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Higher Education: Challenges for the new millennium

Monday 10 July 2000
4 - 6pm
LSE, Old Theatre, Houghton Street, London WC2A

The Association of University Teachers and LSE are hosting a policy seminar on the future of higher education on Monday 10 July, from 4 to 6pm.

The policy seminar will focus on the speech made by the secretary of state for education and employment at the University of Greenwich in February this year. The issues to be raised will include equal opportunities in higher education, the importance of universities to the knowledge-based economy and the need for universities to be socially inclusive.

  • Jane McAdoo: Association of University Teachers national executive council, will introduce the speakers, who will include:
  • Anthony Giddens: Director of LSE
  • Barry Sheerman MP: Member for Huddersfield and co-chair of the House of Commons Education and Employment Select Committee, currently holding an inquiry into higher education
  • Bill Gulum: from the Commission for University Career Opportunity and an expert on equal opportunities in UK higher education
  • Chris Fabby: Vice President of the National Union of Students
  • David Triesman: general secretary of the Association of University Teachers

Following the speakers' contributions there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.

Refreshments will be served.

Ends

Contacts:

David Melhuish, AUT Press Office, tel. 020 7670 9732
Judith Higgin, LSE Press Office, tel: 020 7955 7582
Please email pressoffice@lse.ac.uk| if you would like to reserve a seat.

7 July 2000

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