Please see the message below for advance notice of some important
presentations coming up in the near future.
The DfES are arranging for 9 regional presentations regarding the recent
white paper. They will be faciliated by a third party consultancy and will
each contain an address by either Charles Clarke, Margaret Hodge or Ivan
Lewis, followed by preselected breakout sessions which will all have at
least one member of the DfES present as observers/note-takers. The
intention is to collect thoughts and concerns regarding the white paper
A letter will be going out to Vice Chancellors to advertise the conferences
in the next couple of days, but as they will be held from 11 March to mid
April I thought that I should forewarn you. The DfES is anticipating up to
6 attendees per institution and hope that these will encompass a wide range
of HEI representatives, e.g. VC's, Registry, Finance and Student Support
staff, etc. The letters will also be circulated to Academic Registrars.