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Academic Libraries after the Browne Review [Event Ref. No. TG3/BROW]


4:00 pm

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cpd25 is pleased to offer a one-day seminar on 14th June 2011 that aims to explore some of the issues facing academic libraries in the wake of Lord Browne’s Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance and the coalition government’s subsequent proposals for the sector.

As higher education becomes more market-driven, meeting rising student expectations will become a big concern for all of us and our event will include a speaker from the library of Britain’s newest private university, BPP, where they are well-used to providing a service to fee-paying students.

As the funding changes take effect there are also likely to be many changes in the teaching and research activities of our institutions and we will hear from the University of Sussex where the library has attempted to make itself more “agile” in this fluid environment.

The government’s demands that universities admit students from a broader range of social backgrounds will make the University of East London library’s involvement in a scheme which aims to attract non-traditional learners into HE of particular interest.

And how do librarians cope when student unrest physically impacts upon them? We’ll get an account from Goldsmiths College where there library was occupied in November.

The day will also include the opportunity for delegates to share their own experiences of working and managing during this time of uncertainty and a chance to hear about Voices for The Library campaign.

This event is intended for anyone who is interested in these issues.


9.30-10.00: Arrival and coffee

10.00-10.15: Welcome and introduction

10.15-10.45: Supporting students at a private university: Hannah Fogg, Director of
Library & Information Services, BPP University College of Professional Studies

10.45-11.15: Dealing with a student occupation: Jacqueline Cooke, Deputy Librarian, Goldsmiths College

11.15-11.45: Coffee

11.45-12.45: Discussion groups and feedback

12.45-1.45: Lunch

1.45-2.15: Encouraging non-traditional learners into HE: New Beginnings at UEL: Simone Okolo, Academic Services Manager and Robin Stinson, Subject Librarian, University of East London

2.15-2.45: Working with an agile library service: Jane Harvell, Head of Academic Services, University of Sussex

2.45-3.15: Tea

3.15-3.30: Voices for The Library: Ian Clark, Library Systems Officer, Canterbury Christ Church University and VftL team member

3.30-3.45: Closing remarks.

Venue: The Hardy Room at the London Mathematical Society, 57-58 Russell Square, London WC1B 4HS; Website:

Please note that there are limited places available for this event.

To book a place please use our online booking form or email the administrator via

Cost: £125 for cpd25 members and £155 for other institutions.

Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.

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