The AMOSSHE national conference is the largest annual gathering of Student Services leaders in the UK higher education sector, and the keystone of AMOSSHE’s continuing professional development offering. Last year, over 240 delegates attended our national conference, representing 118 organisations. For 2017 we’re planning a similar scale event, honed to the needs and interests of Student Services professionals.360 degree thinking aims to consider the holistic, global student experience, and how Student Services can foster academic and personal success through:
The conference team are looking for session proposals that align to one of these themes. For example, you or your colleagues may have undertaken initiatives or research that others can learn from; you may have inspiring success stories to tell; you may have worked with other organisations to successfully overcome a challenge or develop new opportunities for enhancing student success; or there may be challenges that you want to explore in a structured way in order to share good practice and develop new strategies.
The conference takes place between Wednesday 5 July and Friday 7 July 2017 at the Hilton Brighton Metropole in Brighton, England. Find out more here: 360 degree thinking.
360 degree thinking: leadership / collaboration / innovation will feature both interactive workshops and presentation sessions across the three days of the conference. All the sessions must address topics of interest to Student Services professionals, and align to the conference themes of leadership / collaboration / innovation.
There are two session formats that you can propose:
The conference team will do their best to accommodate room seating and presenter support requests where possible.
AMOSSHE welcomes session proposals from AMOSSHE named members, colleagues at AMOSSHE member organisations, other higher or further education providers, not-for-profit education sector organisations, and individuals with expertise to contribute.
AMOSSHE also welcomes session proposals from corporate, for-profit organisations, including AMOSSHE annual and conference supporters. For corporate and for-profit organisations, AMOSSHE charges £650+VAT for each accepted session proposal. If your corporate proposal is accepted, AMOSSHE will send you can invoice and agreement contract.
360 degree thinking needs the imaginative input of AMOSSHE members and the broader sector in order to be truly relevant and productive for Student Services professionals. Your participation shapes the agenda and ensures that the AMOSSHE national conference is relevant, useful, and inspiring.
Leading a workshop or presenting your work at our conference is a good way to explore new ideas, get feedback on your work, develop your professional confidence and standing, and start new discussions.
For corporate organisations, please consider that past AMOSSHE delegates have emphasised the importance of creating effective and meaningful relationships with third party providers, and past supporters have reaped the benefits of building trust and working with AMOSSHE members to develop products and strategies. A hard sell approach is unlikely to engage delegates at an AMOSSHE conference, but conversation, listening, and working together are more likely to build successful and productive client relationships.
If you have an idea for a session proposal, but you’re not sure how to develop it – for example, whether to make it a workshop or presentation, or how to align it to the conference theme – please get in touch!
The 360 degree thinking Executive conference leads Nicole Redman (Director of Student Support, University of East London), Chris Shelley (Director of Student Services, King’s College London) and Helen McNeely (Head of Student Affairs, Queen’s University Belfast) are happy to discuss your ideas and help you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to contact them.
You can submit a proposal as follows:
Please submit your proposal for consideration by 17:00 on Wednesday 15 February 2017.
You will need to provide brief statements about:
AMOSSHE will give you feedback about your proposals no later than Wednesday 1 March 2017.
You can submit as many session proposals for consideration as you like. For each one, please submit a separate form.
The 360 degree thinking team will carefully consider all session proposals, and choose the successful proposals by asking the following questions:
Your session proposal should answer these questions satisfactorily.
The AMOSSHE National Office team will let you know whether your proposal is successful no later than Wednesday 1 March 2017. If you’re successful, the 360 degree thinking team will give you feedback about your proposal, and may make suggestions to further enhance the session. We’ll also discuss and agree with you an advance date for you to send a copy of your completed presentation and any other session materials. These materials will be made available in the members’ area of this website following the conference, unless there are particular issues of confidentiality or inaccuracy that would make this inappropriate.
For corporate and for-profit organisations only, AMOSSHE charges £650+VAT for each accepted session proposal. If your proposal is accepted, AMOSSHE will send you can invoice and agreement contract.
Unfortunately, AMOSSHE can’t contribute to your expenses for this conference.