Webinars spring term 2020

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.

Our webinars run on Microsoft Teams and you can join using Desktop and Mobile devices. You can download teams for Android, the Apple store, and Desktop (PC and Mac)

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.


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.


Extenuating circumstances

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.


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.

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SU futures

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.

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Developments in assessment and feedback

Friday 6 March 10-10.45am

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.

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Employability and Entrepreneurship

Friday 13 March 10-10.45am

These are major agendas, but encompass major debates about how to deliver these agendas for students and whether they should form a part of the curriculum. This webinar looks at frameworks from AdvanceHE to identify policy issues SUs should be feeding into.

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The finances of your institution

Friday 20 March 10-10.45am

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.

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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.

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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.

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