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Higher Education and Homelessness Conference

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We're in the midst of navigating socio-economic circumstances that pose significant challenges for university students and staff. Perhaps more than ever, universities face a very real risk of the students they support experiencing homelessness.

That's why we're thrilled to be partnering with the Centre for Homelessness Impact to host the Higher Education and Homelessness Conference. The event will meaningfully engage with the issue of homelessness and explore the role that Higher Education plays in ending it.

About this event

This event will explore how homelessness and university intersect in the experience of students applying to, studying within, and graduating from Higher Education.

We'll be joined by specialist speakers to examine the role of Higher Education in supporting those with lived experience of homelessness in policy and practice, seeking to establish solutions that can be taken to support an evidence-based approach to ending homelessness.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Anna Farthing, Executive Director of External Engagement, Arts University Bournemouth
  • John Blake, Director for Fair Access and Participation, Office for Students
  • Nick Hillman, Director, Higher Education Policy Institute
  • Jo Easton, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Unlock
  • Fiona Ellison, Director, Unite Foundation
  • Greg Hurst, Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Centre for Homelessness Impact
  • Patrick Mulrenan, Associate Professor of Learning, University of East London
  • Omar Khan, Director, Transforming Access and Student Outcomes in Higher Education

This event is free to attend and all are welcome. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Visit the Centre for Homelessness Impact's website to find out more about their work.

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