2011 Conference transcripts and presentations

willetts_2You can download the PowerPoint presentations used by Steve Besley and Ian Brinkley at the conference, and transcripts of speeches by all speakers.

Our speakers were:

Professor Stuart Bartholomew, Chair of ukadia and Principal of the Arts University College at Bournemouth

Tamara Howe, Chief Operating Officer, Children’s BBC

Steve Besley, Head of Policy (UK and International), Pearson Education International Steve Besley presentation

Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science

Ian Brinkley, Director of Socio-Economic Programmes, The Work Foundation Ian Brinkley

After-dinner speaker: Sir Christopher Frayling, former Rector of the Royal College of Art and former Chair of Arts Council England.

Transcriptions of speeches by Professor Bartholomew, Tamara Howe and Steve Besley here:

Transcript Session 1


Ian Brinkley’s transcription: Transcript I.Brinkley


David Willetts’ transcription: Transcript D.Willetts


You can download the powerpoint presentations from our workshops on the following pages:

Work placements in the arts and cultural sector: Diversity, equality and access
Dr Kim Allen from London Metropolitan University introduced research which was conducted for the Equality Challenge Unit.

Stepping Out
Carolyn Bew from the Art Design Media Subject Centre introduced the Stepping Out projects, a series of studies on creative and cultural sector engagement with Arts HE.

Creative Career Stories
Emma Pollard and Joy Oakley from the Institute of Employment Studies presented the follow-up report to Creative Graduates Creative Futures which was published earlier in 2010.

The Barriers to Social Mobility in the Creative Industries
(N.B. no powerpoint available but the report can be downloaded here)
Ryan Shorthouse from the Social Market Foundation presented Disconnected: Social Mobility and the Creative Industries, a recently published collection of essays from experts and commentators looking at the public policy challenge involved in boosting social mobility in the growing creative industries.

Contribution of HE to the Creative Economy
Brian McLaren from EKOS presented The Contribution of Higher Education to the UK Creative Economy, a report commissioned by Universities UK, GuildHE, ukadia, CHEAD, Skillset and Research UK.
Skillset and Higher Education
Chris Wensley from Skillset presented on approving Academies, accrediting courses and their ‘pick the tick’ campaign.


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