Training Events for National Code Members
The ANUK / Unipol National Codes and Unipol Training are working together to develop training events that address the requirements of the National Codes. These events will support members of the National Codes, equipping their team with the required knowledge and skills to maintain compliant and well-run accommodation. The events are themed in line with the content of the Codes, and are aimed are either introductory for new staff, or more in depth where extra detail is needed.
Details of upcoming and new courses will be placed here, and they can be booked via the Unipol Training website. Members of the National Codes are automatically members of the Friends of Unipol Training scheme and are entitled to discounted rates.
If you cannot attend a specified date, please register your interest for future courses by emailing [email protected] or calling 0115 205 3404
Joint Codes Conference
The Joint Codes Conference was created 14 years ago to bring together educational and private providers to identify their shared interests and learn together, but also to encourage collaboration in the interests of students, and that goal continues to be relevant today.
Engaging with and Delivering for Students - The 14th Annual Joint Codes Conference
Venue: The Exchange, 3 Centenary Square, Birmingham B1 2DR
Date: Thursday 23rd November 2023
Time: 9.30am - 4.00pm
9.30 - 10.00 Arrival and Coffee
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome and introduction - Paddy Jackman, Chief Executive (Unipol Student Homes) and Mark Swales, Independent Chair (UUK/GuildHE ACoP Governance Board)
10.15 – 10.45 Opening Keynote - Simon Bray (Director of Campus Services, University of Birmingham)
10.45 – 11.30 The current state of the PBSA market and how we deliver to our students - Sarah Jones, Partner, Student Accommodation Practice (Cushman and Wakefield)
11.30 - 11.40 Coffee
11.40 – 12.10 Roundtable Discussion - State of the Market - Delegates will have the opportunity to reflect on the national and their local student housing markets and what this means for the student experience and access to higher education
12.10 - 12.15 Roundup of roundtable discussions
12.15 - 12.45 UUK/GuildHE & Educational Code Reviews 2023 - Fay Sherrington (Edge Hill University & Independent Chair, UUK/GuildHE ACoP Sector Advisory Group) and Simon Kemp, National Codes Administrator (Unipol Student Homes)
12.45 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.15 Panel Discussion: How should the Codes engage and interact with students?
Chloe Field, Vice-President Higher Education, National Union of StudentsOliver Harrison, Director of Content and Co-Founder, CampuslifeAmy Church, Head of Customer Experience, University of BirminghamIzzy Russell, Student Living Officer, University of Bristol Students' UnionVictoria Tolmie-Loverseed, Assistant Chief Executive - Standards, Unipol Student Homes (Panel Chair)
14.15 - 14.45 Ten Cities Rent SurveyThe Ten Cities Rent Survey looked at PBSA rents key university cities across the UK over two years, assessing changes to rent levels, factors increasing rents and the impact of market dynamics on prices. The report, published by Unipol Student Homes and the Higher Education Policy Institute, will be presented
Jess Carrier, National Codes Co-ordinator (Unipol Student Homes)
14.45 - 15.00 Coffee
15.00 - 15.45 Panel Discussion – Ten Cities Rent Survey
Robin Walsh, Head of Residential Services, Bournemouth University and Deputy Chair, UUK/Guild HE ACoP (Panel Chair)Chike Dike, President, Bournemouth UniversitySilke Dent, Group Operations Manager, KexgillPaddy Jackman, Chief Executive, Unipol Student HomesIzzy Russell, Student Living Officer, University of Bristol Students' UnionAlan Baird, Operations Director, Student Castle
15.45 - 16.00 Wrap up and Close (Mark Swales and Paddy Jackman)