September 2016 Conference Centre for Leadership and Enterprise

ESRC Research Seminar Series 2014–2016 

Higher Vocation and Pedagogy (HIVE-PED) - Final event: Where do we go from here?

Friday 30th September 2016 09.45 – 16.00       

Venue: University of Greenwich, Queen Mary Undercroft, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 9NN



Coffee and registration


Welcome and overview: Professor Jill Jameson, Chair Centre for Leadership and Enterprise, Faculty of Education and Health and Principal Investigator ESRC HIVE-PED Project, University of Greenwich.


Introduction: Chris Philpott, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Greenwich.


Keynote Speech: Some thoughts on the centrality of employers to achieving more and better higher level vocational education, Professor Ewart Keep, Director of the Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), University of Oxford.


Discussion panel: Higher Vocational Education: the state we're in

Chair: Professor Christopher Winch, Professor of Educational Philosophy and Policy, King's College, London. Introduction of the panel: Professor Jill Jameson, University of Greenwich.

Panel members: Professor Alan Tuckett, OBE, Chair of Education, University of Wolverhampton; Sue Betts, Director of Linking London, Birkbeck, University of London; Charlynne Pullen, Senior Research Fellow (Skills), IPPR.




Keynote Speech: Higher Vocational Education in an age of uncertainty, Dr Liz Atkins, Reader in Education, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, Northumbria University, Visiting Research Fellow, University of Huddersfield.


Discussion panel: Professional and vocational dilemmas in Higher Vocational Education  

Chair: Professor Kevin Orr, Professor of Work and Learning, University of Huddersfield.  Introduction of the panel: Hugh Joslin, Senior Research Associate, ESRC HIVE-PED Project, University of Greenwich.

Panel Members: Debi Hayes, Provost and Chief Academic officer, GSM London; Dr Bob Gilworth and David Winter, HEFCE Learning Gain Pilot, the Careers Group, University of London; Sharon Smith, Senior Research Associate, ESRC HIVE-PED Project, University of Greenwich.


Keynote Speech: Final Reflection: higher vocational education: a local-global space? Professor Gareth Parry, Director of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Sheffield and Programme Leader at the ESRC/HEFCE Centre for Global Higher Education:


Tea and biscuits: networking.


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