La MANCHE at University College Birmingham

The 2nd La MANCHE partner meeting organized and hosted by University College Birmingham took place in the period of 23rd and 25th April. During the first day of the meeting the partners discussed project progress made so far and project management related themes.

In the course of the second day the participants in the meeting attended a workshop in leadership and change management in higher education. Renowned experts from the UK such as Dr. Lesly Huxley from the Leadership Foundation, Simon Whittemore from Business and Community Engagement at JISC and John Rider from the Institute of Directors in West Midlands held introductory presentations and lectures followed by a workshop on Opening space for students as co-creators. The workshop was facilated and led by Dr. Richard Riley, Dean of UCB Business School and Sarah Digby from UCB and aimed at looking at opportunities for efficient and effective involvement of students in the higher education institutions' governance processes.

During the last day of the meeting the La MANCHE partners attended a lecture in the European funding opportunties in the field of education and research with a particular focus on the upcoming changes in European funding in higher education context. Abdul Qadir's presentation was followed by an introductory presentation and discussion on the European Higher Education Modernization Agenda.