Conferences & Training
Programme - University Leadership UK Study Tour

Tuesday 19th February

19:00 Welcome Reception and Dinner, Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire

Wednesday 20th February - Warwick University 

08:00 Breakfast at Coombe Abbey, minibus to Warwick University

09:00 Welcome 
Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor

09:30 The Warwick Story - Presentations, round-table discussion, Q+A
Ian Rowley, Director of Engagement, The University of Warwick 
Matt Fergusson, Director of Development, The University of Warwick

10:30 Coffee Break and Brief Campus Tour (visits to buildings and activities supported through philanthropy) 

11.00 Reflections on my Coventry and Westminster Experiences
Chris Smith, Director of External Relations, University of Westminster 

12:30 Lunch on Campus - Delegates and Speakers Together for Informal Discussion

13:30 Speakers' Panel, with colleagues from Warwick, Coventry and Birmingham 
Chaired by Colin McCallum, Consultant and CASE Europe Trustee

14:30 University of Birmingham Story - Presentation, Discussion and Q+A
Simon Lerwill, Director of Development and Alumni Relations

15:30 Tea, thank you and farewell

16:00 Depart - minibus, travel to Oxford

17:00 Arrive and check in at the Cotswolds Lodge Hotel 

19:00 Dinner in Hall, New College, Oxford
Hosted by Mark Curtis, Director of Development, New College

21:00 Return to Hotel 

Thursday 21st February - St Hilda's College, Oxford

08:00 Breakfast at Cotswolds Lodge Hotel, minibus to St Hilda's College, Oxford

09:00 Welcome 
Professor Sir Gordon Duff, Principal 

09:15 St Hilda's 125th Anniversary Campaign
Professor Sir Gordon Duff, Principal
Bronwyn Travers, Development Director and Fellow, St. Hilda's College

10:00 Refreshment and Networking Break

10:15 Working in a collegiate environment (challenges and opportunities of a complex institution)
Mark Curtis, Fellow and Director of Development and Alumni Relations, New College

11.00 Oxford University Development Office
Kirsten Buckley, Associate Director Of Development, University of Oxford
Christine Jeffery, Director of Development Services, University of Oxford

12:00 Q&A
Kirsten Buckley, Associate Director Of Development, University of Oxford
Christine Jeffery, Director of Development Services, University of Oxford
Mark Curtis, Director of Development, New College

Bronwyn Travers, Development Director and Fellow, St. Hilda's College
Chaired by Colin McCallum, Consultant and former CASE Trustee

12:30 Lunch in Hall, St Hilda's College

13:30 Travel to London

16:00 University of Westminster visit 

Chris Smith, Director, External Relations, University of Westminster and his team will welcome us to the birthplace of British Cinema, now in the care of the University. Its restoration is the result of a successful philanthropic campaign. The cinema opened in 1848
Adrian Dutch, Director of Global, Recruitment and Admissions 
Laura Hughes, Alumni Relations Team Manager
Jordan Scammell Development Team Manager
Prof Alexandra Hughes, DVC for Global Engagement

18:30 Check into The Montague on the Gardens, London

19:30 Dinner - St Pancras by Searcy's 
Guest speaker: Sir Eric Thomas, Vice Chancellor, Bristol University (2001 - 2015) Chair of the Worldwide Universities Network (2003 - 2007) 

Friday 22nd February - SOAS, University of London

08:00 Breakfast, The Montague on the Gardens

09:00 Welcome SOAS
Julia Race, Director of External Engagement and Public Affairs

09:15 The SOAS Story 
Ruth O'Hanlon, Head of Development, SOAS
Julia Race, Director of External Engagement and Public Affairs

10:00 Coffee

10:15 ‘Advisory Clinic' 
Ruth O'Hanlon, Head of Development, SOAS
Tom Jirat, Interim Head of Development Services, University of Manchester
Magdalena Douleva, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Nottingham Trent University
Angharad Milenkovic, Deputy Director of Development, UCL
Chaired by Colin McCallum, Consultant and former CASE Trustee

12:00 ‘What could possibly go wrong?'
Panel discussion, Chaired by Colin McCallum, Consultant and former CASE Trustee

13:00 Lunch

14:00 The Leadership View 
Bruce Bernstein, Executive Director, CASE Europe 
Professor Steve Hopgood, Pro Director (International)
Chaired by Colin McCallum, Consultant and former CASE Trustee

15:00 ‘Where do we go from here?' What you can take back to your institutions

If you would like to attend the University Leadership UK Study Tour please contact Seren Bradshaw at CASE Europe by emailing: sbradshaw@case.org