Dear Colleagues,
*Apologies for any cross-posting*
UKCGE is pleased to announce its latest Bologna Discussion Forum - Doctoral Futures and the Bologna Process: The London Communiqué and its Potential Impact on Postgraduate Education in the UK which is taking place on Thursday 7th June at the MIC Conference & Hotel Centre, London.
The cost for this event is £145 for UKCGE Members & £185 for non-members. Due to technical difficulties on-line booking facilities for this event are currently unavailable. Therefore to register for this event, please complete the attached booking form and email it to [log in to unmask] or fax it to 01543 308 604.
Details and a draft programme for the event are listed below.

Intended for: Pro-Vice Chancellors, Senior policy makers for Graduate Research Programmes in HEIs, Graduate Deans, Administrators, Research Managers, Academic Research Supervisors


Overview: This second UKCGE Bologna Discussion Forum will focus on the ‘Doctoral Cycle’ within the Bologna process. The key outcomes of the London Ministerial Summit on Doctoral Programmes (3rd cycle) in May will be presented by one of the UK Representatives (Professor Drummond Bone), who will review the London Communiqué and its implications for Postgraduate Education in the UK.


The relevance of the Communiqué to UK Research plc and the likely impact on UK Masters and Doctoral programmes will be discussed by Professor Mary Ritter, Pro-Chancellor (Postgraduate and International Affairs), IC, London. Small break-out groups will review specific issues arising from the agreement on developing the ‘Doctoral Cycle’ within the Bologna Process.


Attendance: For logistical reasons the number of attendees for this event is limited to 50.


10.15      Coffee and Registration


10.45      Opening remarks: Professor Tony Fell, UKCGE and University of Bradford


11.00      Opening Address: “Implications of the London Communiqué for the future of Postgraduate Education

in Europe

                Professor Drummond Bone, Chair, UUK and Vice Chancellor, University of Liverpool


12.00      Discussion


12.15      Lunch


13.15      Keynote:“The Bologna Process – Impact on Masters and Doctoral Programmes in UK HEIs”

                Professor Mary Ritter, Pro Rector (Postgraduate and International Affairs), Imperial College, London


14.00      Discussion


14.15      Break-out Groups A & B

                Key issues arising from the Bologna Process

Facilitated by Professor Ian Haines, UKCGE and London Metropolitan University and Tony Fell


15.00      Tea/Coffee


15.30      Plenary Discussion of outcomes from Break-out Groups


16.00      Panel Discussion: Tony Fell, Ian Haines, Mary Ritter & Jessica Olley, European Unit , UUK 


16.25      Concluding comments: Ian Haines


16.30         Close


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We look forward to seeing you at one of our events very soon.
Best wishes
Angus Burns
Events Officer
UK Council for Graduate Education
Lichfield Centre
The Friary
WS13 6QG
Tel: 01543 308603
Fax: 01543 308604

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