Making the case for higher education in the creative economy

A particularly apposite time to hold this event.  Here’s an event overview from Universities UK

“In light of the comprehensive spending review, and following the changes to the regional development funding structures, we will need to assess what this will this mean for collaboration between higher education and the creative industries.

This conference will launch a report on the role of UK universities in supporting the creative industries, particularly during the current economic downturn. The report will make a number of key recommendations to Government regarding their future thinking around supporting the creative industries through higher education partnerships.”

You can find more information on speakers and programme here

Immediately after the event, I made an audioboo piece – which gives you a flavour of the feeling in the room and some thoughts on “Frustration and Fear”:

Here’s a Liveblog of the Plenary sessions: