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College-Based HE Network

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Date(s) - 09/05/2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

South Downs College



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.

The meetings

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.

UCAS, Pearson UK and the British Universities Film & Video Council have all 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.

The Chair

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.


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

11:00 Questions & discussion
11:20 HEFCE update

Rebecca Tataryn, HEFCE

11:35 Questions & discussion
11:50 Managing HE in a merged environment

Helena Thomas, Assistant Principal, City College Brighton and Hove

12:10 Questions & discussion
12:30 Networking lunch
13:30 Roundtable discussions and networking

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

  • Apprenticeships
  • Scholarship
  • Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Mike Ridout, AOSEC College-Based HE Network Chair

14:20 Sharing forum

Colleagues are asked to share current activity, challenges and concerns taking place in their college (to include feedback on the QAA Quality Review Visit method).

14:50 AOSEC update

Mike Ridout, AOSEC College-Based HE Network Chair

14:55 Any other business

Date / venue / topics for next session

15:00 Close



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