Our purpose

Removing barriers to student successAMOSSHE promotes the development and sharing of good practice within Student Services in the UK higher education sector at a national level. Our members contribute their time and expertise to benefit the whole community, and ultimately, the experiences of students.

Here's how AMOSSHE supports the work of our members:

  • Sharing good practice and expertise through member discussions and networking.
  • Developing members' skills and strategy through events and conferences.
  • Promoting and representing our members' interests by working closely with influential sector groups and policy makers.
  • Adding to sector research and sharing good practice recommendations by funding member-led projects that support and enable the work of the Student Services sector.
  • Keeping members up to date with news and developments through policy briefings and updates.
  • Creating a space for national, regional and special interest discussions.
  • Widening members' experience horizons through international engagement and exchanges.

AMOSSHE strategy (opens in a new window)

AMOSSHE strategy 2019 to 2024

Here's AMOSSHE's strategy for 2019 to 2024. The strategy was developed by the AMOSSHE Executive Committee in consultation with our membership. The strategy includes a statement of our organisation's values, mission, guiding principles, and strategic priorities (PDF 2 MB).

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AMOSSHE representation

AMOSSHE members, and Executive Committee members in particular, together with the AMOSSHE National Office staff, represent Student Services on several national project steering and advisory groups.

Here are some of the groups to which AMOSSHE contributes / has contributed:

  • Alcohol Impact Advisory Board
  • Alliance for Student-led Wellbeing
  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Stakeholder Forum / Operations Group
  • Disabled Students Allowance Quality Assurance Group (DSA-QAG)
  • Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) project supporting staff and students who are experiencing mental health difficulties
  • Equality Challenge Unit ECU Sector Bodies Equality Forum
  • Higher Education Bursaries and Scholarship Scheme (HEBSS)
  • National Student Crime Group
  • ProtectED Advisory Board
  • Student Engagement Partnership Steering Group
  • Student Loans Company (SLC) Disabled Student Stakeholder Group (DSSG)
  • Student Loans Company (SLC) Student Finance Stakeholders Operations Group
  • Student Loans Company (SLC) Vulnerable Students Stakeholder Group
  • Student Relaunch Advisory Board
  • Unipol Student Homes and Accommodation for Students (AfS)
  • Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) Health and Safety Group
  • Universities UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Higher Education Consumer Protection Law Advice response group
  • Universities UK / GuildHE Accredited Code of Practice for the Management of Student
  • Residences Governance Board
  • Universities UK / GuildHE Working Group on Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education
  • Universities UK Prevent Advisory Group
  • Universities UK Violence, Harassment and Hate Crime Taskforce

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Find feedback from sector meetings AMOSSHE has attended

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AMOSSHE, The Student Services Organisation is a UK non-profit professional association. Company registration number 4778650.
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