British universities’ digital and technology leaders to gather for Times Higher Education’s Digital Universities UK 2024

The University of Exeter will be hosting Times Higher Education’s (THE) Digital Universities UK 2024 on Tuesday 16 to Thursday 18 April 2024.

Times Higher Education (THE)’s Digital Universities UK 2024 (DUUK) event, which brings together higher education, industry and policy leaders working at the forefront of academic innovation and technology, takes place from Tuesday 16 to Thursday 18 April and will be hosted in partnership with the University of Exeter.

The event’s keynotes include:

  • Professor Lisa Roberts, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter
  • Professor Mark Simpson, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Learning and Teaching, Teesside University
  • Heather Lowrie, Chief Information Security Officer, The University of Manchester
  • Professor Arunangsu Chatterjee, Dean of Digital Transformation, University of Leeds

More than 50 speakers including leading academics, senior tech industry professionals and higher education technology policy experts are confirmed for the event at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus in Exeter, with another 70 due to be confirmed over the coming weeks.

The overarching theme is building inclusive digital futures and speakers will be presenting the opportunities and challenges of digital transformation and discuss the changes needed to enable the exchange of knowledge and learning without boundaries

The agenda covers:

  • Leadership for a smart, sustainable campus 
  • Digitally transforming the research experience 
  • Human-centred student experience 
  • Teaching, learning and assessment innovations 

Jamie Ramacciotti, director of global events, THE, said: “Institutions must break new ground and position higher education as a flexible, inclusive lifelong learning experience that empowers today’s modern learner for life and work in a digital society. This event does just that by bringing together fantastic speakers working in, and with, the sector and is one not to miss.”

Professor Lisa Roberts, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter, said: “We are thrilled that the University of Exeter has been chosen to host this high-profile event for digital and technology leaders. It is vital that the higher education sector works hand in hand with industry partners and policymakers to harness the significant potential of digital transformation. Events such as this are crucial to forge closer partnerships and foster innovation.

“For Exeter, the conference also gives us an unrivalled opportunity to showcase how we have developed a digital strategy not only to inspire and create a greener, healthier and fairer world for everyone, but also how we prepare everyone across our community to succeed in their chosen fields and future careers. We look forward to welcoming everyone to our Streatham Campus in April.”

Hundreds of delegates are expected to attend the three-day event hosted in partnership with the University of Exeter, which includes keynotes, interactive panels, live demonstrations, workshops and networking opportunities. See the full list of speakers here.

More information about the event is available here and super early bird tickets for delegates representing a university, association, public sector or NGO are available for £199 until Friday 9 February. Subsequently they will cost £399. Early bird tickets for delegates representing a corporate organisation are £449 until Friday 8 March and are £649 after that date. Tickets are available here.

THE’s Digital Universities UK 2023 took place in April 2023 and was hosted in partnership with the University of Leeds.