Embassy Education Seminar 2013 Review

Universities Minister draws capacity crowd

A capacity crowd of more than 100 diplomats and 50 top education institutions attended the 2013 Embassy Education Conference to hear the latest on the Government’s higher education policy from the Universities Minister the Rt Hon David Willetts MP. Delegates also heard from the CEO of Universities UK Nicola Dandridge, who gave an overview of the opportunities and challenges facing universities in tough economic times, and the session closed with an update on student visa policy from Jeremy Oppenheim of the Home Office. The many issues raised in the Q&A of the plenary session were taken up in regional discussion groups after which diplomats and delegates were able to relax, regroup and chat informally during the networking reception.