One of the UK’s foremost authorities on Higher Education is set to visit Edge Hill University to give a public lecture on the sector’s future.

Professor Peter Scott is Professor of Higher Education Studies at the Institute of Education and has previously held positions including Editor of the Times Higher Education supplement, Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University and Pro-Vice Chancellor for external affairs at the University of Leeds.

The lecture, Higher Education 2025: Familiar landscape or another country? will examine possible changes in the sector over the next ten years, and explain the hazards of attempting to predict future systems given the numerous influences which shape and drive the sector.

John Diamond, Director of Edge Hill’s I4P (Institute for Public Policy and Professional

John Diamond

John Diamond

Practice), said: “We are working in a very changing and challenging time. Anticipating the future of HE in the UK is, itself, a real challenge. There are many unpredictable factors to take account of. We think that a central focus of our work at Edge Hill is both to provide a rich and rewarding experience for students and to be regarded too as a University with a genuine commitment to working with our different communities – geographic and professional. If we can maintain these then we might manage to cope with the uncertainties ahead. Having Peter Scott at Edge Hill is a real opportunity for us to listen and to reflect.”

The lecture will take place at the University’s Faculty of Health and Social Care on Wednesday 1 October at 5.30pm. The event is open to the public and free to attend, but places must be booked in advance.

To book your place click here