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Tackling violence, harassment and hate crime

5 Dec 2018, 09:30 - 16:30
Rooms on Regent’s Park
27 Sussex Place
Regent’s Park
London NW1 4RG


Join us at this one-day national conference as we explore the current issues surrounding violence, harassment and hate crime at universities.

The event will consist of plenary lectures and practical and discussion led breakout sessions, including case studies from England, Scotland and Wales, as well as hearing from Student Unions and survivors. Experts will highlight the intricacies of dealing with these issues and you will have an opportunity to explore with colleagues how best to tackle these in your own institution.

Why should you attend?

This event will explore the progress universities have made since Changing the culture: One year on report, with reflections from senior leaders including Directors of Student Services on lessons learnt so far and priorities for the future.

Throughout the day we will examine a range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Cyber bullying
  • Institutional strategies to address sexual misconduct
  • How to use media/communication effectively
  • Creative strategies for tackling race-based harassment
  • Working and engaging with the local community
  • Disclosure and barring service

As Dame Janet Beer says in the foreword to the Changing the culture: One year on report, our universities have a significant role to play in driving cultural change to help combat the pernicious problem of harassment and violence in our society today. This event will equip you with the knowledge and practical tools required to continue to make positive changes within your institution.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Dame Janet Beer, UUK President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool (Chair)
  • Professor Cara Aitchison, President and Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Jayne Aldridge, Chair, AMOSSHE: The Student Services Organisation and Director for the Student Experience, University of Sussex
  • Dr Dan Allen, Head of Stakeholder Engagement and Research, Disclosure and Barring Services
  • Sarah d'Ambrumenil, Head of the Office of Student Conduct, Complaints and Appeals, University of Cambridge
  • Jim Gardner, Chief Executive, Kent Union
  • David Malpas, Director of Student Affairs, Middlesex University
  • Amy Sykes, Wellbeing Manager, Student Support and Wellbeing Division, Cardiff University
  • Fiona Waye, Policy Manager, Universities UK

Who should attend?

This conference will be useful for all university staff who have responsibility for or play a part in the management of student and staff services and wellbeing.

Relevant job titles include:

  • Director/Head of Student Services
  • Director/Head of Human Resources
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer/Manager
  • Head of Student Conduct and Appeals
  • Director/Head of Student Support & Wellbeing
  • Community Liaison Managers/ Community Engagement
  • Director/Head of Student Counselling
  • Director/Head of Student Wellbeing
  • Safeguarding Leads

 Sponsored by

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Events Producer
Universities UK

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK

Nuzhat Fatima

Nuzhat Fatima

Events Assistant
Universities UK

Hazel Kwatia

Hazel Kwatia

Senior Events Officer
Universities UK


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