A Sneak Peak into just a snippet of our UVAC Conference this November – More to be announced soon!

A Sneak Peak into just a snippet of our UVAC Conference this November – More to be announced soon!

This autumn UVAC is launching our UVACx Talks at our annual conference on Wednesday 23 November in Manchester.

The conference aims to bring together updates on policy and insights in the delivery of higher technical education and skills training including high and degree apprenticeship, with keynote speakers showcasing great, well-formed thought-provoking ideas. 

That is why we are delighted to announce the launch of our ‘UVACx’ talks as part of this year’s conference programme. 

At just 20 minutes long, these shorter, engaging talks have been carefully curated, and speakers will be showcasing important research and ideas, as well as stimulating wider discussions around our conference theme of Learning from Practice. 

Each of our new style UVACx will have a focus on engaging storytelling and offer you a raft of useful takeaways!

Our ‘UVACx Talks at the conference will include: * 

Professor Darryll Bravenboer (Middlesex University) & Dr Finbar Lillis (Credit Works)

A national industry standard for recognising prior learning in the healthcare sector

Erica Farmer, Quantum Rise

Digital Transformation in Learning – What Does the Future Hold for Education and Learning? 

Anthony Painter, Director of Policy & External Affairs, CMI 

The Future of the Apprenticeship Levy – Delivering for Employers, Individuals, Society, and the Economy

Mixed Economy Group (MEG), Nick Whitehouse, Co-ordinator Mixed Economy Group of Colleges, Colin Booth, OBE, MEG Chair, and Group CEO, Luminate Education Group

‘Perspectives on Partnership’.

Susanna Lawson, Founder & Consultant, OneFile, in conversation with a university client 

‘Ofsted Inspection Experience’

Ofsted, Peter Nelson, HMI, and Paul Turner, HMI and Deputy Director of FE and Skills, 

‘A focus on the findings from the first 12 months of inspection of L6/7 and the key lessons universities might want to consider’ 

In addition to the UVACx talks the UVAC Conference programme this year includes 9 breakout workshops, as well as a busy exhibition and online Expo content.

All the content will be available post-event, meaning that you won’t miss out on any of the workshop sessions, whether you attend in person at etc.venues Manchester or as an online delegate.