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Learning Gain: An Agenda for Change

9.30am - 4.30pm, Thursday 27th September 2018

Draft Programme
Woburn House Conference Centre
20-24 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ

This event has been designed to outline and stimulate discussion that will contribute to understanding how learning gain can contribute to an agenda for change in higher education. We will be bringing together the collective findings from LEGACY ( and those of other programmes of research funded by HEFCE/OfS. You will have the opportunity to understand the different investigative approaches and recommendations that can impact on policy, practice, and the future utility of learning gain measurements. Registration has now closed for this event.

We have a number of exciting and influential speakers and panellists invited and confirmed including:

  • The Rt Hon Lord David Willetts FRS, Executive Chair of the Resolution Foundation
    Keynote title - Learning Gain and what it means for policy
  • Ant Bagshaw, former Deputy CEO Wonkhe
    Keynote title - Learning Gain in Context: where does it fit in the turbulent world of HE policy?

The event will also include a Learning Gain Panel with key figures from the sector, including Emma Maskell, Senior Higher Education Policy Advisor at Office for Students and Dr Camille Kandiko Howson, Senior Lecturer in Higher Education, Academic Head of Student Engagement at Kings College London and OfS Learning Gain Evaluator.

There will be presentations from LEGACY Strand leads from the University of Cambridge (Professor Anna Vignoles, Professor Jan Vermunt & Dr Sonia Ilie), University of Warwick (Anne Wilson & Dr Heike Behle), University of Birmingham (Eluned Jones), Newman University, Birmingham (Dr Toni Wright) and University of Nottingham (Dr Nalayini Thambar) to showcase their insights into how conceptual frameworks and methodological insights might be applied across the sector.

You will also be able to choose from a range of parallel sessions which explore learning gain within the context of subject/disciplines, the curriculum and as an aspect of employability. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

The LEGACY Project Team.

Professor Christina Hughes
Dr Liz Austen
Sunil Maher

Event Registration

Registration for this event has now closed.