AMOSSHE events

Here are the currently scheduled AMOSSHE events.

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Members only

    • 27 April 2017
    • 09:30 - 16:00
    • Woburn House, London

    Understanding cultural differencesUnderstanding cultural differences to start dialogue and build bridges

    This workshop for Student Services professionals explores how ideas of culture, social identity, power / privilege dynamics, unconscious bias and intercultural conflict influence your relationships with your students and institutional colleagues. The current political climate in the UK and abroad has highlighted deep societal divisions about race, gender, class and religious identities. This event highlights ways to start dialogues and build bridges.

    The day provides professional development and also training for trainers, including a resource guide with information about how to conduct similar sessions within your organisation. The structure of the day is highly interactive and requires participants to take an active role, which could at times be uncomfortable.

    Taking part in the workshop will help you to:

    • Understand the concept of intercultural competency.
    • Discuss and analyse your own social identity and explore your cultural background stories.
    • Recognise emotional triggers when discussing intercultural issues.
    • Recognise stereotypes and assumptions.
    • Identify intercultural issues that may impact how you interact with students and colleagues.
    • Become familiar with Milton Bennet’s spectrum of Intercultural Sensitivity and how it relates to your own life experience, as well as several other theoretical frames. 
    • Discuss issues of power, privilege and oppression.
    • Create a personal action plan with attainable goals.

    Location, time and price

    This one day event takes place in the Tavistock Room at Woburn House in London, close to Euston and King's Cross St Pancras railway stations. Registration opens at 09:30.

    Here are the delegate prices (which include lunch):

    • AMOSSHE named member - £155 (log in to access this rate)
    • Member colleague (non-member, but an employee of an AMOSSHE member organisation) - £170
    • Non-member (individuals, not-for-profit organisations and higher education providers not associated with AMOSSHE) - £200
    • Corporate - £240

    You don’t need to pay VAT for AMOSSHE events. Before booking, please read our booking terms and conditions.

    Workshop leader

    The workshop is led by Sarah Napoli. Sarah has been teaching for 15 years and conducting training / workshops on social justice / intercultural competency for the past 10 years. Currently she is the acting assistant head of Goodricke College at the University of York. She holds two MA degrees in social justice in intercultural relations and applied human rights. She has worked in higher education for the past decade and has held positions in the USA in service learning, diversity, and disability services. Her work uses various arts-based techniques to discuss social issues, and she has a long history of using theatre and hip hop as tools to discuss social change. Sarah also acts as a consultant for several NGOs and non-profit organisations. She has worked all over the USA and in several international contexts, including Japan, Guatemala, throughout Europe, and Canada.


    • 12 May 2017
    • 09:30 - 16:00
    • Marriott Hotel City Centre, Liverpool
    Registration is closed

    Lead onLead on: develop your Student Services leadership skills

    This event for Student Services professionals is an opportunity to develop your expertise for taking on the challenges of leadership and management - whether that means increasing responsibilities, managing change, or aspiring to the next level of your career supporting student success. 

     Booking for this event opens 30 March 

    “True leaders don’t create followers - they create more leaders” (J Sakiya Sandifer): this one day event aims to help you become the kind of Student Services leader you aspire to be.

    Location, time and price

    This one day event takes place at the Marriott Hotel City Centre in Liverpool.

    If you want to stay in the hotel the night before the event, you can get a preferential room rate of £80 bed and breakfast. Call +44 (0)151 476 8000 and quote “AMOSSHE” to secure your room.

    Registration opens at 09:30, and the first session starts at 10:00.

    • 05 July 2017
    • 07 July 2017
    • Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton

    360 degree thinking360 degree thinking: AMOSSHE national conference 2017

    360 degree thinking: leadership / collaboration / innovation is the AMOSSHE national conference 2017. The conference takes a 360 degree approach to Student Services, taking in perspectives from all angles to drive student success – encompassing inspiring leadership, effective collaboration and innovative practice. 

    Find out about the programme, speakers, venue and more: 360 degree thinking.


    You can choose to attend the conference as a residential delegate or non-residential day delegate:

    Residential   Non-residential

    Residential places are for all three days of the conference, including accommodation for two nights at the conference venue with all meals, and all evening events. Get early bird discounts until 6 April.

    Book your residential place here:

    Residential booking


    Non-residential day places include lunch and refreshments only. You can attend the gala dinner on 6 July for an extra charge. If you choose not to book a residential place, AMOSSHE can't arrange accommodation for you.

    Book your non-residential place here:

    Non-residential booking

    If you want to stay at the Hilton Brighton Metropole the nights before or after the conference, find the best prices here: If you’ve also booked a residential place, please email Mary at with your dates, and we’ll make sure you’re in the same hotel room for your entire stay.


    The cost of the conference depends on whether the delegate is associated with AMOSSHE. Early bird discounts are available until 6 April.

    AMOSSHE named member
    AMOSSHE member colleague  Corporate
    (early bird rate until 6 April)
    £587  £689   £850 
    (full price)
    £643 £750 £999 £831
    Three days non-residential
    £444  £520  £650 £576
    Wednesday only
    £133 £163 £250 £194
    Thursday only £240 £281 £370 £316
    Friday only £133 £163 £250 £194

    Non-residental delegates can attend the gala dinner on Thursday 6 July for an extra charge of £55.

    You don't need to pay VAT for AMOSSHE events. Before booking, please read our booking terms and conditions.

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Past events

23 March 2017 Supporting trans students
17 February 2017 Engaging communities
25 November 2016 Tackling gender-based violence
AMOSSHE, The Student Services Organisation is a UK non-profit professional association. Company registration number 4778650.
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