Past Conferences / Training

Past  conferences, training events and workshops are listed here and you can follow the link for more information. Those conferences marked with a star have presentations available on the members’ area of the website.

September 2017 Workshop*: DSAs ‘Modernisation’: A workshop on issues, good practice and developing effective solutions.  A joint workshop with Pete Quinn Consulting

Annual Conference 2017*: DSA and Non-DSA: A Year of Adaption.

Spring Conferences 2017*: When students are not with us: supporting disabled students when they are studying away from university. Presentations by Bettina Rigg, Dr Karl Wall, Professor Lynn Clouder, Dr Joanne Opie, Dr Abi James and EA Draffan

Heads of Service Event 2017*: Inclusive Course Design and Delivery: Influencing higher education policy and best practice. Presentations by Kjetil Andreas Knarlag, Elinor Jeanetter Olaussen and Professor Sue Rigby

Autumn Conferences 2016*:  Mental Health – Inclusive practice in supporting students and staff in post-compulsory education.
Glasgow Presentations by Eric Medcalf & Sharon Kretschmer, Gavin Douglas, Louise Badderley and Glenys Wilson
London Presentations by Anna Matthews, Christopher Butler & Lydia Pell; Professor Jo Smith, Glenys Wilson, Dr Melanie Thorley and Jess Thom

Annual Conference 2016:

Spring Conference 2016:

International Conference 2015:

Spring Conference 2015:

Autumn Conference 2014:

Annual Conference 2014*:
Presentations by…
Supporting disabled student empowerment towards employment – Mary Clarkson, Tugrul Esendal & Leanne Herbert;
Stammering – a complex disorder – Colin Marsh;
Research in disability practice – Nicola Martin & Deb Viney
Reflections on the co-existence of specific learning difficulties – Anwen Jones
REAL Services to assist with students who identify with Asperger Syndrome
Muscular dystrophy campaign – Mathy Selvakumaran
Managing transition through effective transition and pre-entry support – Nahida Shabbir & Gill Rice
Managing complexity in disability support Dr Val Chapman & Lorraine Weaver
Managing complexity in disability support, the role of the educational psychologist – Karen Jones and Alex Griffiths
Introduction to AI Live – Beth Abbott & Eileen Hopkins
Improving disabled students’ transition to employment – Chris Brill & Ashlee Christoffersen
Emergency medicine procedure as a reasonable adjustment
Complexity in transition, the challenges for the disability practitioner – Brian Lutchmiah & Hannah Futter
Accessibility of e-text, e-books and e-journals – Abi James & EA Draffan
Complexity in SpLD – Elizabeth Hill
A multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with complex students – Rebecca Lewis

Spring Conference 2014:

Autumn Conference 2013*:
Presentations by Student Minds, Lydia Pell, Lesley Bowen & Louise Badderley and Chris Brill

Annual Conference 2013*:
Loughborough University Student Internship – Sharron Sturgess & Preeti Jagdev
Transition in culture, disability and the learner – Brian Lutchmiah
Service users as health care professionals – Kathy Martyn
Mini powertools and apps that rock – Amy Price
Mindset Change – Caroline Carswell
Joining up disability services with other student services – Chris Brill & Freya Douglas
iPad for disabled student study – Patrick Adams
How can educational psychologists smooth the pathways for students with diverse needs – Alex Griffiths & Karen Jones
Disability support in the private HE Sector – Philippa Goldsmith & Rockhill Focho
Catching dyslexia early in higher and further education – Jon Mason & Sue Johnson
Access to Work – John Beasley
A survey of students who have received DSA – NMH support – Deb Viney, Sue Wilkinson, E.A. Draffan

Spring Conference 2013:

Autumn Conferences 2012*: Unreasonable Adjustment in Assessment – have we gone too far?
Presentations by…
The challenges of arranging individual exam arrangements – Ricardo Garcia
Our biggest challenges in implementation of individual arrangements – Jennifer Wotherspoon
OIA Case Studies – Joanne O’Rourke and Tanya Kynaston
JISC TechDis – Dr Simon Ball
A legal perspective – Bettina Rigg

Annual Conference 2012*:
How disabled students look for post graduate careers – My Plus Consulting
DSA Survey presentation – Deb Viney, Sue Wilkinson, E.A. Draffan
The GetAhead Programme – Jo Jones
Raising aspirations to post school education – Deb Viney & Nicola Martin
Youthhealthonline and Youthhealthtalk – Jo Kidd
Keynote Presentation – Bettina Rigg

Spring Conferences 2012*:
Careers Services for students and alumni with disabilities – Annie Dutton & Viki Chinn
Disability in medical education and training – Mark Dexter
Fitness to practice for healthcare – Margaret Gallagher
Making adjustments in the legal workplace – Deborah Dalgleish
Into Teaching – Tony Stevens
Fitness to Practice and disability equality, the legal framework – Bettina Rigg