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Evidence Session: Nottingham

Friday 22nd June 2018

About the event

In Nottingham we will be focusing on the relationship between universities and schools; and universities’ global role

Our Chair, Lord Kerslake, and commissioners will be hearing from Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent University; and from key stakeholders from the city and the surrounding region. The session will be open to observers.


Adams Room, Nottingham Conference Centre, Newton Building, Nottingham Trent University. Burton Street, NG1 4BU


11:30 – 13:00

Global role

Giving evidence:

  • Prof Shearer West, Vice-Chancellor, University of Nottingham
  • Brendan Moffett, Director of Marketing, NG
  • Ian Curryer, Chief Executive, Nottingham City Council
  • Mark Jefferies, Chief of University Research Liasion, Rolls Royce
  • Nicholas Randall, Chairman, Nottingham Forest Football Club
  • Sandeep Mahal, Director for Nottingham, UNESCO City of Literature

13:45 – 15:15

Education and schools

Giving evidence:

  • Prof Eunice Simmons, Deputy Vice-Chancellor,  Nottingham Trent University
  • Prof Janice Kay, Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter
  • Ross Renton, Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Worcester
  • Simon Robinson, Head Teacher, Cotmanhay Junior School
  • Leora Cruddas, Chief Executive Officer, Freedom and Autonomy for Schools
  • Gordon McKenzie, Chief Executive, GuildHE

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