unique federation of 17 world class higher education institutions, with collaboration at the heart of their ethos.

The Festival of Higher Education will take place at the University of London’s iconic home – Senate House.

Wonkhe is the home of the UK higher education debate, bringing the sector together through expert analysis, debate and insight. A community of diverse voices, we provide platforms to drive the policy conversation forward with articles, events, podcasts, research, consultancy services and more.

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There are some last minute tickets available – book now to secure your place.