Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of London Metropolitan University, Professor Lynn Dobbs and Director of HEPI, Nick Hillman will be joined by a panel, including:
- Lord Kerslake, Chair of the Civic University Network Advisory Group & Chair of the Board of Governors for Sheffield Hallam University
- Councillor Janet Burgess MBE, Mayor of Islington
- Shakira Martin, Former President of the NUS
- Rt Hon. Justine Greening, Co-founder of the Social Mobility Pledge and former Secretary of State for Education
During the discussion we will cover topics such as the civic role of higher education institutions and how universities can work with their local areas to support the community during the current pandemic. We will be exploring how the types of support needed in local areas may have changed due to the health crisis and how universities can respond to these needs meaningfully.