This event focusing on the Prevent agenda aims to enable institutions to make decisions and develop sound working practices in relation to campus security, academic freedom, free speech and equality rights within the new legal requirements.
The conference on prevent will include:
Understanding the current threat to the UK from violent extremism
Managing external speakers on campus
Working with studentsâ€™ unions
Enhancing understanding of what is expected of institutions
Providing updates on how the sector is currently performing in relation to the new monitoring framework
Examples of good practice within the sector
Writing risk assessments and action plans
Why are we talking about Prevent now?
Since September 2015, all higher education institutions have had a legal obligation to comply with the Prevent statutory duty. The implementation of the duty has created a range of complex issues which require holistic and integrated approaches.
The conference will provide delegates with critical information to enhance policies and procedures and to help them remain compliant with the new legislation.
Delegates will have a unique opportunity to hear from a number of high-level speakers from within the sector, government and external agencies. The day will showcase examples of good practice throughout the sector and provide delegates with practical information to take back to their institutions.
Dusty Amroliwala, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer, University of East London
Ian Creagh, Head of Administration and College Secretary, Kingâ€™s College London
Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive, Universities UK
Debora Green, Head of Student Support and Wellbeing, University of Sheffield
Barbara Halliday, Director of Legal Services, University of Southampton
Yvonne Hawkins, Director (Universities and Colleges), Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
Imam Sheikh Mohammad Ismail, Muslim Chaplain and Community Advisor on Safeguarding, University of Sheffield
Jo Midgley, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience), University of the West of England Bristol
Lauren Conen, Vice-President Education, The Studentsâ€™ Union at UWE
Gem Heywood, Vice-President Societies and Communication, The Students’ Union at UWE
Professor Julius Weinberg, Vice-Chancellor, Kingston University