Vice Chancellor Network

Vice Chancellor Network Vice Chancellor Network

19 May 2021


13:00 - 14:15



Vice Chancellor Network

The twin shocks of COVID-19 and Brexit, coupled with structural changes driven by automation and the transition to net-zero, demand an unprecedented response in raising productivity, boosting reskilling, and combating inequality. As drivers of social mobility, business innovation, regional growth and global partnership, universities can be a lynchpin in the UK’s efforts to level-up domestically and thrive internationally.

Join us as we discuss how to position universities at the centre of the CBI’s vision for an inclusive and internationally competitive economy.

Attend this event and you will:

  • Hear from Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL, President, CBI on our new economic vision and CBI ambitions for recovery and renewal
  • Shape CBI thinking on the role of universities in driving the economic vision
  • Engage with CBI policy teams on key areas of reform such as the Skills for Jobs White Paper and R&D roadmap
  • Feedback on challenges and concerns from within the sector and how the CBI can support
  • Gain insights from peers about their practices and lessons learned.

Preliminary Agenda

13:00 Welcome address

13:05 The CBI economic vision
Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL, President, CBI

13:20 Virtual break-out rooms
These cross-regional breakout rooms will be chaired by the CBI's Regional Directors and Policy Advisers from the CBI's Education and Skills team

  • A more regionally thriving economy: Unlocking the strengths of every region and nation
  • An innovation economy: Fueling the development and adoption of ideas and technology
  • An inclusive economy: Unleashing the potential of diverse talent

13:50 Audience Q&A

14:10 Closing Remarks

14:15 Close

Who should attend:

Whilst this event is arranged for Vice-chancellors, registration is transferable, but we ask that those joining the call have an overview of the organisation's thinking in this space:

  • Vice-chancellors / Pro-vice-chancellors (and deputies)
  • Provosts / Principals
  • Business and external engagement leads
  • Policy leads


  • Tribal Group


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