AMOSSHE events

Here are the currently scheduled AMOSSHE events.

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    • 23 March 2017
    • 09:30 - 16:00
    • Jurys Inn Birmingham

    Supporting trans studentsSupporting trans students

    This continuing professional development event explores how Student Services can better support trans students to achieve their academic potential. Update your understanding of the unique challenges faced by the trans community, review sector guidance and recommendations, and discuss policy and good practice with Student Services peers.

    Location, time and price

    This one day event takes place at the Jurys Inn Birmingham. Registration opens at 09:30.

    Here are the delegate prices (which include lunch):

    • AMOSSHE named member - £155 (log in to access this rate)
    • Member colleague (non-member, but an employee of an AMOSSHE member organisation) - £170
    • Non-member (individuals, not-for-profit organisations and higher education providers not associated with AMOSSHE) - £200
    • Corporate - £240

    You don’t need to pay VAT for AMOSSHE events. Before booking, please read our booking terms and conditions.

    Programme and speakers

    This practical day features these confirmed sessions:
    • Ellen Pugh (Policy Programme Manager, Equality Challenge Unit) gives an overview of the Equality Challenge Unit’s recently revised and updated guidance for staff in higher education institutions across the UK and colleges in Scotland about improving experiences for trans students and staff.
    • Kit Heyam (Postgraduate Research Student, University of Leeds) leads a workshop about trans and non-binary identities, outlining the challenges that higher education students may face, and providing the opportunity for you to become comfortable with terminology, concerns and areas to address.
    • Nic Streatfield (AMOSSHE Executive Member and Head of Student Services, York St John University) leads a workshop about implementing good practice to support trans students in a Student Services context. This is an opportunity to learn from peer institutions, and explore strategy, practical measures, and effective communication with institutional colleagues and stakeholders.
    • 27 April 2017
    • 09:30 - 16:00
    • Woburn House, London

    Understanding cultural differencesUnderstanding cultural differences to start dialogue and build bridges

    This workshop for Student Services professionals explores how ideas of culture, social identity, power / privilege dynamics, unconscious bias and intercultural conflict influence your relationships with your students and institutional colleagues. The current political climate in the UK and abroad has highlighted deep societal divisions about race, gender, class and religious identities. This event highlights ways to start dialogues and build bridges.

    Booking for this event opens soon!

    The day provides professional development and also training for trainers, including a resource guide with information about how to conduct similar sessions within your organisation. The structure of the day is highly interactive and requires participants to take an active role, which could at times be uncomfortable.

    Taking part in the workshop will help you to:

    • Understand the concept of intercultural competency.
    • Discuss and analyse your own social identity and explore your cultural background stories.
    • Recognise emotional triggers when discussing intercultural issues.
    • Recognise stereotypes and assumptions.
    • Identify intercultural issues that may impact how you interact with students and colleagues.
    • Become familiar with Milton Bennet’s spectrum of Intercultural Sensitivity and how it relates to your own life experience, as well as several other theoretical frames. 
    • Discuss issues of power, privilege and oppression.
    • Create a personal action plan with attainable goals.

    Location, time and price

    This one day event takes place in the Tavistock Room at Woburn House in London, close to Euston and King's Cross St Pancras railway stations.

    Workshop leader

    The workshop is led by Sarah Napoli. Sarah has been teaching for 15 years and conducting training / workshops on social justice / intercultural competency for the past 10 years. Currently she is the acting assistant head of Goodricke College at the University of York. She holds two MA degrees in social justice in intercultural relations and applied human rights. She has worked in higher education for the past decade and has held positions in the USA in service learning, diversity, and disability services. Her work uses various arts-based techniques to discuss social issues, and she has a long history of using theatre and hip hop as tools to discuss social change. Sarah also acts as a consultant for several NGOs and non-profit organisations. She has worked all over the USA and in several international contexts, including Japan, Guatemala, throughout Europe, and Canada.

    • 12 May 2017
    • 09:30 - 16:00
    • Marriott Hotel City Centre, Liverpool

    Lead onLead on: develop your Student Services leadership skills

    This event for Student Services professionals is an opportunity to develop your expertise for taking on the challenges of leadership and management - whether that means increasing responsibilities, managing change, or aspiring to the next level of your career supporting student success. 

    Booking for this event opens soon!

    “True leaders don’t create followers - they create more leaders” (J Sakiya Sandifer): this one day event aims to help you become the kind of Student Services leader you aspire to be.

    Location, time and price

    This one day event takes place at the Marriott Hotel City Centre in Liverpool.

    • 05 July 2017
    • 07 July 2017
    • Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton

    360 degree thinking360 degree thinking: AMOSSHE national conference 2017

    360 degree thinking: leadership / collaboration / innovation is the AMOSSHE national conference 2017. The conference takes a 360 degree approach to Student Services, taking in perspectives from all angles to drive student success – encompassing inspiring leadership, effective collaboration and innovative practice.

    360 degree thinking aims to consider the holistic, global student experience, and how Student Services can foster academic and personal success through:

    • Inspiring leadership strategies that enable every student to succeed in their own way, to the best of their abilities.
    • Effective strategic collaboration with students, institutional colleagues and external stakeholders to develop understanding, promote inclusion and create opportunities.
    • Innovative practice to engage and support students to be rounded individuals with wide-ranging potential and horizons.

    Find out more about the call for session proposals.

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Past events

17 February 2017 Engaging communities
25 November 2016 Tackling gender-based violence
AMOSSHE, The Student Services Organisation is a UK non-profit professional association. Company registration number 4778650.
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