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Conference Exhibition & Sponsorship

Training and Development: Morning Sessions

By gemmacampuslife 01 Dec 2018

The following sessions are being held on Tuesday 9th April from 10:15am


Legal Update / Q&A session.
Hilary Crook
Hatch Legal
Red 3

This session will provide a summary of recent legislation and case law applicable to student accommodation, followed by the opportunity for delegates to put their questions to a legal expert.


Is Your Total Brilliance Being Held Back by Your Inner Critic?
Mel Loizou,
Fish Climb Trees Limited.
Blue 3 

Do you ever have times when you want to do something outside your comfort zone but there is a little voice inside your head giving you all the reasons why you shouldn’t or couldn’t do it? That’s your inner critic (IC) at work. Your IC who is fully conversant with all your limiting beliefs and will use any opportunity to remind you of them and hold you back from being totally awesome. If you’re interested in learning more about your IC and strategies to manage your relationship, then this session is for you. Interactive, fun and just a little bit weird this workshop will help you become even more brilliant than you already are. This session is aimed at: delegates who are interested in learning more about themselves and what can hold them back from being courageous and brave.


Run – Hide – Tell.
Reaction to an active shooter or terrorist situation.
Mark Thake, Ex-military hostile environment security adviser.
Yellow 3 

This session is aimed at Public guidance in case of a firearms and weapons attack. The National Counter Terrorism Policing has launched a short public information film which sets out practical steps that can be taken to stay safe in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack. Recent events in the UK and abroad remind us all of the terrorist threat we face, which in the UK is considered as ‘SEVERE’, meaning an attack is highly likely. Police and security agencies are working tirelessly to protect the public, but it is also important that communities remain vigilant and aware of how to protect themselves if the need arises.


Social media: I’ll let you in on a secret…
Jordan Meates
Sheffield Hallam University
Pink 3

You can love it or hate it, but never ignore it! Whatever your views, it is now widely established that the phenomenon of social media is thriving and here to stay.

Social media now forms an essential part of everyday life, from social interaction and information seeking, to the expression of opinions and entertainment, our students utilise social media for a wide variety of purposes. What’s more, the current ‘Generation Z’ are the most tech-savvy to date, characteristically different from previous generations, and have markedly contrasting media consumption habits to their predecessors. When viewed holistically this begs an obvious question, how do we effectively engage with the students not just of today, but of tomorrow?

Throughout this interactive workshop session, we will explore how students utilise social media at present, and discover the secrets behind how Sheffield Hallam University Accommodation Services engage with students via Campuslife’s Browzer platform. Delegates will have the opportunity to work together in small groups to consider their own organisational approaches to student engagement, identify the challenges of social media today, and delve into the future as we unpick and predict the changing landscape of the phenomenon.


Understanding Unconscious Bias.
Laurence Harvey,
Laurence Harvey Training.
Orange 3

Identify the 4 ways in which our personal disliked (prejudices) can affect the treatment (our behaviour) of others. Understand which of these 4 elements is acceptable. This session will identify your own prejudices; recognise how prejudice affects behaviour and check that you are behaving fairly.