This term we’re running webinars on a Friday morning, and we use MS Teams which allows you to join on a PC, tablet or mobile. We also record them and post them up a few hours after each one.
Links to join will appear on this page, as will recordings after each webinar.
NOTE we will be scheduling additional webinars on student protection plans, OfS’ student engagement strategy, and (subject level) TEF as and when we know the dates of publication of related reviews/strategies.
Where are we with Access and Participation?
Friday 31 January 10-10.45am
OfS has published a new report into APPs. This webinar will update on the OfS findings and give you an overview of the involvement that SUs are having in the agenda, and SU projects that are being funded by universities to help deliver the plans.
- So did universities build student engagement into access and participation plans?
- Access and participation data dashboard
Harassment and sexual misconduct
Friday 7 February 10-10.45am
This webinar will introduce the consultation from OfS on harassment and sexual misconduct, explore some of the implications for universities and SUs and give you a chance to consider your response as an SU into the consultation.
- Consultation on harassment and sexual misconduct in higher education
- How to respond to the OfS consultation on harassment and sexual misconduct
- Nine big issues for reviews of harassment procedures
Friday 14 February 10-10.45am
The Office of the Independent Adjudicator is running a consultation on its approach to “requests for special consideration”, better known as “extenuating circumstances” or “mitigating circumstances”. This webinar looks at the issues it is covering and things for SUs to think about when responding to the consultation.
- OIA Discussion paper: Requests for special consideration
- How to respond to OIA’s extenuating circumstances consultation
Ten ways to improve institution-level student representation
Friday 21 February 10-10.45am
Lots of SUs are looking to improve their student representation/partnership work at institutional level. This webinar gathers up examples of work across the sector and identifies ten approaches/components that SUs have been implementing.
Friday 28 February 10-10.45am
Lots of SUs had strategic plans running to 2020 and lots of SUs are busy creating their new strategic plans. This webinar will summarise the SUFutures work that has been running to look at some of the big strategic issues facing SUs in the next decade.
Developments in assessment and feedback
Plenty of SUs have been working with their university to explore ways in which they might improve their NSS performance on Assessment and Feedback. This webinar will explore work across the sector and identify approaches SUs might argue for in their university.
Employability and Entrepreneurship – postponed
Instead: Covid-19 – what’s happening?
Friday 13 March 10-10.45am
We’ll round up what we’ve been hearing – but also give you a chance to share key discussions and questions with others under “Chatham House Rules”. It would be great if every SU could put someone on the call. Here’s the link to join.
Covid-19 assessment arrangements
Friday 20 March 9.30am to 10.30am
We’re doing a quick conference call on assessment during Covid-19. We figure it would be very helpful to share (and discuss) what everyone’s universities are doing on assessment. Has your university, for example, adopted the “no-detriment” approach being widely circulated? What is happening for more practical courses?
It would be very helpful if every SU could put someone on the call . We’ll circulate notes later in the day.
The finances of your institution
Tuesday 31st March at 2pm
Lobbying for more money from your uni? David Kernohan from Team Wonkhe will have the latest data release from HESA, and will show you where to look for detail on your university’s finances – and the questions to ask internally if the HESA data doesn’t capture your question.
Reviewing the NSS
Friday 27 March 10am
A major review of the National Student Survey has launched. This webinar will look at what could be changing, the major issues for universities and SUs, and things to think about when feeding into the consultation.
Issues facing Disabled Students
Friday 3 April 10am
There’s a new national Disabled Students’ Commission which is focussing on areas where universities are not compliant with the Equality Act. This webinar will summarise the key issues and give SUs a chance to consider where they might lobby for change.