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Additional Sessions

Within the programme for UHR 2019 we have an exciting selection of additional sessions available to delegates. These sessions are delivered by experts in industry and have limited spaces available. 

Please note that these sessions are not available to delegates with a day delegate ticket or to exhibitors. Once these sessions hit capacity we will operate a waiting list for the additional sessions. 

Please see full session synopses in the table below. 

Additional Sessions

Speakers and Synopses

Afternoon Tea (pre-booked only)

Wednesday 22 May, 17:00 – 18:00

Afternoon tea and drinks included

Leading the Cultural Revolution - Learn the Secret of Cultural Transformation utilising New Learning Techniques

Kindly sponsored by Notion Ltd

Dominic Ashley-Timms, Managing Director, Notion Ltd

In this interactive session, participants will:
● Explore how to overcome the different cultures and motivational drivers that exist within different groups within the university:
● See a simple way to address the challenge of bringing about organisational change:
● Discover how to get both academic and professional service staff to change their behaviour:
Learn how to increase engagement, productivity and performance levels:
See specific case studies from several different organisations (including our work with several Universities):
● Gain insights from recent research into the role and effectiveness that a blended approach to learning has to play (a white paper will be shared with all participants): and 
● Derive insights as to the next steps that they can take in discussion with colleagues.

...as well as having fun and enjoying an afternoon tea with Prosecco.

Business Breakfast (pre-booked only)

Wednesday 22 May, 07:45 – 09:00


Breakfast and breakfast drinks included

Senior remuneration: is there still more work to do?

Kindly sponsored and delivered by Korn Ferry

Peter Smith, Senior Client Partner and Julie Alderdice, Associate Client Partner, Korn Ferry


Universities have been subject to much criticism and considerable change on senior pay in the past year.  Both the scrutiny and the change are likely to continue.  At the same time, competitive pressures and Brexit make recruitment and retention of senior talent increasingly challenging. We will:

  • Briefly review the context, including the requirements of the CUC and OFS and practice in other sectors.
  • Summarise the response of universities on remuneration governance, drawing on: analysis of 2018 financial statements and remuneration reports; our annual survey of universities; and our consulting experience in the sector.
  • Identify trends and possible further developments in remuneration policy and practice for executive teams, professors and senior managers.
  • Explore the impact on remuneration committees and the support provided for them by HR Directors and their teams.

Legal Breakfast (pre-booked only)

Thursday 23 May, 07:45 – 08:55


Breakfast and breakfast drinks included

How HR colleagues can best support and influence management and communications in potential crisis management situations

Kindly Sponsored by Farrer & Co

Kathleen Heycock, Partner and Robert Lewis, Associate, Farrer & Co


Case study on how HR colleagues can best support and influence management and communications in potential crisis management situations.  This session dives straight in with a composite case study based on real employee relations cases involving incidents between students, staff and visitors to the university on which Farrers have advised. 

Delegates will be put into a group representing either HR, Management or Communications and will be asked to react and advise as the case study develops and additional HR, regulatory and other internal and external complicating factors are introduced.  At strategic points, Farrers will call “Time Out” to analyse the decision-making process and what risks and options are available.   This is one of our most popular and hands-on training sessions giving HR professionals an insight into the wider organisational priorities in fast moving, potentially high profile, staff incidents.

Please note that these sessions are subject to last minute changes due to speaker alterations. 

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