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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): A creative future

Communications and Digital Committee
A creative future

Tuesday 1 November 2022

Start times: 2.15pm (private) 2.30pm (public)

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Lords committee hears from education providers on skills and the creative industries

The Communications and Digital Committee continues its inquiry into the creative industries as it explores how well the pre- and post-16 education system prepares individuals with the skills necessary for work in the future creative economy.

Meeting details

At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry A creative future
Chair of Governing Council at Goldsmiths, University of London
Executive Director at The Edge Foundation
Deputy Director at Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre, led by Nesta
At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry A creative future
Chair of Specialists Institutions Forum at Universities UK, and Vice-Chancellor at Royal College of Art
President at Association of Colleges
Director at Skills Policy
Principal and Chief Executive Officer at Oldham College

Possible questions

Possible topics and areas for discussion with witnesses include:

  • Do you think the Government takes the value of creative skills to the future economy seriously? What impact does this have on you as education providers?
  • Does the structure of education system strike the right balance between providing ‘creative’ and ‘non-creative’ subjects?
  • How can parents and students be assured that focusing on creative subjects at a young age is a good investment?
  • How adequate is the provision of adult learning in the UK and what can we learn from other countries?

Further information


Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

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