Campus communications challenges - managing in the age of Brexit and social media

About this Event

Campus communications challenges – managing in the age of Brexit and social media on Friday 25 November is UCEA’s annual conference which brings together the sector’s HR and communications specialists to examine shared communications challenges surrounding sector-specific issues.

This year’s conference takes place against a background of ongoing change. From an HR perspective these range from changes to pensions contributions and benefits to pay, reward and employment issues whilst from a wider perspective UK HE institutions face increased uncertainty relating to Brexit. Against this backdrop employers are faced with new challenges from staff and stakeholders using social media platforms to express their views of employment matters.

The conference will be chaired by Professor Nick Petford, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Northampton and Chair of UCEA’s Communications Strategy Working Group.

The programme boasts a range of excellent case study presentations which include:

·         Social media specialist Julie Bishop of Jobhop on Social media for universities: The good, the bad and the ugly

·         Andrew Fisher, Director of Communications and Commercial Services and Gregor Jones, Digital Communications Officer (Social Media) at NHS Employers on Meeting the social media challenge, junior doctors’ pay and #LoveOurEUStaff

·         Rob Read, Head of Communications at SOAS summarising the challenges of campus communications, past and present

·         De Montfort University presenting on Brexit in HE


Additional conference details and booking places

For more details on the Campus communications challenges – managing in the age of Brexit and social media conference on Friday 25 November, and to book places visit the UCEA website. A timed programme will be available shortly.

The UCEA member attendee price for this conference is £259 per place, or book two places for £419. This is to encourage HR and communications specialists to attend together to prepare their HE institutions for the challenges and changes that lie ahead.

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