USHA Autumn Seminar 2016
The USHA Autumn Seminar is taking place on Tuesday 11th October at the Barbican in London.
The seminar's theme of 'supporting staff who support students' with mental wellbeing issues is breaking into areas that have yet to be explored in detail and that have a significant impact across the higher education sector.
The seminar is partnered with the student services organisation AMOSSHE and supported by UUK.
This event has attracted some top calibre speakers including :
- Norman Lamb MP - Chair of the Cross Party Committee on Mental Health
- Dr Ruth Caleb - Chair of Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education
- Paul Farmer - Chief Executive of MIND
- Sir Anthony Seldon - Vice Chancellor University of Buckingham
Further venue visitor information - www.barbican.org.uk
USHA has been a leading contributor to the Higher Education sector ‘Health, Safety and Wellbeing Strategy’ 2016 – 2020
The strategy, which has just been published, is the collaboration of the sectors key stakeholders including UUK,AUDE, HEOPs, AURPO UHR and UCEA.
USHA’s guidance on ‘Leadership and Management of Health and Safety’ and ‘Health and Safety in Fieldwork’ have been noted as important outputs in the sector.
The new strategy focuses on 3 priority themes to aid sector level support for member Institutions for health, safety and wellbeing in the next four years: culture, competence and collaboration.
USHA Fire Group Seminar 2016
The 2016 USHA Fire Group Seminar took place at East Sussex National at Uckfield. There was 100 in attendance with the event being sponsored by Evac+Chair. Members voted in the new Chair of the Group Margaret Glendenning from the University of Cambridge. Here are the conference presentations and photos:
USHA Spring Seminar 2016
Over a hundred attended the 2016 Spring Conference held at the Hilton Hotel in Belfast. Delegates heard from a variety of speakers focusing on the theme of ‘pushing the boundaries: is health and safety the first or last piece of the jigsaw. They included Nicola Dandridge from UUK, Chris Kemp of the BBC, Dr Ryan Copeland International SOS and Keith Morrison HSE Northern Ireland. The 2016 chosen charity was the Cancer Research Trust linked to Queens University Belfast
USHA Estates Seminar 2016