FEPN Expo

FEPN 2024

14 October, DoubleTree Hilton, London

  • Day 1

14 October 2024

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    Main Room

    Registration

  • 9:00 am - 9:05 am

    Main Room

    Chair's opening remarks

    Welcome to the Further Education Partnership Event!

  • 9:05 am - 9:35 am

    Main Room

    Opening keynote panel: AI in further education: real-world applications and case studies

    Scott Hayden

    Senior Client Director & Team Leader
    Advanced

    Somayyeh Clifton

    Head of Quality and Innovation
    North East Surrey College of Technology

    Conrad Taylor

    Business Learning and Technologies Manager
    City of Wolverhampton College

    This panel will discuss the transformative potential of artificial intelligence in further education, highlighting practical implementation and real-world case studies from Basingstoke College, Wolverhampton City College, and North East ...

  • 9:35 am - 9:50 am

    Main Room

    Headline sponsor presentation - eEnergy

  • 9:55 am - 10:10 am

    Main Room

    Dragon's Den - Speed presentations

    Our signature ‘Dragons’ Den’ session provides each solution provider with an opportunity to deliver a short pitch, explaining why they are here and how their services can help tackle some of the sector’s ongoing challenges.

  • 10:15 am - 11:05 pm

    Main Room

    Coffee break and business meetings

    10 minute meetings with suppliers who are offering solutions most relevant to your challenges. Please check the schedule on the back of your delegate pass for your meeting timings.

  • 11:10 am - 11:40 am

    Main Room

    Interactive roundtable discussion: Enhancing access and support for students

    This interactive session focuses on strategies to democratise access to education and provide robust support for students. Participants will engage in discussions on flexible learning options, evening and weekend programs, and successful...

  • 11:45 am - 12:20 pm

    Main Room

    Platinum/Gold sponsor presentations

  • 12:20 pm - 1:00 pm

    Main Room

    Networking lunch

    An opportunity to connect with your peers and suppliers to talk over the learnings from the event. Lunch is served buffet style and a range of options are available to cater for different dietary requirements.

  • 1:40 pm - 2:30 pm

    Main Room

    Coffee break and business meetings

    10 minute meetings with suppliers who are offering solutions most relevant to your challenges. Please check the schedule on the back of your delegate pass for your meeting timings.

  • 2:35 pm - 3:05 pm

    Main Room

    Panel discussion: Driving curriculum reform: insights, challenges, and future directions

    Catalin Marin

    Group Director of Strategy and Innovation
    Activate Learning

    Jon Adams

    Chief Strategy Officer
    Activate Learning

    Tony Lewin

    Executive Principal
    NCG

    Morag Davis

    Group Executive Director, Strategy and Transformation
    Nelson Group

    Barry Atkins

    Deputy Principal for 16-18 Curriculum and Employer Engagement
    The Manchester College

    The common perception is that the FE sector is constantly buffeted by external policy and funding changes. Consequently, often the narrative is one of passivity and powerlessness, mourning the loss of what came before, and fearing top-do...

  • 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

    Main Room

    Reflections and next actions/commitments

  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Main Room

    Networking drinks reception

  • 1:05 pm - 1:35 pm

    Breakout Room 1

    Distract and conquer: how to handle ADHD chaos like a pro

    Alice Copp

    Director of Quality, Teaching and learning
    Bournemouth and Poole College

    We all know that feeling of trying to engage students and being faced with absolute uncontrolled chaos. This breakout session will focus on providing practical, takeaway tips that will get those neurospicy young people (and staff!) eatin...

  • 1:05 pm - 1:35 pm

    Breakout Room 2

    TBC

  • 1:05 pm - 1:35 pm

    Breakout Room 3

    TBC

  • 3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

    Focus Group 1

    Collaborating with employers to develop an effective digital skills curriculum

    Manoj Nanda

    Head of Business, Digital and Creative Technology
    Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College

    This session focuses on strategies for forging strong partnerships with businesses to ensure the curriculum aligns with industry needs. By integrating real-world insights from employers, educators can develop courses that equip students ...

  • 3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

    Focus Group 2

    Empowering FE educators: digital solutions for staffing and professional growth

    Conrad Taylor

    Business Learning and Technologies Manager
    City of Wolverhampton College

    This session explores innovative ways digital tools can help tackle staffing challenges and promote continuous improvement in the FE sector. Participants will examine strategies for recruiting, retaining, and developing high-quality teac...

  • 3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

    Focus Group 3

    Addressing funding challenges in Further Education

    This focus group will explore and discuss the financial challenges faced by FE institutions. Participants will collaborate to identify innovative strategies to secure funding, optimize resources, and ensure financial sustainability. The ...

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FEPN 2024

14 October, DoubleTree Hilton, London