DASSH Spring 2017 Conference

Date: 12th May 2017

Venue: Bloomsbury Room, Senate House, London

Theme: Managing in a Time of Change

Key Speakers:

  • Dr Diana Beech (HEPI): “The main challenges and opportunities facing UK universities today”
  • Dr David Morris (Wonkhe): “What the TEF is going on? Breaking down the motives, methods and maneuverings around TEF”
  • Professor Jackie Labbe (University of Sheffield): “The Future of Modern Languages”
  • Professor Jane Longmore (Vice Chancellor, University of Chichester): “The HE Trailblazer Apprenticeship programme”

DASSH Residential Conference – 12-13th May 2016 : The Election One Year On

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Date: 12th-13th May 2016

Projected Venue:  Grand Connaught Rooms, Central London

Theme: The Election: One Year On

Key Speakers:

  • Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive Universities UK
  • Professor James Wilsdon
  • Laura Dyer,  Executive Director Arts Council England
  • Chris Millward HEFCE Director (Policy)
  • Policy Futures Round-table

With a focus on policy change and challenges for Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Programme runs from lunchtime to lunchtime  (12-13th May), and includes Conference Dinner with guest speaker Rick Rylance on 12th May.

Members fee £125 (including conference dinner)


DASSH November 2015 Conference – ACCESS and DIVERSITY

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Date: 6th November 2015

Venue: Mary Ward House, Tavistock Place, Central London


Member’s Fee: £45

Non-Member’s Fee: £100

Key Speakers: Mary Curnock Cook (UCAS), Averil Macdonald and Susan Bruce (Gender Equality/Athena Swan), Imran Awan (BCU)

Provisional Programme:

9.30 Registration, refreshments and networking

10.00 Session 1: Mary Curnock Cook (UCAS) – UCAS Update:  Progression and participation for ASSH students (45 minute presentation plus table discussion)

11.15 Break for refreshments

11.45 Session 2: Averil Macdonald and Susan Bruce – Athena Swan (45 minute presentation plus discussion)

13.00 Networking lunch & AGM

14.00 Imran Awan (BCU) –  Prevent: Implications for Humanities and Social Sciences

15.15 Close

Residential Conference – 14-15th May 2015, Northumbria University

We are sorry to announce that due to the low numbers of members registering for the May conference, we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel it. 

We would like to thank everyone again for the various ways through which they agreed to support the event, and we hope that it can be arranged for a future occasion.

We are communicating with all participants to arrange any recompense.

DASSH May 2014 Conference – Shifting Landscapes

The DASSH-UK Annual Conference will take place 15-16th May at Regent’s University London.

The 2014 conference entitled Shifting Landscapes will include talks covering the following topics:

Restructuring academic provision – the strategic and legal issues
Developing a successful enterprise culture among academic staff
Persuading debt-laden students graduating in 2015 that PG studies are worth the investment
Understanding the strategic impact of the removal of the cap on student numbers in 2015/16

The conference dinner will take place on Thursday 15th May.

For the full program and ticket bookings please visit the booking site for booking information.

If you have any questions please contact Sarah Rimmo-Toure by email: rimmotos@lsbu.ac.uk or phone 0207 815 5743.

DASSH Autumn 2013 Conference

DASSH-UK Autumn Conference 2013

1 November, London South Bank University

The 2013 DASSH-UK Autumn conference took place on the 1st November at London South Bank University. Over 50 attendees from universities all across Great Britain participated and listened to presentations by David Sweeney (Director Research, Innovation and Skills at HEFCE), Bahram Bekhradnia (Director Higher Education Policy Institute); Chris Hale (Deputy Director of Policy at Universities UK), Paul Manners (Director National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement) and Rick Muir (Associate Director for Public Services, Institute of Public Policy Research), followed by Q&A sessions and a networking lunch, where attendees had a chance to talk to each other and build on their networks.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you to save the date for the 2014 May two-day conference which will take place on May 15-16 at Regent’s University London. Further information and booking details will follow early in 2014.

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