Keep Universities for the Many – more talks announced

Our ‘Keep Universities for the Many’ campaign continues with members of the Executive Board discussing DMU’s position in a rapidly changing higher education landscape through a series of university-wide debates over the coming weeks.


On Friday 16 March, staff and students gathered to hear Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Andy Collop talk about the Government’s upcoming Post-18 Education Review and the Subject-Level TEF.

The following week (on Friday 23 March) our Chief Operating Officer Ben Browne and Kaushika Patel, Deputy Dean of Health and Life Sciences spoke about the progress of Freedom to Achieve – DMU’s project aimed at addressing the academic attainment gap among BAME students. 

On Monday 26 March, Professor Nigel Wright, Pro Vice-Chancellor Research, discussed 'Research in a changing HE environment.'  ​​

The series continues on Thursday 12 April, when Dr Simon Oldroyd, PVC Dean of HLS, will speak about Nursing and Allied Health Professions. 

Over the following weeks, further talks will be taking place, details of which are below. More information will be made available soon.

Date and time 



Friday 23 March, 9.30-10.30am, Trinity Chapel

Mr Ben Browne and Mrs Kaushika Patel

The progress of DMU’s Freedom to Achieve project

Monday 26 March, 1-2pm, Queens 1.12

 Professor Nigel Wright

Research in a changing HE environment


Thursday 12 April, 10-11am

 Dr Simon Oldroyd

Nursing and Allied Health Professions: Higher Education and Graduate Employment

Tuesday 17 April, 1-2pm

Professor Jackie Labbe

University for Students

 Wednesday 2 May, 1-2pm

 Professor Alison Honour

 Fee differentiation (ADH)

 Friday 27 April, noon-1pm

 Professor Dana Brown

 To be confirmed

 Thursday 10 May, 11-noon

 Professor David Mba

 To be confirmed

 Friday 18 May, noon-1pm

 Mr James Gardner

 To be confirmed

DMU students and staff are welcome to join us at these events so you can add your voice to the conversation.

If you would like to attend, and to enable us to manage numbers, email (please specify the events you are signing up for). 

You can also keep up with our coverage of the events on this webpage.

Posted on Tuesday 20th March 2018

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