- Amy Norton, Senior HE Policy Adviser, Office for Students
- Sarah d’Ambrumenil, Head of Office of Student Conduct, Complaints & Appeals, University of Cambridge
- Claire Slater, Head of Student Support and Manager, Sexual Violence Liaison Officers, Keele University
- Dr. Diane Atherton-Blenkiron, Student Safeguarding Project Officer, Keele Students' Union
- David Malpas, Director of Student Affairs, Middlesex University London
- Mark Sutton, Chair, Association of University Chief Security Officers
- Victoria Frost, Head of Residential Life, LSE
- Revd Dr Paul Fitzpatrick (Chair), Coordinating Chaplain & Research Hub Leader: Radicalisation & Grooming, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Universities have a duty to keep their students safe. To do this, they must keep up with the changing face of crime, with reports of sexual violence, online harassment and hate crime on the rise in UK universities. Ensuring student safety requires a culture change across institutions and effective partnerships with the police and other local partners.
Join Westminster Briefing on Thursday 17 May for an up-to-date brief of the national landscape of student safety and and to explore how your institution can develop its strategy to improve student safety. You will join a leading panel of experts to discuss the next steps and hear about good practice currently underway.
Key Issues to be Addressed:
- Overview of the national landscape and recent initiatives
- Countering the rise in sexual violence, hate crime and online harassment
- Extremism and radicalisation: fulfilling your obligations under the Prevent duty
- Embedding an institution-wide approach to safety
- The key role of students’ unions in improving student safety
- Changing the culture of your institution to encourage reporting and support students
- Good practice case studies and models of success
About the Day:
Delegates in the morning session will explore the latest trends and challenges in student and campus safety. This is the ideal opportunity to explore some of the strategic issues your organisation faces, and how to overcome them.
The afternoon session will focus on good practice currently underway across the country. Case studies of improving student safety and effective partnership working will be shared, for delegates to take back and implement in their own setting.
Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.
The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.
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Who Should Attend?
Delegates will be drawn from those who have responsibility for and are involved with student and campus safety, including: university security teams; wellbeing managers; the police; local authorities; student unions; student services & anyone else with an interest in preventing extremism.