Academic Registry Conference 2019

  The Academic Registry will hold its support staff conference on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 in Reg Vardy, room 405 

Could staff please aim to arrive for registration by 9:15am

Space will be available for staff to eat a packed lunch 12:00-13:00pm

• To develop employee motivation, positive thinking and personal commitment to positive change in the workplace
• To promote interaction and communication and help teams work more effectively across the academic registry
• To understand the future vision for the academic registry
• To attend a development session to increase skills and awareness across the academic registry





9:00 - 9:30

Registration & Refreshments

9:30 – 9:50 

Welcome & future vision– Iain Rowan

9:50 – 10:20

Ice breaker 

10:20 – 10:40

Ice breaker results & Refreshments

10:40 – 11:40

Development session 1

11:40 – 12:00

Interactive session 1 - This will involve a picture round, anagrams & short quiz

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch (please bring your own) Refreshments will be provided

13:00 – 14:00  

Development session 2

14:00 – 15:00

Interactive session 2 - Problem solving case studies, challenging individuals to be innovative and flexible

15:00 - 16:00 

Registry updates & Interactive session 1 & 2 results

Development sessions – Staff to choose 2 sessions from 4

Please click here to choose your development session options

The Sensitive Encounter 

This session is a blend of discussion and case studies which explores how you might encounter student mental health issues in your roles, and what appropriate responses might be. This will include pathways to refer, immediate actions to take, knowing the limits of what you can – and should – do, and more.

Facilitator: Iain Rowan

Making Improvements Fun

Naomi Blayney, the University’s Continuous Improvement Manager, will show you some handy techniques to help you look at your work differently and how some simple changes can help you work more effectively. The session will be practical and fun.

Facilitator: Naomi Blayney

Digital Pursuits & Digital Creation

Play the game Digital Pursuits. How many cards can you collect? The game will help you to explore and discuss your practical digital capabilities. The session will also demonstrate how you can use various digital creation tools within your working environment.

Facilitator: Garry Storer

Increase your Self Confidence & Calm your overthinking

In this 60 minute confidence building session you’re going to discover how to Increase your personal motivation, live with more passion, purpose and power, so that you feel life ain’t such a drag all the time and you’re enthusiastic about getting out of bed on a morning. 

Facilitator: Luke John Harrison -

Please note that each of the sessions hold a maximum of 20, therefore they will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. If you don’t register any preferences you will be randomly allocated.