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The Universities Safety and Health Association (USHA) promotes safety and health in higher education ensuring the wellbeing of university staff, students and visitors.

It produces statistical analysis of the sector’s H&S performance, runs events seminars and conferences, and publishes professional standards and guidance documents.

USHA leads the way with consultation and lobbying on national policies on the world stage, and offers members a community of support, knowledge sharing and networking.

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Conference Programme   


Autumn Seminar 11th October

Mental Wellbeing Awareness: Supporting Staff Supporting Students

Bookings are open for the USHA Autumn Seminar taking place on Tuesday 11th October at the Barbican in London.

The seminar's theme of 'supporting staff who support students' with mental wellbeing issues is breaking into areas that have yet to be exploredin detail and that have a significant impact across the higher education sector.

The seminar is partnered with the student services organisation AMOSSHE and supported by UUK.

This event has attracted some top calibre speakers including :

  • Norman Lamb MP - Chair of the Cross Party Committee on Mental Health
  • Dr Ruth Caleb - Chair of Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education
  • Paul Farmer - Chief Executive of MIND
  • Sir Anthony Seldon - Vice Chancellor University of Buckingham

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Full Programme Details

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Accommodation and Travel Info

Further venue visitor information - www.barbican.org.uk


USHA 'Preferred Delegate Pass'

education without borders

We have some great news for our Members. USHA has negotiated 'Preferred Delegate' Status for 'Education without Borders 2016' The Higher Education Sector's Travel Risk Event.

'Education without Borders' is now in its second year, having been hugely successful in 2015. It is the first conference aimed at sharing best practice and furthering travel risk mitigation and emergency response within Higher Education's international activities. A big thank you has come from the organiser for our support in last years event and specifically to two of our Members, Melanie Boucher at LSE and Angus Clarke of USHA and St Andrews for their presentations.

As you can see from the line up of expert speakers, which includes Health & Safety professionals from both Oxford and Harvard Universities, Health & Safety stakeholders are front and centre of both the programme and the delegation.

usha preferred delegate pass

Please follow the link below to register at the 'Preferred Delegate' rate of £399 + VAT and explore the line up of speakers, networking events and free take aways.

The event will be held at the Royal College of Physicians on Regents Park in London on the 15th November 2016, places are being reserved quickly so do register early.

http://www.educationwithoutborders.co.uk/delegate-register/

 


USHA Spring Conference & AGM 2017

This will be on the 25- 27th April at the Hilton Leeds City Hotel - hosted by USHA and the University of Leeds.

The overall conference theme is: 'wake up to the new health & safety culture - the reality check'

We will be looking at the changing landscape of Health and Safety and asking can we be more flexible and adaptable?

The spotlight will be on: overseas partnerships, agile working, an aging workforce, smarter working, efficiencies to grow and we'll look at the way we deliver a service - should it be a central or faculty resource?

Bookings will open for this event in the autumn.

 


 

USHA organises several conferences throughout the year.

The aim of USHA conferences are to establish:

  • networking and information sharing
  • dissemination of best practice
  • celebrate successes
  • launch new initiatives
  • consult with the membership
  • debate and discuss issues impacting the sector

USHA has an established history of successful conference events, providing a first class programme of speakers and covering a wide range of current issues.

Past Conferences

Year Location Topic
2002 Kent The Life Cycle of Risk from Cradle to Grave
2002 Manchester Revitalising - have you signed up? HSE have!
2003 Strathclyde Risk Management Benefit to Insurance
2003 Sheffield Sport Safety
2004 Dublin Safety & Corporate Criminal Accountatbility
2004 Huddersfield Legislative Review
2005 Brighton & Sussex Self Reliance
2005 Lincoln Regulation to Self Regulation
2006 Dundee Distilling Value from Legal Mash
2006 London Fire and Flu
2007 Coventry In Search of Wellbeing
2007 Newcastle Sensible Risk
2008 London Building a Safer and Healthier Way
2008 Cambridge On the Edge
2009 Cardiff Health, Safety and Wellbeing Management Systems in Practice.
2009 Belfast Event Safety Management
2010 Manchester Training, Learning and Competence
2011 Derby ‘Courtroom Drama’ Health & Safety Legislation
2011 RGS, London Safety in Fieldwork - a big adventure, a safe journey
2012 Bristol Spring Conference + 40th Anniversary celebrations
2012 Belton Woods Hotel - Grantham, Lincolnshire Reflections on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order
2012 Natural History Museum, London Managing Health and Safety In Research
2013 Royal Institute of British Architecture, London MRC & USHA 'Laboratory Design' - Download presentations
2013 Grosvenor Hilton Hotel, Glasgow The Changing World of Health and Safety - living in challenging times - Download presentations - Download photos
2013 Manchester Conference Centre Fire Seminar: Human Factors and The Higher Education Build Environment - View presentations and photos
2013 Birmingham University Safety in Building Design - View presentations
2014 Hilton Hotel, Watford

Doing more with less: adapting to the changing needs of Higher education - Download presentations - Download photos

2014 Royal York Hotel, York

Confident Competencies - Download presentations - Download photos

2015 Highcliff Marriott Hotel, Bournemouth

Securing a Healthier Future - Download presentations - Download photos

2015 The Pendulum Hotel, Manchester

Leadership and Management of Health and Safety in Higher Education Institutions - the launch of the revised guidance - Download presentations - Download photos

2016 University of Liverpool in London Estates: Health in Construction - Download presentations - Download photos
2016 Hilton Hotel, Belfast Spring Conference: Pushing the boundaries: is health and safety the first or last piece of the jigsaw - Download presentations - Download photos
2016 East Sussex National, Uckfield Focus on Compliance - Download presentations - Download photos

All USHA events are for members only. 

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Conference Sponsorship

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