Students Matter Conference

This lively conference, which was held on 17th April 2018 at the University of Plymouth, was aimed primarily at staff (academic and professional services) in the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences (FHSS) and Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (previously PUPSMD). It was also attended by a number of clinical colleagues and students, which helped to create an atmosphere of inter-collegiate learning and networking. Together, we achieved the aim of enhancing student support through increasing staff awareness of facilities in the two Faculties and wider University, and engaging in inter-professional discussion.

The programme comprised local and national guest speakers, including:

Professor Julian Chaudhuri
Deputy VC: Education and Student Experience, University of Plymouth

Dr Connie Wiskin
Senior Lecturer, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham

Claire Oldfield
Student Appeals Office Manager, University of Plymouth

Dr Hiu Lam
Associate Postgraduate Dean (Professional Support), Health Education England; National Academy for Clinical Teachers (NACT) 

A range of concurrent workshops ran on the topics of:

  • Personal Tutoring and Pastoral Support
  • Fitness to Practise
  • Supporting Students with Special Needs
  • Schwartz Center Rounds

Stands demonstrating some of the student support facilities available at the University of Plymouth included:

  • Chaplaincy
  • Disability Services
  • Diverse Learners
  • English Language Centre
  • Learning Development
  • PALS
  • UPSU Advice Team
Resources from the day can be seen below.