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Connect Benefit Series: Higher education for the future – a digital perspective

Online Event
County / Region
United Kingdom
Position on the Pathway
Executive and strategic leadership
Fellowship Category
All Fellowship Categories
Event Type
Sector priorities
Start Date
End Date
1 hour
Institution Type
Higher Education and Further Education
Price From
Included in Advance HE Membership


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:

A forum has been opened in Advance HE Connect for colleagues to discuss this topic further and further information on January’s Connect Benefit Series theme can be found here.