BUFDG 2021


BUFDG 2021 - Somewhere, Anywhere

15-19 March 2021


Thank you to all those who joined us for our first ever online Annual Conference in the middle of March, via the Hopin platform. While it was a different experience to the usual event, we aimed to keep many of the best things about the traditional conferences, while also making the most of what an online event allows - namely a bigger event, with more sessions and attendees. 

The theme for the event was Somewhere, Anywhere, which captured some of the biggest questions that universities were, are, and will be, facing as the new ‘normal’ emerges.


The 2021 programme was spread across five days and featured a fantastic line-up of challenging, informative, and entertaining speakers from the finance world and beyond.


Major speakers included:

Prof. Andy Westwood, Professor of Government Practice (and HE expert), University of Manchester

Prof. Shearer West, Vice-Chancellor, University of Nottingham

Gerald Moser, MD - Chief Market Strategist, Barclays

Shirley Cameron, Group Financial Controller, BBC

Sylvia Pozezenac, CEO, Mercer UK

Dr Paul Redmond, Director of Student Experience and Enhancement, University of Liverpool

Sacha Sadan, Director of Investment Stewardship, Legal & General Investment Management

Sally McGill, Chief Financial Officer, University of Staffordshire

Lucy Adams, CEO, Disruptive HR

Mark Lee, Finance and Accounting Futurist

Rachel Hewitt, Director of Policy and Advocacy, HEPI

Jim Dickinson, Associate Editor, Wonkhe

Dr Suzie Imber, Associate Professor in Space Physics, University of Leicester


For a breakdown of each session, and to access the slides, recordings, and resources, click on the 'Recordings, Slides & Resources' button above.


Any questions?

If you have any questions about the conference, and can't find the answer, get in touch with Matt or Ashley.






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