USHA conferences and seminars

USHA has an established history of successful conference events, providing a first class programme of speakers covering a wide range of current issues and providing an opportunity for members to network and share best of practice.

All our events are for USHA Members 

The aim of USHA events is to:

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

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

USHA Fire Conference 2020


Event date 3rd November 2020

The event will be delivered on Teams and you’ll receive an invite in due course. This is a FREE Event

NOTE; You will need to have teams downloaded on your device.

Please share with your local team or University Fire Safety Staff who it may be relevant to.

Conference Speakers

09.00 - 10.00 Private Student Accommodation Compliance - Simon Kemp - UNIPOL

10.30 - 11.30 Approved Document B Updates - Jon Cumberlidge - C3 Design Approvals

12.30 - 13.30 BS9997 Fire Risk Management Systems - BB7

14.00 - 15.00 Setting the Bar, A new competence regime for building a safer future - Neil Eggington, C3 Design Approvals

15.30 - 16.30 Fire Safety Bill - Hannah Eales, Kingsley Napley Law Firm


USHA Spring Conference 2020

USHA Spring Conference

Book your tickets now: 22nd - 23rd April 2020

I am delighted to confirm that registration for the USHA Spring Conference 2020, taking place on the 22nd – 23rd April at the Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre on the University of Birmingham campus, is now open!

Book now

Early Bird full packages are available NOW at a cost of £399 + VAT before Friday 14th February.

After this date the full package will increase to £450 + VAT so book as soon as you can!


Within the programme you will hear from a variety of inspiring and informative keynote speakers, such as Steve Boorman, Katharine Metters and David Thurston. As well as attending sessions you will have the chance to converse with your peers about some current hot topics within the sector... more information will be announced soon!


For those arriving on Tuesday, USHA will be facilitating an additional networking opportunity by reserving a section of a restaurant. Please note, this is completely optional, and the cost of dinner is not included within your package. If you would be interested in attending, please let us know during registration and we’ll be in touch with further information closer to the event dates.

The Conference Dinner will take place at the Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre on 22nd April 2020 to maximise the great facilities onsite.

What’s new for 2020?

This year we are returning to our previous format of the traditional Spring Conference, with the main focus on the essential occupational health and safety services required throughout HE institutions across the UK.

The USHA Annual Conference will provide an excellent opportunity to hear from expert and knowledgeable speakers. It will give you plenty of networking time over the course of the event enabling you to meet up with old friends and make new, meaningful contacts along the way.


Finding your way to the event is easy! Its central location means that the venue is accessible via road, rail and air. For further travel information click here.

Meanwhile, if you have any queries, please feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0161 428 1250.

We hope to see you in Birmingham!

Many thanks,

The USHA Events Team


USHA conference sponsorship

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at an USHA event please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Non USHA events