Recruiting, Retaining & Developing Staff in HE

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Dr Helen King, Senior Higher Education Policy Advisor for Learning & Teaching Development, HEFCE


A UCU survey in early 2017 found that 76% of EU academics at UK universities are now more likely to consider leaving UK higher education due to the EU referendum result. This is just one of a number of challenges facing HEIs as they look to recruit and retain the most talented academics & staff.

Join Westminster Briefing on 2 November for an up to date brief on recruiting, retaining & developing staff in higher education.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Identifying what academic staff are looking for in an institution & making sure you offer it
  • Attracting the best non academic staff
  • Recruiting EU nationals and the impact of Brexit
  • Recruiting from outside the EU
  • Making sure your staff represent the diversity of the communities you serve
  • Engaging hard to reach groups in the recruitment process
  • Creating a positive working environment that offers fulfilling work & career advancement
  • Offering more flexible working conditions for those who need them
  • Improving staff engagement
  • Developing talent and promoting people into leadership positions
  • Reassuring EU nationals in a period of uncertainty

The Event:

The morning session will focus on policy developments affecting international recruitment and practical measures to attract the best academics & staff.

The afternoon session will examine what leading HEIs are doing to retain & develop their most valuable talent.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with an interest in recruiting, retaining & developing HE staff, including; HR & workforce teams; appointment panels; senior leadership; & staff representative groups.

For registration enquiries please contact: |
0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities & agenda content, please email:

Thursday 2nd November 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Event to be held in Central London (venue tbc)

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Above prices exclude VAT

Background Quote

“Reforms to the immigration system need to reflect the requirements of higher education. The new immigration system after the UK leaves the European Union will need to facilitate, rather than inhibit, the movement of people in and out of our universities. Otherwise, continued academic collaboration and the sector’s international competitiveness will be at risk.”

- Exiting the EU: Challenges & Opportunities for Higher Education, April 17

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