The Universities Safety and Health Association (USHA) promotes safety and health in higher education ensuring the wellbeing of university staff, students and visitors.
It produces statistical analysis of the sector’s H&S performance, runs events seminars and conferences, and publishes professional standards and guidance documents.
USHA leads the way with consultation and lobbying on national policies on the world stage, and offers members a community of support, knowledge sharing and networking.
The USHA Autumn Seminar is taking place on the 25th September in York.
The focus is on TRAINING and sessions will include how to blend face to face and e-learning, the pros and cons of developing your own e-learning strategy, first-hand experience of developing a training needs analysis, how you engage the disengaged, and a practical session on how to deliver training.
The day's key note speaker is the internationally renowned Clive Shepherd who specialises in business communications. He has won a prize for his course Ten Ways to Avoid Death by PowerPoint. Clive speaks regularly at major international conferences and was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the training industry at the World of Learning Conference in 2004 and is a past Chair of the eLearning Network.
The venue is conveniently sited right next door to the York railway station. Trains from London's Kings Cross take just 1 hour 50 minutes; from Manchester 1 hour 15 minutes; from Birmingham 2 hours 9 minutes and from Edinburgh 2 hours 28 minutes.
Bookings have now closed for delegates and exhibitors
To find out more about the programme go to www.training.usha-seminar.org.uk
After time served with HSE, Allan moved in to the HE sector, firstly Newcastle University, then University of Sunderland and finally Durham University.
As an USHA member for the last 27 years he has been instrumental in supporting a number of key initiatives including HASNET and work on the Auditing Specialist Group with Hasmap. He recently led the strategic planning initiative setting the Associations objectives for the next four years.
Those who have worked with Allan through USHA Central , the North East USHA Regional group or as part of his team have come to appreciate his style, calibre and sense of humour. He is succeeded by Vice Chair Gary Wood from the University of Huddersfield who takes over as Acting Chair til the 2015 AGM.
There was a record turnout for the 2014 Fire Seminar held in the Business Centre at Portsmouth University.
65 delegates came from across the UK and the event was supported by 18 companies exhibiting. The event looked at fire safety in student accommodation and keynote speakers included David Crowder BRE Global Director and Brian Martin from the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Here is a full report on the seminar
The Seminar photographs have been kindly provided by the USHA Specialist Fire Group Secretary Lloyd Morgan - click here to view
New beginnings at the USHA Annual Conference
USHAs 42nd Spring Conference at the Watford Hilton Hotel heralded the start for a number of things:
Click here to see all the photos from conference: