USHA Spring Conference 25th - 27th April 2018 Exeter

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

Venue : Mercure Rougemont Hotel Exeter 

For Conference details see BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN


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 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.

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 to follow 

USHA Estates Group Seminar 10th - 11th July 2018  

Jubilee Conference Centre University of Nottingham

Theme: Safety Assurance

More details to follow

USHA HASMAP Training Days.

There are two dates:

  • 6th March 2018 at Coventry University -  NOW FULL 
  • 27th March 2018 at University of Leeds - PLACES AVAILABLE

Places are limited to 20 for each session and due to demand booking is on a first come first served basis

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Non USHA events

AMOSSHE - "My" Student Services - 02 March 2018

AMOSSHE, The Student Services Organisation, is hosting a continuing professional development day about how Student Services can more effectively engage students from different racial, cultural and minority groups, so that these students feel comfortable and included when accessing services.

"My" Student Services: making services accessible for all students takes place on 02 March 2018 at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow.

Consider how to design your services to account for competing equalities priorities, and how to recognise and correct unconscious biases that impact your initiatives and staff attitudes. Workshop leaders at the event include:

Marianne Lemond (Student Experience and Equalities Manager) and Jo Tomlinson (Counselling and Wellbeing Manager, University of Brighton) exploring unconscious bias training for professional and academic staff, and students.

Jess Moody (Senior Policy Adviser, Equality Challenge Unit) discussing how to ensure that students of different faiths and cultures feel comfortable accessing your services, and feel that services are safe spaces for them.

Rotimi Akinsete (Director of Wellbeing, University of Surrey) exploring how to identify student groups who are not accessing services, the conscious or unconscious barriers that deter them, and designing more inclusive and engaging services.

Find out more and book your place here: “My” Student Services.




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. 

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