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Former Universities Minister Rt Hon Chris Skidmore MP has launched a new Lifelong Education Commission under his Chairmanship at ResPublica. The Commission will last 18 months and will finish in October 2022.
Independent Commissioners announcement – Read the Press Release
19th July 2021 – Evidence Session | Pathways to modular and flexible learning
About the Lifelong Education Commission
The Commission will seek to recommend how the multiple and varied barriers to lifelong learning can be removed, what future investment is needed to support this, and what regulatory change is needed to ensure the maximum possible flexibility that will benefit learners and deliver on the promise of a whole system change for education post-18.
The commission will focus on how post-18 education and skills ought to be designed so that both Higher and Further Education institutions are valued, but also how the individual learner can be better empowered to make decisions and undertake their learning. Lessons can be learnt from abroad, as well as from mistakes made in the past, but post-Covid, the need to act differently for different outcomes will be essential.
Some of the issues we will address include the following:
Professor Liz Barnes, Vice-Chancellor, Staffordshire University (commencing January 2022)
Dr Diana Beech, CEO, London Higher
Professor Tim Blackman, Vice-Chancellor, The Open University
Mr. Douglas Blackstock, Chief Executive, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
Mr Andy Forbes, Principal and Chief Executive, City of Bristol College
Dr. Joe Marshall, Chief Executive, National Centre for Universities and Business
Professor Dave Phoenix, Vice-Chancellor, London Southbank University
Mr Johnny Rich, Chief Executive, EPC
Professor Keith Ridgway, Executive Chair, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland
Mr Jonathan Simons, Director, Public First
AECC University College
Association of Colleges
Birkbeck, University of London
Burton and South Derbyshire College
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough
New City College
Royal College of Art
The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance
University College of Estate Management
University of Bolton
University of Bristol
University of Leeds
University of Salford
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