Student Wellbeing 2019: Improving and Enhancing Student Safeguarding


Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work in the higher education sector.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

Registration, Refreshments and Networking
Chair’s Welcome Address

Jayne Aldridge, Director for the Student Experience, University of Sussex (CONFIRMED)


Keynote Presentation: Supporting Student Safety And Wellbeing By Supporting University Projects
  • Helping higher education providers improve and enhance student safeguarding
  • Outlining the activities that funding covers
  • Supporting good practice to safeguard students on campus: tackling sexual violence, hate crime and online harassment
  • Working with Research England to support mental health and wellbeing for postgraduate research (PGR) students
  • The role of Advance HE in carrying out the evaluation on the 108 student safeguarding projects

Kate McAlister, Head of Student Wellbeing and Safeguarding, Office for Students (CONFIRMED)


Keynote Presentation: Working With Universities and NHS Leaders To Improve Mental Health Support For Students
  • The importance of partnership working to join up mental health care services for students
  • Managing the transitions from services students have depended on at home to a new city and the transfer of records from one service to another
  • Identifying the risk factors for poor mental health among students
  • Developing new ways of working to assess need, engage partners, focus on prevention and integrate delivery
  • How a place-based, collaborative model of planning and delivering mental health support and treatments to students offers huge opportunities for universities and the NHS

Fiona Waye, Senior Policy Lead – Inclusion, Equality and Diversity, Universities UK (invited)


Creating A Curriculum That Promotes Student Wellbeing
  • The 2017 report ‘Embedding mental wellbeing in the curriculum’
  • Outlining an approach predicated on the New Economics Foundation’s five ways to wellbeing
  • Designing curricula that support students to connect to the learning process, content and learning community
  • Being active: including physical activity, active learning and the exercising of social and political agency
  • Taking notice of the learning community, curriculum content and personal response to both

Dr Kay Hack, Principal Adviser for Learning and Teaching, Advance HE (CONFIRMED)


Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Special Keynote Presentation: Understanding Provision For Students With Mental Health Problems and Intensive Support Needs
  • Increasing demand for support from students with mental health problems
  • Funding sources available to HEIs to support students with mental health difficulties
  • The role of wider university services in supporting students with mental health problems
  • Training for academic staff to raise awareness and encourage commitment to inclusive teaching, learning and assessment
  • Overcoming the boundaries between HEIs and NHS provision

Emma Thomas, Chief Executive,Young Minds (invited)


Case Study: Creating And Developing A Student Mental Health Strategy To Enable Students To Thrive And Realise Their Potential
  • Involving staff and students at every stage and linking appropriately to the Staff Mental Health Strategy
  • Rethinking mental health provision and adopting a whole system approach that will address prevention, self-care, early intervention and support for those experiencing problems
  • Introducing the SAMHS service (Student Access to Mental Health Services) to respond to the growth in demand and to streamline student access to support
  • Offering an inclusive and supportive learning community for students that has positive mental health embedded in university life
  • Regularly reviewing support services including waiting times and student satisfa

Jen Wotherspoon, Assistant Registrar: Student Progress and Deputy Director of Student Services, University of York (invited)


Questions and Answers Session
Lunch and Networking
Case Study: Using Student Data To Identify Struggling Students And Provide Them With Support Services
  • Pulling together disparate data to identify red flags to trigger an early warning alert and a meeting with a student support professional
  • Preventing student suicide by making more struggling students known to support services
  • Introducing learning analytics systems to pull together data and establish which students are at risk of failing or dropping out and rolling out a new national learning analytics system
  • Understanding how existing technology can help improve student mental health
  • Building a proper evidence base to inform the predictors and patterns used to establish an early alert system

Mark Ames, Director of Student Services, University of Bristol (invited)

Case Study: Tackling Hate Crime and Online Harassment Of Students
  • Using HEFCE funding to tackle hate crime and online harassment
  • Getting student feedback to develop training packages and suggest solutions and ideas
  • Developing guidance on effective practice to support online welfare for all students
  • Developing online reporting mechanisms and mapping hate crime and stalking affecting students
  • Working in partnership with national safeguarding organisations to raise awareness of online risk

Dr Cathy Minett-Smith, Associate Dean/Deputy (Student Experience), University of Bedfordshire (invited)


Case Study: Developing A Partnership Approach At Local Level To Assess Needs And To Design And Deliver Services For Students
  • The responsibility of NHS mental health services to make services available to students by embedding mental health support into all areas of student life
  • Providing students with a single experience of care underpinned by shared data to help manage demand for NHS services more effectively and lead to better outcomes
  • Developing local partnerships between universities, NHS trusts and local authorities to develop strategies for policy around mental health for students
  • Addressing the funding gaps in primary care for mental health conditions
  • The role of STPs in improving joined up services

Paul Jenkins, Chief Executive,Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and Chair, Mental Health Network, NHS Confederation (invited)


Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Case Study: Developing A Sexual Violence Strategy to Prevent Occurrences of Sexual Violence and Support Survivors
  • Developing an action plan in response to the UUK taskforce report
  • Gaining commitment from the university’s senior leadership team and with ongoing engagement with our stakeholders, across and beyond the university
  • Ensuring that the support provided to survivors of sexual violence is appropriate, expert and meaningful
  • Creating a safe environment through clear sexual misconduct reporting procedures
  • Measuring the impact through staff and student surveys, monitoring usage of reporting mechanisms and monitoring reports of allegations of harassment, hate crime or gender-based violence

Karen Bush, Head of Equality and Diversity,University of Essex (invited)


Case Study: Designing Learning Spaces That Promote Student Health And Wellbeing
  • Using building design to address connection and interaction issues
  • Investing in student centres to create a campus “living room”
  • Creating spaces with no distractions for thinking and creativity
  • Getting the balance right between individual, supported, private study and social learning
  • Creating spaces where students have private areas but also opportunities to be part of a community

Kelly Hamilton, Deputy Director, Student Services,University of Birmingham (invited)

Questions and Answers Session
Chair’s Summary and Close

*Programme subject to change


Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work in the higher education sector.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

Sponsorship and Exhibition

We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers across the Higher Education sector
 Meet your target audience in the Sector
 Listen and Learn from leading industry experts across the Sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email [email protected] 

Prices and Discount

Public Sector Rate:

  1.    £379
  2.    £349
  3. + £319

Private Sector Rate:

  1.    £550
  2. + £520

Voluntary Sector Rate:

  1.    £299
  2. + £269

Event Documentation: *If you can’t attend the event you can purchase the event documentation

Electronic – £99 Printed – £99

Group bookings: If you would like to make a group booking of 5 or more please call 0330 058 4285 to find out if we can offer any more discount.

*All prices are excluding VAT

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

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