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AoC SE College-Based HE Network

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Date(s) - 17/05/2018
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Windsor Forest Colleges Group



This network is strongly recommended for colleges wanting to keep abreast of developments in HE provision within the FE setting. It supports staff with management responsibility for the provision of higher education in colleges.

Each meeting aims to include input from key stakeholders such as HEFCE and QAA as well as policy updates from the AoC college HE team.

The Student Loan Company and colleges from inside and outside the region have attended offering insight and updates.

Group discussions feature at every network, giving delegates the opportunity to raise any concerns or challenges, as well as share best practice with the group members.

Mike Ridout, former Associate Vice Principal and Dean of HE at Sparsholt College, chairs this network and is invaluable in the creation of each agenda.

Upcoming meetings

10:00 Registration and refreshments
10:30 Welcome and introductions

Mike Ridout, AOSEC College-Based HE Network Chair

10:40 AoC national update

Arti Saraswat, Senior Policy Manager – Professional and Higher Education, AoC

11:10 Questions & discussion
11:30 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

  • An opportunity for Colleges to share their experience.

If you would like to contribute your experience to this item, please email

12:00 Teachers Take Away

  • Showcase of the Havant and South Downs College Education and Training Foundation Project

Dominic Thompson, HE Manager, Havant and South Downs College

12:30 Networking lunch
13:30 South East College-Based HE Network – Future direction

  • rt available

This session will include a contribution from Gavin Whitworth, Projects Consultant (SW), AoC

14:00 Roundtable discussions and networking

The following are suggested topics for discussion. If there are any other topics you would like included, please email:

  • HE Staff Development Event
  • Scholarship project
  • Managing academic integrity
  • Issues of concern

Facilitated by Mike Ridout, AOSEC College-Based HE Network Chair

14:45 Any other business
14:50 Concluding remarks and next steps

Mike Ridout, AOSEC College-Based HE Network Chair

15:00 Close

What delegates have said

“Information received impacts greatly on my role as I am  informed on information that I really do need to hand to ensure that we do not miss deadlines.”

Alison Wheatley, East Berkshire College

“Session provides good networking opportunities to share common experiences.” 

Alex Day, Peter Symonds College


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