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PVC Network

A unique forum to share successful strategies for enhancing HE teaching and learning. The invitation only network for Pro Vice-Chancellors, Vice-Principals and Deputy Vice-Chancellors.

The Pro Vice-Chancellors, Vice-Principals and Deputy Vice-Chancellors (PVC) Network meets twice a year, the network is invitation only and allows you to:

  • listen to keynote presentations relating to sector developments
  • discuss topics and strategy in a Chatham House Rules environment
  • network with strategic leaders across the sector
  • meet your Head of Membership and learn more about support available from Advance HE

Upcoming networks

The next PVC Network will be held on 13-14 November 2019  at Duchess Mews, London. 

Event prices

Day 1 (13 November 2019) - £125 
Day 1 plus dinner - £200 (£187.50 excl VAT) 

Day 2 (14 November 2019) -  £125
Day 2 plus dinner - £200 (£187.50 excl VAT) 
Day 1 and 2 no dinner - £250

Total both days plus dinner - £300 (£287.50 excl VAT)


The draft programme includes:

  • ‘The Teaching Excellence Framework – next steps after the Pearce Review’ (with contributions invited from the DfE and OfS)
  • ‘Grade Inflation – the UUK/GuildHE statement of intent and its implementation’ – confirmed speakers include:
    Professor Andrew Wathey, Vice-Chancellor of Northumbria University and chair of the UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment;
    Charlotte Snelling, Policy Researcher, Universities UK
  • ‘Higher Technical Education – next steps after the consultation’ (with contributions invited from the DfE)
  • ‘Transnational Education and how to grow it’
    Confirmed speaker: Professor Vincenzo Raimo, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) University of Reading

To find out more, please contact us on 01904 717553 or email

Advance HE provides the secretariat and co-ordination on behalf of two convening Network members.

Book onto the November 2019 event now

The subsequent PVC Network event will be held on 13-14 May 2020 at The Cube, Birmingham.

Book onto the May 2020 event now

Upcoming Conferences


Leadership Summit 2020 - 2 April 2020

Bringing together sector leaders and leadership thought leaders, this unique summit will provide a thought-provoking environment to explore contemporary challenges and differing perspectives of leadership with peers across the sector.

Book your place before 15 September 2019 for 10% discount - Find out more

Let's Talk Value 2020 - 11 February 2020

The second Let’s Talk Value Conference will look at the continuing development of integrated thinking and reporting – a strategic approach to communicating how an organisation uses resources to create value for its stakeholders beyond their financial inputs.

Book your place before 15 September 2019 for 10% discount - Find out more