University Alliance > Uncategorized > Party Conference events

Party Conference events

University Alliance are heading to all three party conferences to run fringe events. Details below.

Liberal Democrat Party Conference, 20 September –

Universities at the heart of growth, with Rt Hon Vince Cable MP

This event went really well with a good turnout and some very lively discussion. We were very grateful to all those who attended, in particular Vince Cable who no doubt has an incredibly busy schedule at conference.

Hosted by Centre Forum
Tuesday 20th September 07:45-09:00 – Jurys Inn 113,115&117

Speakers: Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Prof Wendy Purcell, Vice Chancellor, Plymouth University and Tim Hames, BVCA
Chair: Duncan Greenland.


Conservative Party Conference, 4 October – 

Beyond the cuts: universities and graduates at the heart of growth, with Rt Hon David Willetts

Hosted by Policy Exchange
Tuesday 4th October, 6.30pm – Rylands Room, Novotel Centre, 21 Dickinson Street, Manchester, M1 4LX

CHAIR: James Groves, Head of Education, Policy Exchange

Speakers: Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Janet Beer, Chair, University Alliance & Vice Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University, Liam Burns, President, NUS and Matt Smith, Enterprise Education & Policy Director, NACUE


Labour Party Conference, 25 September

University Alliance will be hosting a private dinner for MPs and Vice Chancellors. If you are an MP and would like to attend, please get in touch with us –