Spring Conferences 2017
Location: Holiday Inn, Manchester City Centre, 25 Aytoun St, Manchester M1 3AE
Location: Holiday Inn, Regents Park
When students are not with us: supporting disabled students on placement, research and field trips or their year abroad. Methods, security and the use of assistive technology
It is widely recognised that hands-on experience and structured workplace learning provides students with the opportunity to integrate practical experience with nationally recognised qualifications. Disabled students and those with certain health conditions or those who are neurodiverse may need certain support and/or assistive technology to enable them to make the most of their studies and training. Many universities are developing policy documents to help guide staff and students about inclusive teaching and reasonable adjustments when the student is studying at university. However, procedures necessarily vary when the students are not at university and also vary with the alternative circumstances where students study.
This leaves many questions which we aim to address during these day conferences: what policies do universities have concerning placements? what about study abroad? what about field trips? what about research work? Is VOIP (voice over internet protocol) a secure way of supporting students?
We have invited a range of speakers who have a range of really useful experiences when supporting disabled students away from the university. We are pleased to let you know that Bettina Rigg from Veale Wasbrough Vizards has agreed to open the day by setting out the legal situation which applied when we are supporting students away from the university. Other speakers will cover how they have determined methods and procedures to support disabled students. These will include Karl Wall from the UCL Institute of Education who has a great deal of experience supporting international disabled MA and PhD students on research trips in their home countries. Lynn Clouder and Joanne Opie from Coventry University will discuss their research-based study on supporting Health and Social Care students on placement and EA Draffan and Abi James from Southampton University will discuss their findings with regard to supporting students using assistive and other technologies.
|09:15 – 9:45||Registration & Welcome Drinks|
|09:45 – 10:00||Welcome and Introduction – Paddy Turner|
|10:00 – 10:45||Where does the buck stop? Legal aspects of supporting disabled students when away from their university – Bettina Rigg, Partner at Veale Wasbrough Vizards specialising in Higher Education, Further Education and Employment|
|10:45 – 11:00||Refreshments|
|11.00 – 12:00||Supporting disabled MA and PhD students on research – Karl Wall – UCL Institute of Education|
|12:00 – 13:00||Supporting Health and Social Care students on placement – Prof. Lynn Clouder in London and Dr. Joanne Opie in Manchester|
|14:00 – 15:00||Technology to help you keep in touch – Dr Abi James in Manchester and EA Draffan in London|
|15:15 – 15:50||Workshop – Discussing guidelines and policies – field trips, research trips and placements
Introduction by Elaine Shillcock (Manchester) and Karen Robson (London)
|15:50 – 16:00||Closing remarks – Paddy Turner|
Please note that there may be minor changes to the timetable – these will be updated on the website as they occur.
Early bird rate finished on the 11th March 2017
Members/Affiliates – normal rate – £195
Non-members – normal rate – £215
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