In Focus: Education Forum
Taking centre stage at the Whittlebury Hall Hotel in Northampton on the 21st and 22nd November this 2016, the Education Forum returns for its 14th year bigger and better than ever with the launch of the inaugural Education IT Forum. The event showcases the latest technologies available on the market, alongside an expansive seminar programme introducing cost-cutting measures, areas of improvement and the latest trends and techniques in the industry.
An overwhelming influx of studies have found that the design, equipment and technology of an educational institution have a positive impact on student learning experience and performance, it is therefore undeniable that investment is a high priority to not keep the UK ahead of the education rat race, but also to keep our international students coming to the UK. With researchers finding that international university students in London alone contribute £2.3 billion a year towards the economy; the industry is lucrative and it is essential we keep ahead of the curve and maintain our notorious position.
With budget cuts, restraints and a shortage of funding, alongside the impact of Brexit on independent institutions – now more than ever, institutions must seek to reduce costs while improving student performance and learning experience. Short-term investment, though daunting, will help to maintain the UK’s historic reputation, boost performance, reduce long-term costs and encourage the international students that heavily influence the country’s GDP to continue studying in the UK.
The Education Forum has been designed to draw on the combined skills, knowledge and expertise of the industry to help institutions discover the latest trends, innovations and technologies on the market. The event offers invaluable insight into a wide variety of topics within the industry; bringing together a hand-picked selection of its senior figures; all while providing unparalleled industry access to the latest products and services to improve the learning experience, performance and help cut costs. Indeed, Valence School confirm that there was an “impressive range of money-saving options for [their] school” at last year’s event.
Unlike other events in the industry, the Education Forum is a smaller, more intimate event; focusing entirely on the quality of attendees rather than quantity. The event strives to maximise productivity with pre-arranged face-to-face meetings to bring like-minded delegates and product and service providers together. This year’s event sees the attendance of key decision makers from institutions such as Alderman Knight School, Ark, DLD College, University of Leeds, amongst many others.
As well as the networking opportunities, the event also offers up some fantastic insight into wider trends across the market. The event’s speaker line-up promises to do just that with industry influencers from Guiseley School, Health and Safety Executive, Hosking Associates, and many more sharing their knowledge and best practice strategies.
In an effort to reflect the recent surge in the use of technology within the education sector; this year will see the launch of a brand new event running alongside the renowned Education Forum, the Education IT Forum.
With new technologies transforming the way we learn; education institutions are facing increasing pressure to have the newest learning tools. The inaugural Education IT Forum, like its counterpart, aims to bring the industry together to discover the latest technologies available in the industry to help enable more effective learning.
The Education IT Forum and Education Forum merger will allow attendees from both events to network with one another and learn about a broad range of products and services that are currently available on the market. The first ever Education IT Forum will see the attendance of key industry players including the likes of Birmingham City University, GEMS Education, Harris Federation, Oxford Brookes University, Royal Holloway University, and more.
So for education professionals looking for a new and innovative way to see what’s new in the industry, learn how to cut costs and make profitable connections, the Education Forum is the ideal platform. As described by a senior representative from Cheltenham College, “a very effective way to discover new technologies and techniques in the industry, highly recommended.”
Attendance to the Education Forum is exclusively limited to senior education professionals and product and service providers in the industry, to secure your place at the event please contact:
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