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Partnership SIG: Partnership in Professional Services - Speakers and Agenda announced

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When: 23rd November 2022

Where: University of Portsmouth, UK

Cost: free

Registration: register here

This free workshop will facilitate discussions and activities to begin the conversation in engaging our students’ in our professional services, to create an ethos of partnership and enhance our practice collaboratively. This free event is open to both students and staff, and we also welcome groups from institutions and your students’ unions to attend to reflect on developing practice.

Speakers for the event have now been announced:

Ayoola Johnson is the Academic Representation Officer at the University of Portsmouth Students’ Union, where he leads on all academic representation and student voice opportunities. Ayoola has piloted the University’s first Peer Mentoring Programme and has a great interest in student engagement in skills development to students’ sense of belonging.

Tom Lowe is a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education at the University of Portsmouth, where his research includes student engagement in development of education, embedding employability into the curriculum and belonging. Tom is also the Chair of RAISE and previously led the University of Winchester Student Fellows Scheme.

Alice Parker is the Alumni Engagement Officer at the University of Winchester. Previously Alice developed and led the student-staff partnership initiative within the University’s Careers & Opportunities Hub during COVID-19 whilst completing her PGCert Student Engagement in Higher Education focusing, focusing on student-staff partnership in employability services.

The agenda for the day has also been revealed, and can be viewed below.

Partnership SIG_Partnership in Professional Services Agenda
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.The event will be in person only but slides will be available after. For staff arriving the night before to the event, the University of Portsmouth will be organising an informal networking social the evening before.

For any questions about the event, please email


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