Inspiring stories at 360 degree thinking

The AMOSSHE national conference 360 degree thinking: leadership / collaboration / innovation is all set to be an inspiring showcase for how Student Services leaders can really make a difference. Our keynote speakers Wes Streeting MP and Ben Smith are joining us to share their insights into how one person can make a huge impact.

Wes-StreetingWes Streeting was elected as the Labour MP for Ilford North at the 2015 general election. Having grown up on a council estate to become the first person in his family to go to university, Wes is passionate about improving access to education. He has worked on an anti-bullying campaign with schools across Britain, and run a national charity to support people from under-privileged backgrounds to get to university. Wes is a former President of the National Union of Students. Wes joins us at 360 degree thinking on Thursday 6 July.

Ben-SmithIn 2015 Ben Smith ran 401 marathons in 401 days around the UK to raise £250,000 for Kidscape and Stonewall, charities dedicated to tackling bullying in our society. Ben challenged himself to run the same distance as from London to Sydney to overcome the mental health issues, homophobia and bullying he had experienced in his life. His achievement has inspired others to do things they never thought were possible. Ben and The 401 Challenge team have received awards for this inspiring project, including the Regional and National Pride of Britain Fundraiser of the Year Award 2016, the Power of Light Award 2016 from the Cabinet Office and Prime Minister Theresa May, and the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Helen Rollason Award 2016. Ben joins us at 360 degree thinking on Friday 7 July.

Wes and Ben, along with our other keynote speakers Nicola Dandridge and Lee Elliot Major, will enhance our programme of AMOSSHE member- and sector-led sessions exploring all angles to drive student success – encompassing inspiring leadership, effective collaboration and innovative practice. Find out more about the conference programme: 360 degree thinking: leadership / collaboration / innovation.

360 degree thinking takes place from 5 to 7 July 2017 at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, UK. This event is the key annual professional development and networking opportunity for UK Student Services leaders, so don’t miss the opportunity to be there! Booking closes next week – Wednesday 26 April.

Book your place here: 360 degree thinking.


Get a 360 degree view

360-logo-web-transp-bgYou can now book your place to join AMOSSHE down on the seafront in Brighton for three days of leading edge expertise-sharing by Student Services leaders from around the world. 360 degree thinking: leadership / collaboration / innovation, the AMOSSHE national conference 2017, takes a 360 degree approach to Student Services, with perspectives from all angles to drive student success.

The conference opens with keynote presentations from higher education sector leading lights Lee Elliot Major and Nicola Dandridge.


Lee Elliot Major

Lee Elliot Major is Chief Executive of the Sutton Trust, the UK’s leading foundation improving social mobility through education. The Trust improves education opportunities for non-privileged young people through its programmes, and influences government policy through its independent research and advocacy work. Lee commissioned and co-authored the Sutton Trust / Education Endowment Foundation toolkit for schools, and is an adviser to the Office for Fair Access.


Nicola Dandridge

Nicola Dandridge is Chief Executive of Universities UK. Universities UK is the voice of universities, helping to maintain the world-leading strength of the UK university sector. Nicola is responsible for the leadership and management of Universities UK. She was previously Chief Executive of the Equality Challenge Unit, and practiced law in both England and Scotland.

It’s worth booking early to make the most of 360 degree thinking! As a residential delegate you can secure a discounted early bird rate, and also sign up to take a sunset flight on British Airways i360, the world’s tallest moving observation tower!

360 degree thinking takes place from 5 to 7 July 2017 at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, UK. Find out more and book your place: 360 degree thinking.


British Airways i360

Thinking ahead

bulletin-winter-2017-coverIt’s been a busy winter for AMOSSHE, with preparations underway for our national conference, 360 degree thinking, which takes place in July. We’ve also got a host of other AMOSSHE continuing professional development events lined up for the spring.

Our winter bulletin includes details of these, plus find out about the Student Services projects AMOSSHE is funding this year, and catch up on the outcomes of our most recent event, which discussed how Student Services can tackle gender-based violence in higher education.

Read the bulletin online here: Winter bulletin 2017.