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The Big Debate: Do too many school leavers go to University? Discuss.

We have teamed up with The Institute of Directors (IoD) to bring you 'The Big Debate'. 

There has been a significant rise in school leavers attending university, with (according to UCAS) record numbers of 18 year-olds now attending, rather than going into the workplace. Are schools and parents fixed on the idea that children should go to university, rather than going into alternative careers, such as apprenticeships? Is university the best pathway to a good career? If so, should everyone be entitled to a university education?

This event will be chaired by Richard Potter, CTO, Microsoft Services.

Our guest speaker panel includes:

  • David Kennedy, CEO and Executive Head Teacher, The John Warner School
  • Neville Reyner CBE DL, Chairman, Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce.
  • Professor Quintin McKellar CBE, Vice-Chancellor, University of Hertfordshire
  • Joanne Drewitt, Head of Apprenticeships and Graduates, Tesco PLC
  • Lindsey Sherring, Director of Apprenticeships, Hart for Learning

*Further speakers to be confirmed

Come along to this debate, share your thoughts and enjoy a glass of fizz and some tapas.



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Event Information

Member: £15.00 per person

Non-member: £20.00 per person

Latest Booking: 11 Dec 17 17:00

Contact: Nick Fox

Tel: 01707 502180


Venue: University of Hertfordshire Biopark
Broadwater Road,
Welwyn Garden City,

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