Keeping it legal at Breaking Boundaries

Breaking Boundaries, the 2016 AMOSSHE national conference, is set to be our biggest conference ever, with 240 delegates over the three days. And we’ll have a truly international mix, with delegates and speakers from New Zealand, Australia, China, Canada, the Republic of Ireland and USA, as well as from all over the UK.


Smita Jamdar

We have a real treat in store for delegates to close the event on Friday 8 July. Our final keynote speaker is Smita Jamdar, Head of Education at Shakespeare Martineau LLP, who will use her legal expertise and wide-ranging knowledge of the higher education sector to help make the most of our potential to develop student success.

Smita is the Relationship Partner for Shakespeare Martineau’s 100 or so education clients. She’s recognised as a leader in the field by both Legal 500, which describes her as “pragmatic and intuitive”, and Chambers & Partners, which says that she has built an enviable reputation for advising on matters such as governance and student-related disputes, and quotes sources as saying: “She is very knowledgeable about the sector, very well informed about the challenges the sector faces, and insightful about how we could change and adapt.”

Smita is a member of the Higher Education Commission and a regular speaker at sector events, having recently spoken at conferences organised by AHUA (Association of Heads of University Administration), LFHE (Leadership Foundation for Higher Education), QAA (Quality Assurance Agency) and others.

She’s a keen tweeter (follow her on @smitajamdar) and blogger (Going Further and Higher).

Find out more about Breaking Boundaries.



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