HESPA 2022 > Programme > Tuesday 21 June


Day Two: Tuesday 21st June

09:00 - 11:00 Special Interest Groups, Welcome, and Plenary 3

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Hosted by Daniel Kidd, Deputy Academic Registrar, University of Wolverhampton
09:00 - 09:45 Special Interest Group Discussion 2: Risk – what’s keeping you awake at night?

Join HERMN (HE Risk Management Network), the special interest group for risk to discuss the top strategic risks at your institution, those severe risks that are keeping you awake at night. It’ll be an opportunity to meet other risk professionals working in HE and to share approaches to managing risk. It’ll also be an opportunity to share best practice and common issues which will be used to inform HERMN’s calendar of events for next academic year.
Clare Foyle, Planning Manager, University College London
09:00 - 09:45 Special Interest Group Discussion 3: Student Number Planning Neil Davidson, Associate Director for Analytics and Performance Insight, University of Nottingham
09:45 - 09:55 Refreshment Break and Networking  
09:55 - 10:00 Welcome to Day 2 Daniel Kidd, Deputy Academic Registrar, University of Wolverhampton
10:00 - 11:00 Plenary 3: Reflections from a Registrar

Paul Greatrix, Registrar at the University of Nottingham will be reflecting on changes in the sector over the last few years and the different dynamics within universities. Paul will cover the impact of strategic planning and the interactions between planning and the wider university functions. There will be questions from Jackie Njoroge our Deputy Chair of Hespa and an opportunity for questions from the audience.
Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar, University of Nottingham

Jackie Njoroge, Director of Strategy, University of Salford
11:00 - 11:30 Refreshment Break and Networking  

11:30 - 12:30 Workshops Block B

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11:30 - 12:30 Workshop B1: Preparing a University for Data Futures

An overview of what the University of Wolverhampton have done to prepare and deliver Data Futures through the lens of optimisation. Specifically the session will address the developments undertaken to underlying policy, systems and automation to support enhanced data flows, and our plans around the configuration and development of human resource.
Daniel Kidd, Deputy Academic Registrar, University of Wolverhampton
11:30 - 12:30 Workshop B2: Organisational Resilience – not just for crises

Over the last few years, Universities have shown their organisational resilience by working through a number of incidents. The question is how can Universities use this acquired learning to improve delivery of their strategic and operational objectives? This talk will walk through the timeline of a business continuity incident. Perspectives on managing an incident and good business continuity will be presented from both the NHS and within the sector. From first identifying the risk to stand down of the actual incident but still coping with its ongoing repercussions, we’ll explore opportunities such as collaborative, cross-departmental approaches to support organisations (in both business as usual and times of crisis) to survive and prosper.
Ashley Kirby MBCI, Business Continuity Manager at University of Bristol and Secretary to Higher Education Business Continuity Network

Jo Downey, Head of Business Continuity & Risk Management, Royal College of Art
11:30 - 12:30 Workshop B3: Beyond the REF results

Following the publication of the REF 2021 results, many Universities have been celebrating their REF successes. But what can the results tell us beyond the headlines about the health of UK research, the implications for Universities in managing research and what data might planners need to track as we head into a new REF cycle.
Anna Grey, Director of the Research Office, Edge Hill University
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break & Networking Carousel  

13:30 - 16:00 Business Session 2 and Plenary 4

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13:30 - 14:15 Business Session 2: Informed strategic planning for portfolio innovation

Managing your portfolio is no longer just an art, but also a science. As with all innovation, introducing new study programmes is inherently risky, but leveraging data can help guide which new courses to launch, where the markets for attracting the right students are, and can provide indicators of programme success. Using data analytics on student demand can help universities make more informed decisions than only leveraging historic or proprietary data.

In this session, Bristol University will showcase their newly streamlined process for deciding on new programmes to enhance their portfolio, and what data sources they use to make such complex decisions.
Jacopo Gutterer, Market Intelligence Analyst, Studyportals

Ralph Buiser, International Market Insight Manager, University of Bristol
14:15 - 15:00 Refreshment Break & Networking  
15:00 - 16:00 Plenary 4: OfS: Next steps for access and participation

Colleagues from the Office for Students, including newly-appointed Director for Fair Access and Participation John Blake, will discuss the reforms to Access and Participation Plans, the commitment to more and more-widely available evaluation, and some of the data challenges in these areas.
John Blake, Director for Fair Access and Participation, Office for Students

Mark Gittoes, Head of Foresight and Insight, Office for Students
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