A security pass is required at all times to attend events in either of the secure Conference venues, Manchester Central or The Midland Hotel.


20.00 The Fair Education Alliance and the Education Policy Institute

Manchester Central : Central 8

The Fair Education Alliance Reception: 500-years to close the gap - we need a new approach

By invitation only. To request a ticket, please get in touch on amy.faux@epi.org.uk.


The purpose and mission of the FEA is to harness collective action in order to close the disadvantage gap so that children’s educational success is not limited by their socio-economic background. Earlier this year, the FEA and the EPI published a major report which found that over recent years there has been a dramatic slowing down in the closure of the disadvantage gap. This conference reception follows the launch of this report and will discuss solutions to its concerning findings.


08.00 Cranfield University and the Education Policy Institute

Manchester Central : Central 8

Completing the UK's Silicon Valley: the Oxford-Cambridge Arc and a new university in Milton Keynes

This session will ask, can MK:U, a proposed new university backed by Cranfield University, deliver the business-ready graduates the UK economy needs?


At the heart of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, with successful financial and engineering industries, and located along the East West Rail and Expressway, Milton Keynes is well-placed to replicate attributes of the Silicon Valley. Backed by Cranfield University, renowned for its world-leading STEM provision, MK:U is a proposed new university designed to utilise the opportunities of the Arc. This includes a supply of highly-qualified tech specialists and an ecosystem of local and global businesses.

 Send me calendar appointments
You will receive an email with calendar appointment for each of the events in your Diary List

1. Search for events you want to attend - You can search by the event host or select a date from the dropdown.
2. Click on the event to add the event in your agenda. This will be displayed in 'My Diary'
3. You can remove these events from 'My Diary' by clicking the  
4. Once you’ve selected all the events you would like to attend you can have your agenda emailed to you or printed using the two icons. If you choose to have your agenda emailed this can also be sent as calendar appointment.

Important Notes
* All conference events, speakers, dates, times, and locations are subject to change.
Powered By  Rushmore Digital