Category Archives: Staff Development

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in Hospitals

Monday 4th July 2016 at Hallam Conference Centre in London

The Government recently announced on March 11th 2016 the new Safeguarding Statutory Guidance “Safeguarding means protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect, while at the same time making sure that the adult’s wellbeing is promoted including, where appropriate, having regard to their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs in deciding on any action. This must recognise that adults sometimes have complex interpersonal relationships and may be ambivalent, unclear or unrealistic about their personal circumstances.” Care and support statutory guidance, Department of Health 11th March 2016 Continue reading Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in Hospitals

WHY Active Universities are essential to UK’s Sporting Future


The conference and associated pre and post event debates will seek to ensure all attendees are up skilled in understanding and capitalising on these opportunities. The conference will not only work to highlight the financial benefits of increased and sustained participation in sport, but will also seek to provide a platform to greater understand the new ways of ensuring the long-term financial stability of the sector. The conference will seek to detail the varying investments being made across Local Government on infrastructure and regeneration projects related to creating environments where active travel, active communities and population health improvements are the highest priority. The conference and the pre and post conference online debate, aims to ensure greater collaboration and continuous communication on all the pressing issues related to investing in increasing activity and improving general population health across the country.

Cost £225.00 (+VAT?)

Teaching Excellence Framework: Raising Quality Standards

14th July 2016, Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester

In late 2015 the Government published its Higher Education Green Paper “Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice”, which constitutes the biggest changes to higher education in a generation. The aim is to introduce a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) to reshape the higher education landscape and ensure students are at its heart.  Continue reading Teaching Excellence Framework: Raising Quality Standards

Creative Connections: Evaluating community arts and health interventions – Re-scheduled date: Wednesday 20th April 2016

Further to the postponement of the above Lunchtime Research Seminar originally scheduled for the 16th March 2016, please find attached an updated flyer for the 20th April 2016. 

To register please email: by Noon on Wednesday 13th April 2016 to ensure catering arrangements to be organised. Creative Connections Flyer – 20th April 2016


ECRs and ERCs: RKE forum feedback

Thank you to everyone who attended the RKE forum yesterday.  We were very happy to hear so many experiences and suggestions on how to support Early Career Researchers and Early Research Careers.

Thanks especially to our panel of ECRs and ERCs:

We’ll be taking on board all the comments and suggestions received at the forum.  If you couldn’t attend and would like to offer any suggestions, please contact Nick Williamson .

The next RKE forum will focus on sustainability and is planned for 22nd July.