DASSH Spring 2018 Conference

Date: Thu, 17 May 2018, 12:00 – Fri, 18 May 2018, 13:00

Venue: York St John University, Lord Mayors Walk, York, YO31 7EX (Room SK/128, Breaks in Room SK/037)

Theme: Plotting a course through REF and TEF

Key Speakers: Prof. Anne Boddington (Kingston University and Chair of the Arts & Design UoA), Kim Hackett (Research Manager HEFCE/Research England), Prof. Susan Orr (Chair of Arts TEF panel), Ed Marsh (Chief Exec Officer, Middlesex SU), Diana Beech (HEPI), Prof. Clare Milsom (Liverpool John Moores), Prof. Neil Ward (DVC/PVC-Academic Affairs at UEA)


Thursday 17 May (TEF)

12  – 1.00pm Light lunch and Registration

1.00 Welcome

1.15 – 2.45 Session 1 (TEF)

Ed Marsh, Prof. Susan Orr, Charlie Leyland

2.45-3.15 Tea

3.15 – 4.45 Session 2 (TEF)

Dr Diana Beech, Prof. Clare Milsom, Prof. Neil Ward

5.00 AGM

6.00 Wine reception

Friday 18 May (REF)

9.00 – 9.30 Coffee and networking

9.30 – 10.30 Session 3 (Kim Hackett)

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee and networking

11.00 – 12.00 Session 4 (Anne Boddington )

12.00 – 12.30 Q&A

12.30 – 1.00pm Light lunch

1pm End


DASSH Autumn 2017 Conference

Date: Friday 3rd November 2017 (10am-3.30pm)

Venue: Senate House, University of London

Theme: The ‘Ins and Outs’ of Higher Education: Recruitment, Admissions and Graduate Outcome

Key Speakers:

  • Margaret Farragher, Head of Policy and Qualifications, UCAS
  • British Academy Flagship Project’s Team (Celebrating Skills in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)

DASSH Spring 2017 Conference

Date: 12th May 2017

Venue: Bloomsbury Room, Senate House, London

Theme: Managing in a Time of Change

Key Speakers:

  • Dr Diana Beech (HEPI): “The main challenges and opportunities facing UK universities today”
  • Dr David Morris (Wonkhe): “What the TEF is going on? Breaking down the motives, methods and maneuverings around TEF”
  • Professor Jackie Labbe (University of Sheffield): “The Future of Modern Languages”
  • Professor Jane Longmore (Vice Chancellor, University of Chichester): “The HE Trailblazer Apprenticeship programme”

DASSH Residential Conference – 12-13th May 2016 : The Election One Year On

Booking Now Open

Date: 12th-13th May 2016

Projected Venue:  Grand Connaught Rooms, Central London

Theme: The Election: One Year On

Key Speakers:

  • Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive Universities UK
  • Professor James Wilsdon
  • Laura Dyer,  Executive Director Arts Council England
  • Chris Millward HEFCE Director (Policy)
  • Policy Futures Round-table

With a focus on policy change and challenges for Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Programme runs from lunchtime to lunchtime  (12-13th May), and includes Conference Dinner with guest speaker Rick Rylance on 12th May.

Members fee £125 (including conference dinner)


DASSH Autumn 2013 Conference

DASSH-UK Autumn Conference 2013

1 November, London South Bank University

The 2013 DASSH-UK Autumn conference took place on the 1st November at London South Bank University. Over 50 attendees from universities all across Great Britain participated and listened to presentations by David Sweeney (Director Research, Innovation and Skills at HEFCE), Bahram Bekhradnia (Director Higher Education Policy Institute); Chris Hale (Deputy Director of Policy at Universities UK), Paul Manners (Director National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement) and Rick Muir (Associate Director for Public Services, Institute of Public Policy Research), followed by Q&A sessions and a networking lunch, where attendees had a chance to talk to each other and build on their networks.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you to save the date for the 2014 May two-day conference which will take place on May 15-16 at Regent’s University London. Further information and booking details will follow early in 2014.

Photos of speakers