USHA Spring Conference 25th - 27th April 2018 Exeter

Theme: ‘Without Health and Safety there is no wellbeing’


 Wellbeing’ is having a significant influence on the higher education sector’s strategic development and is uppermost in the ‘mind' of the sector.

The USHA 2018 Spring Conference will be looking at ‘leadership and behaviours for wellbeing’

The conference will facilitate a wide range of topics on the mental and physical aspects of both safety and health leadership and behaviours.


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Professor Dame Carol Black DBE Principal of Newnham Cambridge will be presenting the opening address looking at the health of the University working population.


Conference keynote presentations will cover :

  • Securing leadership and engagement in wellbeing within safety and health in UK University's
  • Looking at the changing world of health surveillance
  • Hearing more about recovery, rehabilitation and positive attitudes
  • Looking at the health work toolbox and the wellbeing suppport route

2018 will see an improved social programme with the opportunity to join in fun activities on and off site, free time to discover more about the area , tuck in to a sumptuous Devon cream tea as well as enjoy two networking dinners.

More details and booking applications will be available shortly.


USHA Fire Group Seminar 24th - 25th May 2018 

The event is taking place at St Georges Park , Burton Upon Trent ( between Birmingham and Derby) - home of the England Football training ground. 

More details will follow shortly


USHA Estates Group Seminar 10th - 11th July 2018   Nottingham

Theme: Safety Assurance

More details will follow shortly.




Non USHA events

 AUCSO Resilience Course October 2017 

19 - 20 October 2017 The Maxwell Building, University of Salford, Manchester

The theme is ‘Introduction to resilence in higher education course’

The course is aimed at staff with responsibilities for planning for and responding to emergencies and business continuity in the HE or FE sectors. 

Here are the full programme details and prices.    

ISTR Autumn Symposium

14-15 November 2017, Pendulum Hotel, Manchester

Bookings are now open.

Education Without Borders

22nd November 2017 Lancashire County Cricket Club Manchester

The theme is ‘Student and Staff Overseas in a High Risk World’

USHA Members get a FREE Delegate Pass when they register via the website and bring along a colleague

Once you register you will be contacted directly for the second delegate details.

PLUS the early bird has been extended

Here are the full programme details and prices.




USHA organises several conferences throughout the year.

The aim of USHA conferences are to establish:

  • networking and information sharing
  • dissemination of best practice
  • celebrate successes
  • launch new initiatives
  • consult with the membership
  • debate and discuss issues impacting the sector

USHA has an established history of successful conference events, providing a first class programme of speakers and covering a wide range of current issues.


All USHA events are for Members only. 

Members who wish to host or facilitate a conference or training seminar on behalf of USHA should in the first instance contact the Executive Officer Lynda Couch-Smith  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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