If you’re new to our webinars we tend to run them on Thursday lunchtimes, 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.
Detail on how to take part will be posted here.
Thursday October 24: 1.00pm
What difference do SUs make?
We’ve published our research on SUs and their value, and in this webinar we’ll take you through the key findings and ways you can use them to boost your SU’s block grant funding
Wednesday 30 October: 10.00am
Hidden costs and student costs campaigns
We’ll review the legal position on hidden costs and fee increases and take you through a decade of SU student costs campaigns.
October 31: 1pm
What happens when the auditors come to your trustee board
Governance expert Nick Smith will lead a discussion on why this meeting of the SU’s Board is massively important- and how you can ensure that you get the most out of the meeting.
November 7: 1pm
What about the postgrads?
Numbers of postgraduate students are climbing, but the Office for Students is firmly undergraduate focused and universities aren’t always great at supporting their postgraduate populations. Ex postgrad union president Sofia Ropek will take you through some key issues for postgraduate students.
November 21: 1pm
What’s keeping your vice chancellor awake at night?
Getting things done means knowing what matters to the decision makers. Drawing on interviews with heads of institutions, Debbie McVitty explores the pressures on university leaders and how they are managing those pressures.
November 28: 1pm
At provider and subject level, the teaching excellence and student outcomes framework is making waves in your institution. David Kernohan explains how it works and how it is changing.
- There’s tension in this TEF review
- Who’s cracking the champers at their TEF4 results?
- The essential elements of TEF
- Dream on dreamer – TEF gets in the way
- Subject level TEF isn’t fit for purpose – but institutional awards could be
- Should we finally admit that TEF doesn’t inform students?
POSTPONED: NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Understanding your university’s accounts
Universities have to have published their financial statements for 2017-18 by now. We’ll take you through the key things to look out for when analysing what’s going on.
December 9: 3pm (NOTE NEW TIME/DATE)
The new student mental health charter
Student minds have published their new charter. Could it be useful to your work in tackling student mental health? We’ll explore.
- The essential guide to the Student Minds University Mental Health Charter (Part 1)
- The essential guide to the Student Minds University Mental Health Charter (Part 2)
- How to improve your university’s student protection plan
- Understanding Subject Level TEF
- Both to follow based on OfS timings