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:
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.
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.