How do we enable students to flourish in the future?

Symposium on the future of education

BAFA Annual Conference, 9 April, Westminster

I would like to draw your attention to a relevant and timely discussion on the role of education in shaping a better future for the profession and more prosperous society.

As part of this year’s Annual Conference of the British Accounting and Finance Association, we are organising a half-day symposium to engage experts and stakeholders from policy, business and academia. The event will take place in the afternoon of 9 April in Westminster Central Hall, London.

We will create a narrative by integrating three cascading themes:

  • The future of work: how might the social and technological trends shape the future of work and what would be the needs for talent in the business ecosystem that we aspire to create?

  • Capabilities for the future: what is the latest thinking from research and practice on what capabilities, qualities and skills students would need in the future?

  • Designing education: what are the principles for creating educational programmes and institutions that can offer holistic and lifelong learning?

I invite you to join the discussion. The event will feature round-table discussions with a panel of experts and a workshop for academics. Click here to register for the free workshop and let me know if you also would like to attend the round-table (limited spaces available).

In addition, I would like to invite you to send me your ideas, research or publications that you think should be part of the materials communicated for the session.

With best wishes,

Symposium webpage