On 6-7 September, 2017, Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus was host to the 25th annual Heads of University Centres of Biomedical Sciences conference, led by Claire Pike, Deputy Head of Biomedical and Forensic Sciences and organised by FST’s Projects Team.
Almost 100 attendees from across the UK gathered to enjoy a busy conference programme covering three principle themes: Learning and Teaching Developments in Higher Education; Research, Innovation and Impact; and Internationalisation. Talks from a prestigious group of invited speakers from academia and the public and private sectors included David Sweeney of HEFCE discussing the Stern Review and future REF, Charles Brasted of Hogan Lovells talking about the Legal and Political issues surrounding BREXIT, Sam Meakin of DFE speaking about the TEF and Nick Hillman of HEPI on the future of UK universities.
Nine sponsor companies attended to exhibit, updating attendees with latest products offerings from the field, from textbooks to virtual-reality headsets. Delegates also enjoyed an entertaining programme of social events, including an evening punt and BBQ reception, and a formal conference dinner and ceilidh in the Old Hall of Queens’ College, University of Cambridge.
Anglia Ruskin University and HUCBMS would like to express our gratitude to all of those who participated and helped to make this years conference a wonderful event.
Download an electronic (pdf) copy of the conference guide.
Our speakers have kindly agreed for their presentations to be available to download. Visit our speaker pages to access the presentations.