Organised by Heads of University Biological Sciences (HUBS) and the Biochemical Society, this meeting brought together key decision makers and influencers with delegates from the Higher Education sector. The programme and speaker presentations are available below.
14:00 - 15:45 Why accreditation?
Dr David Barr is the Membership and Qualifications Manager at the Royal Society of Chemistry, where they accredit degree courses in chemistry.
View Dr David Barr's presentation.
Dr Steve Hubbard from the University of Dundee was involved in setting up an MSc with St Andrews, responding to the needs of the Research Councils.
View Dr Steve Hubbard's presentation.
Dr Ian Lyne is Head of Skills and Careers at the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.
View Dr Ian Lyne's presentation.
15:45 - 16:15 Tea/Coffee break
16:15 - 18:00 Group discussion
19:30 - 23:00 Meeting dinner
9:00 - 10:45 Delivering skills through accreditation
Professor Robert Freedman is Chair of the Society of Biology's Education, Training and Policy Committee.
View Professor Robert Freedman's presentation.
Liz Lakin is Chair of the Society of Biology's Accreditation Working Group and a Senior Lecturer in Science Education at the University of Cumbria.
View Liz Lakin's presentation.
Dr David Hollinshead is an Associate Director / Science Policy - Science Affairs at AstraZeneca.
View Dr David Hollinshead's presentation.
10:45 - 11:15 Tea/coffee break
11:15 - 12:45 Group discussion
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch and meeting close
The HUBS Spring Meeting 2010 took place at Weetwood Hall, Leeds:
Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 5PS
Map showing location of Weetwood Hall