January’s Connect Benefit Series theme examines key issues of quality, flexibility and accessibility from the perspectives of the HEI's students to understand the tensions around what is best for student success and how HEIs can meet changing needs of society and employer and what is best for the sustainability of the institution
We are at a pivot point - economically, socially and environmentally. Changes to ways of living, learning and working, driven by the fourth industrial revolution and artificial intelligence, have accelerated during the pandemic. Post-Covid scenarios including a predicted global recession, longer working lives, AI and geographical shifts in centres of excellence for high-tech manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, finance, and IT will all impact the global demand for higher education. Thought leaders have recognised that the emerging skills landscape cannot be supplied by a one-directional pipeline between secondary education and professional work.
Ahead of this discursive webinar we invite colleagues to submit comments and questions on three videos from guest contributors; Vangelis Tsiligkiris, Principal Lecturer, Nottingham Business School, Laura Czerniewicz, Professor, Cape Town University and Mark Birkin, Professor of Spatial Analysis and Policy, University of Leeds. The videos can be found here, and the form to submit questions and thoughts can be found here.
Our webinar panel comprises:
- Prof Lawrie Phipps FHEA Senior Research Lead at Jisc.
- Prof Laura Czerniewicz, Professor, Cape Town University
- Dr Catherine (Kay) Hack, Advance HE Principal Adviser (Learning and Teaching)