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Tertiary Sector Evolution project

A project for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland which focusses around a key contemporary sector priority: Tertiary Sector Evolution.

The Tertiary Sector Evolution project is an Advance HE member benefit for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland taking place over the 2021-22 academic year. This project aims to focus on the key contemporary sector priority: Tertiary Sector Evolution, sometimes referred to as third-level, post-secondary or post-compulsory education.

Bringing together colleges, small specialist institutions, Institutes of Technology, Universities and relevant sector bodies to consider key issues relating to the evolution of the tertiary sector in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The project will convene a space for cross sector engagement and dialogue including the sharing of current tertiary practices, what has worked from recent sector reforms and looking at case studies from further afield.

The project will develop in an iterative manner, informed initially by a small Sandpit event for senior leaders and sector representatives that will identify key priorities for the project over the following months. Complemented by a Summary Scoping Report on Tertiary Sector Evolution which will summarise drivers for change, similarities and differences across the nations including a glossary of comparable terms.

The Tertiary Sector Evolution project is an Advance HE member benefit and is open to colleagues at Advance HE member institutions and invited key stakeholders. 

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"Tertiary Sector Evolution – envisioning the future and how we get there" - Sandpit event 15 December

This Sandpit event on 15 December at 13:30 - 15:30 GMT will convene and facilitate a forward looking solutions base, drawing on both the distinctive and common recent experiences of institutions and to consider possible futures for their tertiary education sectors.

This event is for our senior contacts in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland who are encouraged to attend.

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Summary Scoping Report on Tertiary Sector Evolution

This report will summarise drivers for change, similarities and differences across the participating countries, including a glossary of comparable terms.

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