AMOSSHE events

Here are the currently scheduled AMOSSHE events.

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Members only

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

    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. 

    “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 “F3S” to secure your room.

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

    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.

    Programme and speakers

    Here are the confirmed sessions at the event:

    Time Session
    09:30 Registration and refreshments
    10:00 Keynote: Selena Bolingbroke
    Selena (Lead for External Engagement and Strategic Development, Goldsmiths University of London) discusses the challenges and opportunities of senior leadership in higher education, providing insights into adapting your leadership style to suit different institutional cultures, effective influencing and persuasion, and the importance of achieving a good work / life balance as you take on more responsibilities and accountability.
    10:45 Developing your career opportunities
    Gin Bhandal (Principal – Higher Education, Berwick Partners) discusses how to work effectively with recruitment consultants to find career opportunities tailored to your skills and ambitions. Learn how to promote yourself and build useful relationships to develop your career.
    11:15 Break
    11:30 Being a change leader in higher education
    (John Hemingway, Director of ICT, University of Hull)
    Some say that ‘business as usual’ ended in higher education in 2010. Change is now an essential part of life in any UK university. The volume of change seems to be increasing, as does the complexity. This workshop will explore some of the elements inherent in dealing with change, and will invite you to reflect on your own responses to change and provide some practical tools, tips and techniques that you can take away.
    Leading with integrity
    (Paula Harrison Woods, Acting Director of Student Administration and Support and Head of Student Services, University of Liverpool, and Yvonne Turnbull, Head of Student Advice and Wellbeing, Liverpool John Moores University)
    This session will encourage you to consider a range of scenarios that face us as leaders, and to think about how to respond with integrity when there are multiple challenges and demands. You’ll discuss what leading with integrity means, how we can demonstrate living out our own values as leaders, and how this impacts on those we work with.
    13:00 Lunch
    13:45 Repeat of workshop sessions
    15:15 Keynote: Stephen McAuliffe
    Former AMOSSHE Executive member Stephen (Academic Registrar, University of Birmingham) discusses the skills you need to progress as a leader, based on his own career journey. Stephen explores how institutional politics impacts on your effectiveness in senior Student Services roles, and what you can do about it, while also giving insights into adapting your experience to new challenges and deciding when to move on to new opportunities.
    16:00 Finish


    • 05 July 2017
    • 07 July 2017
    • Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    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

27 April 2017 Understanding cultural differences
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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