The future of student life and services

AMOSSHE hosts a series of strategy and policy discussions called AMOSSHE Futures (previously Future of Student Life and Services). Each session brings together participants from leading sector bodies and AMOSSHE members. Every meeting has a policy theme, considering the practical implementations of policy drivers for Student Services. Before each event, AMOSSHE members are invited to contribute motions for discussion, which are then explored through roundtable discussion.

Following each AMOSSHE Futures event, AMOSSHE publishes a discussion paper outlining some of the main arguments debated and the range of views on them. We hope this is will provide a way to engage members and the wider sector in discussion about student services with written outputs that will be of wide interest.


Here are the AMOSSHE Futures publications. Each link opens in a new window.

  • 23 May 2014: Unintended consequences? What impact do league tables have on student services and the student experience?
  • 9 May 2014: Segregated in prayer: has the model of separate Muslim prayer facilities on campus had its day?
  • 13 February 2014: Sponsor silence: is it time for higher education providers to stop complaining about Tier 4. This meeting was chaired by Ben Lewis, AMOSSHE Chair and Director, Student Support & Wellbeing at Cardiff University. Participants included representatives from UUK (Universities UK), the National Union of Students (NUS), and representatives of four AMOSSHE member organisations.
  • 30 May 2013: Are students always fit to study? (PDF, 39 KB). This meeting was chaired by Ben Lewis, AMOSSHE Chair. Participants included representatives from the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), the National Association of Student Money Advisers (NASMA), Student ReLaunch, Eversheds and Randstad, as well as AMOSSHE members.
  • 17 April 2013: Are students customers? (PDF, 41 KB). This breafkast meeting was chaired by Liz Bromley, Registrar & Secretary at Goldsmith's, University of London. Participants included representatives from the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA), the National Union of Students (NUS), and the 1994 Group, as well as AMOSSHE members.
  • 22 June 2012: The future of Student Services lies in private provision (PDF, 169 KB). This breakfast meeting was chaired by Alex Bols, Executive Director of the 1994 Group. Participants included representatives from the HEFCE, BPP, Randstad, Regent's College, the Russell Group, and, of course, AMOSSHE membership.

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