The UK’s European University in a Time of Brexit

HE institutions are historically resistant to change, and this can be challenging and counterproductive in a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty. Brexit could have caused an identity crisis for the University of Kent, but we have chosen to remain dedicated to being the UK’s European University.

Changes in HE are coming at an ever-increasing pace and this talk will explore how we can become anti-fragile in the face of these changes. Anti-fragile things go beyond resiliency, but can actually grow and flourish in the face of uncertainty and stress. Can University systems, processes and people become anti-fragile to help meet the growing challenges where nothing stays the same?


  • Title: The UK’s European University in a Time of Brexit
  • Type: Plenary
  • Hashtag: #P1
  • Speaker: Bonnie Ferguson, University of Kent
  • Date and time: 14.00-14.45 on Tuesday 11 July 2017
  • Venue: Keynes Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)

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