Localism: Trick or Treat?
Monday 29 October 2012 11:30 - Tuesday 30 October 2012 13:30
The Palace Hotel, Manchester
The government’s localism agenda has far-reaching consequences for students, the communities in which they live and the services they rely upon. This brings with it both exciting opportunities and difficult challenges. How can we address student welfare issues like housing, mental health and financial hardship by engaging with the communities in which our institutions sit?
This year’s zone conference will aim to develop your understanding of localism and what it means for student welfare, as well as to think critically and innovatively about how to approach complex issues such as local service provision, community planning and hate crime. There will also be the opportunity to see a range of speakers and an exciting panel debate, as well as being the first to hear the findings of this year’s Accommodation Costs Survey which will be launched at the event.
Workshops are planned to cater for a range of levels of understanding so there will be something suitable for everyone - from those who are new to their roles to those who want to build on and use their existing knowledge. There will also be sessions in each time slot which will be suitable for FE delegates and those from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
As the conference title suggests, we will be having Hallowe’en themed entertainment in the evening so please remember to bring a costume.
We hope that you will be able to join us and look forward to seeing you there!
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