Past Conferences

Council of Validating Universities Annual Conference 2017
21st-22nd September Chancellors Hotel, Manchester

Delegates heard presentations from Diana Beech (HEPI), Jackie Dunne (University of Wolverhampton), Julian Gravatt (Association of Colleges), Vikki Goddard (University of Manchester), Raegan Hiles (Universities UK), Will Naylor (QAA), Wendy Robinson (University of Exeter) and Tim Steele (University of Central Lancashire).

Council of Validating Universities Annual Conference 2016
22nd & 23rd September Holiday Inn, Portsmouth

Delegates heard presentations from, Dr Dean Machin, University of Portsmouth,
Dr Scott Court, HEFCE, Nick Hillman, HEPI, Douglas Blackstock, QAA,  Dr Geoff Stoakes, HEA,  Prof. Graham Baldwin, VC Southampton Solent University, Prof. Steve Wheeler, Plymouth University, Felicity Mitchell, Deputy Adjudicator, OIA,  Smita Jamdar, Shakespeare Martineau.

Council of Validating Universities Annual Conference 2015
10th & 11th September Midland Hotel, Manchester

Delegates had presentations from Vivienne Stern, (Director, UK HE International Unit), Nick Hillman, (Director, HEPI), Martin Doel, (Chief Exec, AoC), Gordon McKenzie (Chief Exec, Guild HE), Michael Peak (Senior Advisor for Education Research, British Council), and Janet Ilieva (Director, Education Insight).

Council of Validating UniversitiesAnnual Conference 2014
Birmingham, 18th & 19th September 2014, Aston University,

Delegates had presentations from Professor Sir Peter Scott, Institute of Education, ex-VC Kingston University; Dr Stephen Jackson, Director, QAA; Dr Vangelis Tsiligiris, Principal, MBS College, Crete; Kathleen Kwan & Dr Frank Haddleton, University of Hertfordshire; Julian Gravatt, Assistant Chief Executive, AOC; Professor Gary Parry, University of Sheffield; Professor Colin Raban, Emeritus Professor, University of Derby; Maureen McLaughlin, University of Gloucestershire.

Council of Validating UniversitiesAnnual Conference 2013
19th & 20th September 2013, Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

Delegates had presentations from Andy Westwood, Chief Executive of Guild HE; Professor Colin Raban & Will Naylor, Deputy Director of Reviews Group at the QAA; David Sweeny, Director at HEFCE; Professor Sir Graeme Davis, President of the British University of Vietnam; Professor Roger Woods, Assistant Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Nottingham and Martin Williams, Director Education and Government Procurement Industrial Strategies, Department of Business, Innovation & Skills.

Council of Validating UniversitiesAnnual Conference 2012
13th & 14th September 2012, The Queens Hotel, Leeds,

Delegates had the choice of Five Workshops covering topics that included Collaborative Practices between Private Training Providers and HEIs and a look at the revised UK Quality Code for Higher Education Chapter on Collaborative Provision. In addition, outgoing CVU Chair, James Winter gave a presentation on the results of the latest Survey.