HESPA 2022 > Programme > Monday 20 June


Day One: Monday 20th June

08:30 - 11:00 Registration, Welcome, and Plenary 1

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Hosted by Laura Knox, Director of Planning, University of St Andrews
08:30 - 09:00 Registration  
09:00 - 09:45 Special Interest Group Discussion 1: Grace Under Pressure – clarity and common sense in workload management

At some point in the evolution of intelligent life, a group of a certain species thought, ‘Hey, if we think about this situation and plan things a bit more, surely there’s more chance of getting something to eat, and less chance of being eaten’. And lo, resource management was born.
So why is this area of work still relatively unexplored territory for those of us in HE? Are we trying to measure the immeasurable, or compare the incomparable?

This session is an introduction to the special interest group for workload modelling and management, and a whistle stop tour through some of the key themes prevalent in this area of work in the Higher Education sector. There will also be plenty of time for discussion on the big questions in this topic.
Nick Garforth, Faculty Manager, University of East Anglia
09:45 - 09:55 Refreshment Break and Networking  
09:55 - 10:00 Welcome to HESPA 2022  Laura Knox, Director of Planning, University of St Andrews
10:00 - 11:00 Plenary 1: Tackling Inequalities in Higher Education: an evidence based approach

There are a range of inequalities in higher education, from access and participation to student outcomes, and across a variety of student groups. There are a wide range of activities that higher education institutions are doing to tackle these inequalities, and strong commitment to this goal across the sector. From both students and the Office for Students, there is also increasing priority on ensuring HE institutions are designing evaluations to determine what works to tackle these inequalities. My presentation will provide an overview of the Centre for Transforming Access and Student Outcomes (TASO), and our role in supporting the sector in planning and delivering on these shared aims.
Dr Omar Khan, Director, TASO
11:00 - 11:30 Refreshment Break and Networking  

11:30 - 12:30 Workshops Block A

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11:30 - 12:30 Workshop A1: Data Futures – Countdown to the 2022/23 Student Collection

An update on the Data Futures programme, focused on provider activities during Beta and readiness for the 2022/23 Student Collection, with details of useful resources and support.
Annette Vancil, Data Futures Programme Director, HESA

Emily Carter, Data Futures Project Manager, HESA
11:30 - 12:30 Workshop A2: Designing Business Intelligence for HE

During this session Eleanor Jarvis and Rhodri Rowlands will explain how they have been using design-thinking to take a deep dive into the issues that are keeping HE professional service functions awake at night. They will talk about how they have developed workshops that generate user stories which can be used to underpin new BI solutions for the sector. They will also show how a collaborative development process with colleagues in the sector leads to BI that most effectively meets the needs of users.
Eleanor Jarvis, Senior data and analytics developer, Jisc

Rhodri Rowlands, Senior data and analytics developer, Jisc
11:30 - 12:30 Workshop A3: Beyond Net Zero; how universities can help accelerate sustainability action beyond their own operations

Net zero targets and organisational commitments have been really helpful in building awareness of climate impact, focussing on emissions reduction and embedding it into strategic and operational plans.
As we move through targets and step further into planning, delivering and reviewing action, the need to look beyond our own ‘carbon footprint’ becomes clearer. Universities need to work better with their partners just to deliver their own targets; can and should do more to harness their knowledge and their role as an anchor institution to accelerate place-based climate action; and should ensure sustainability actions and benefits extend beyond just emissions reduction.
Join Jamie and Scott as they discuss the need to look beyond net zero commitments and our own institutional boundaries, and explore the role universities can play in driving down area-wide Co2e emissions.
Jamie Brogan, Head of Climate Partnerships, Edinburgh Climate Change Institute

Scott Davidson, Deputy Director Social Responsibility and Sustainability, University of Edinburgh
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break & Networking Carousel  

13:30 - 16:00 Business Session and Plenary 2

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13:30 - 14:15 Business Session 1: Planning and Debating – Academic Workload

Reflections on a 7 year odyssey, the steps, pitfalls, outcomes and decisions that the data informs.
Dr Natasha Bennett, Head of Client Services, Simitive

Dr Tine Blomme, Business Manager Workload Modelling, Cardiff University
13:30 - 14:15 Business Session 2: Skills & Labour Market Data for Planning

How can LMI inform portfolio planning in Higher Education? In this session, Richard, who leads on engagement with HE at Emsi Burning Glass, will be outlining some of the approaches external data from the labour market can be used when planning provision at an HEI. Insights from both structural economic data and Big Data will be considered, including how 'place' impacts these.
Richard Hewitt, Director, Higher Education, Emsi Burning Glass
14:15 - 15:00 Refreshment Break & Networking  
15:00 - 16:00 Plenary 2: The changing requirements of insight in a modern world

As our political and professional environment changes we are increasingly required to evidence and inform things in different ways. This session, presented by Wonkhe’s David Kernohan, will explore the changing requirements of insight for our modern world, taking examples from the Student Loans Company and finance data and also the soon-to-be-published Graduate Outcomes survey, including some of HESA’s decision making around its presentation and the increasing desire for narrative alongside data.
David Kernohan, Acting Editor, Wonkhe
Please note that the session titles and speakers are subject to change.
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