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We are delighted to welcome you to the launch of a new report by Demos and the University of London, looking at how AI and other new technologies are transforming the labour market, and what this might mean for the future of universities. 

One of the main drivers behind the growth of universities in recent decades has been the expansion of the ‘knowledge economy’ which has created greater demand for skilled people across a range of professions. However, rapid technological developments are transforming the knowledge and skills that students will need to prosper, putting a new premium on ‘softer’ skills, including critical thinking, creativity, self-motivation, teamwork, and the ability to adapt to new technologies and ways of working. This in turn poses some fundamental questions about the role of universities, what and how they should teach and how they should operate. 

This event will bring together report author Richard Brown and expert respondents to discuss the report’s findings and recommendations.

Our expert panel discusses why universities might seek accreditation as a Living Wage employer, and shares their insight about the process.

Public First has undertaken a comprehensive survey of the public’s attitudes to higher education funding. Associate director Jess Lister shares the findings – the good, the bad, and the ugly – and what they mean for universities’ efforts to change the public conversation on university finances.

Beyond the hype, and the sales pitch, beyond digital transformation and digital natives – this session will explore how technology is likely to shape higher education provison in the years ahead, what changes universities can realistically expect to learning and teaching, and how they might work with technology providers to get ahead of the curve.

Brexit has been just about got done, but that doesn’t mean that UK universities have any intention of withdrawing from Europe. EUA director of policy coordination and foresight Thomas Jørgensen shares the latest on opportunities and challenges after the association to Horizon Europe, and how UK universities can stay connected to our European colleagues.

Recent research from Wonkhe and Adobe showed how universities are transforming curriculum to be more engaging, more inclusive, and more authentic. But how does an on-paper strategy translate into authentic change on the ground, with educators and students equipped with the skills, knowledge, and mindset they need? 

Belong is our new student insight panel that we are launching with Cibyl and in this session we will run down some of the most surprising and interesting results from the research that have come to light this autumn.

Short credit-bearing courses linked to the lifelong loan entitlement are coming, but how do institutions and the wider sector need to change their systems to react? Wonkhe’s David Kernohan and University of Salford Director of Strategy Jackie Njoroge discuss the technicalities of making a transformative new offer work.