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HESPA 2016 Annual Conference

‘What have Universities ever done for us? Evidencing the universal benefits of Higher Education.’

Took place on 11-12 February, 2016 at Loughborough University

The HESPA 2016 Annual Conference saw nearly 200 delegates attend, and while planners made up the vast majority of attendees, there was also a balanced combination of other HEI colleagues, agency and sector body staff and business partners. The programme ran similarly to the previous year with a mixture of plenary and breakout sessions. New for 2016 - we added a few new items to the conference which we hope fostered improved member engagement and learning, both internally between planners and externally with commercial providers. 

Conference Programme

You can download the conference programme here.

Download the Presentations

> Plenary 2 – Universities and the productivity plan David Sweeney 

> Plenary 4 – Transforming the information landscape in UK higher education Paul Clark

> Workshop 2 – How to be a strategist… John Pritchard & Guy Mallison

> Workshop 3 – Anchor Institutions Sonia Virdee, Dominic Foster & Daisy Hooper

> Workshop 4 – HEFCE Learning Gain Programme Richard Smith & Ross Hudson

> Workshop 6 – Quality Assessment Review and the TEF Ian Dunn 

> Workshop 7 – The maturity of change management Alison Jones & Tracy Hayler

> Workshop 8 – Assessing the economic impacts of universities Graeme Blackett 

> Workshop 9 – How to write a strategic plan: exploding the myth of sameness Colin Campbell, Rachel Winzer and Laura Watson

> Workshop 10 – Data capability – getting ready for the new data landscape Andy Youell


Thank you to our sponsors, who were:


Account-Ability Ltd (Platinum Sponsor)


The Information Lab (Practical Session Sponsor and Conference Dinner and Drinks Reception Sponsor)



QS Intelligence Unit (Lunch and Refreshments Sponsor)



ITelligence (Lanyards and Badges Sponsor - Exhibitor)



EiS Technologies Inc (Conference Pack Sponsor)



Elsevier B.V. (Practical Session Sponsor)



Economic Modelling Specialists Inc (Practical Session Sponsor)




Barrachd Limited


BME Solutions



The hashtag for the conference was #HESPA16 - to find out what was being said, view the conference tweets here

HESPA 2015

To find out what happened at the 2015 conference and download the presentations, click here.




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