Rising to the challenge- FETL Summer Symposium

Rising to the challenge- FETL Summer Symposium

17th July 2017, 12:00
Portcullis House, House of Commons, Westminster,

In the 2017 FETL summer symposium, we shall meet to reflect upon the considerable changes that the 2015-2017 Parliament has implemented. More importantly, we shall consider what these changes may mean for the life of the next Parliament.

We are delighted to confirm three of our opening speakers at this important and timely event: James Kirkup is the Director of the Social Market Foundation and the former Executive Editor - Politics for The Telegraph. He was a lobby journalist for 16 years and before joining the Telegraph he was Political Editor of the Scotsman, covered European politics and economics for Bloomberg, and reported from countries including Iran, Zimbabwe and the USA. Sally Hunt is the General Secretary of the University and College Union - the world's largest post-16 education trade union. She has two decades' experience as a senior trade union official and has been general secretary of the University and College Union (UCU), since 2007. Sally represents UCU on the general council of the Trades Union Congress (TUC). Seamus Nevin is Head of Employment and Skills Policy at the Institute of Directors. He is a member of a number of Government panels and advisory groups including the government's National Living Wage advisory group, the Department for Education's Teaching Excellence Framework advisory group, the Business Enterprise Reference Group at Ofsted and the Stakeholder Reference Panel at the Institute for Apprenticeships.


Portcullis House, House of Commons, Westminster,

20th April 2018
  • Friday 20th April, 10:30am-1:30pm
  • Venue: Matthew Boulton College, Birmingham 
  • Chair: Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive RSA
  • Keynote address: Preet Kaur Gill, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Edgbaston
  • Panel discussion, lunch, and networking reception
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