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AHUA Spring Conference 2023

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View an ‘at a glance’ version of the programme here.

For enquiries about the conference or your booking, please contact ahua@yourvision-events.com

Message from Gavin Hunter, Chief Operating Officer at University of Winchester and host of the Spring Conference:

I am delighted to invite you to register for the AHUA’s Spring Conference 2023, hosted by the University of Winchester, from 17 to 18 April. Attending an AHUA conference is an excellent opportunity to hear from expert speakers, make new contacts and meet up with old friends.

Click here to be taken to the booking website and sign up for the Early Bird package before 28 February. The final deadline for bookings is 31 March. The conference programme, comprising a mix of plenary and break out sessions, will cover key topics including recruiting and retaining staff, the future of transnational education, HE landscape in other UK countries, and responding to media perceptions of ‘wokeness’ in the sector. High profile speakers will include Professor Sarah Greer and Vivienne Stern.

We have also re-introduced our popular personal development sessions. These will focus on building culture and how to challenge people who seek to undermine it, resilient leadership and supporting others to be resilient, and developing your career beyond the current role.

The conference will take place in Winchester’s brand new learning and teaching facility at West Downs. This contemporarily designed building includes a host of sustainable features and incorporates a 250-seat auditorium, art gallery, café, food hall, shop, library and social learning areas.

Overnight accommodation will be available at one of two comfortable hotels in the city centre, the Mercure Wessex Winchester and the Winchester Royal. Rooms can be booked via the conference website when you register.

The conference dinner on Monday night will take place at the stunning Bombay Sapphire Distillery, a short drive from Winchester, where we will enjoy a meal sourced from local produce and learn more about the history of this stunning building. Transfers from the two delegate hotels will be provided to and from the conference dinner.

The AHUA is committed to making its events as sustainable as possible so this year all delegate items have been carefully sourced to be environmentally friendly and the conference brochure will be on a user-friendly Event App rather than in print.

I do hope you can join us for what will be a really stimulating and enjoyable event. I very much look forward to welcoming you to Winchester in April.

Best wishes,

Gavin Hunter, Chief Operating Officer
University of Winchester