News and events Training and Events Training and Events All National Code events are facilitated and run through the Unipol Training and Events programme. The main Unipol Training and Events schedule can be found on the Unipol website. Mental Health First Aid Courses Unipol Training and Events will shortly be adding some more scheduled Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses to the website. However, we can also offer this at a discounted rate for in-house training, for a maximum of 12 delegates per session. If this is of interest, please contact [email protected] for more information. Upcoming Events and Training Event Name Synopsis Cost Details The Housing Health and Safety Rating System - A Guide for Managers of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation Brand new for 2021, this two-day training will improve building managers understanding of HHSRS and help them to utilise it to ensure their buildings are free for significant safety hazards. The first day (Wednesday 16th June) is intended to give managers of PBSA developments a solid grounding in the Housing Health and Safety Rating System – why it was created, what aspects it covers and a basic idea of how the ratings are calculated. A brief indication of the proposed reforms to the system would also be covered. This second day (Wednesday 23rd June) is designed to allow PBSA managers to undertake a much more in-depth exploration of what sort of hazards are most common in the type of developments that they operate, which will draw on actual examples of what members of the verification teams have discovered when visiting sites, as well as seek to establish some best practice ideas for undertaking checks of their own buildings. The fee for this event is £160 for normal delegates, and £145 for Friends of Unipol. The fee covers both days of the training, and those who book will be expected to attend both sessions. Dates: Wednesday 16th June 2021 and Wednesday 23rd June 2021 Click here to book The UK Student Accommodation Forum - How are Lettings for 2021-2022 Going This meeting will look at: the disruption of the 2021-2022 letting market the interplay between first year, returning and international students what will happen to lettings over the summer. Industry experts will share their views and give their prognosis on future letting patterns. Free Date: Thursday 10th June Time: 11am - 12pm The UK Student Accommodation Forum - Partnership and Underwrite Arrangements between Universities and Private Providers - Who Bears What Risk? There are differing perspectives from universities and private accommodation providers about how the risks of reduced income and rent refunds were distributed across 2020-2021. In some partnership operations, universities felt they were left holding the baby whereas in other arrangements, private sector partners felt unfairly pressurised to refund rents when academic fee continued to be charged. One thing is for certain, there will be a discussion about who bears what risks going forward in any new deals and things will change. An expert panel will give their views of which way the wind will blow. Free Date: Thursday 24th June Time: 11am - 12pm A link to each UKSAF event will be sent to delegates at 4pm the afternoon before the event. Recordings and notes of previous events can be found on the dedicated UK Student Accommodation Forum section of the Unipol website. IMPORTANT NOTE: UK STUDENT ACCOMMODATION FORUM - PAUSING OVER THE SUMMER The UK Student Accommodation Forum - Partnership and Underwrite Arrangements between Universities and Private Providers - Who Bears What Risk will be the last Forum event of this season and the Forum will return in early September 2021. Unipol would like to thanks all those that have taken part, particularly the speakers who have made their time and expertise freely available. A big thank you to CRM Students, without whose financial support the Forum would not have been possible. Unipol’s training and conferences arm will be back in business from October 2021 with a mixture of on-line and person-to-person events with the balance shifting to the latter in early 2022, all being well.