D2N2 Public Service Compact presents

Public service sector working with the Universities

Friday 11th May 2018 – Venue University of Derby



09.30              Registration with coffee served upon arrival       


10.00              Welcome and introductions from Richard Heffer and Charlotte Moreland – The Co-Chairs of the D2N2 Public Service Compact Steering Group


10.05              The context for the event: Some background about our about local Universities


10.15              Is the Public Sector ready for Higher Apprenticeships?  from Denise Baker of the University of Derby


10.40              What is available for public sector employers from the University of Nottingham  from Ruth Eccles and her colleagues – including:


                        * Degree level Apprenticeships

                        * Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

                        * The Ingenuity Breakfast Network

                        * Academic input into business

                        * Bespoke training reactive to identified skills gaps

                        * Supporting student placements and internships


11.05              The Nottingham Trent University approach: working with our communities a presenter from Nottingham Trent University TBC


11.30              The Open University – a very different way of providing higher level learning opportunities for public service sector workers Angela Gill from the Open University


11.40              Plenary session: Having heard the inputs and considered your own circumstances – what do delegates perceive to be your needs for higher level training and how can the Compact help? Chaired by Richard Heffer and Charlotte Moreland  


12.00              The market place ! A chance to visit the University stalls and speak to colleagues about your high level training needs before you leave


12.30              Close