Session 1

Chair:     Barrie Phillips – All-Wales HE/FE Prevent Coordinator
09.30      Registration
10.00      Welcome and introduction
               Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University | Barrie Phillips – Chairperson
10.10      An HE perspective - Welsh Government
10.30      Compliance with legal responsibilities for universities - Professor Helen Fenwick – Director, Human Rights Centre, Durham University
11.00      Higher Education health check – Freedoms and responsibilities - Michael Levi, Professor of Criminology, Cardiff University
11.10      Overview of the threat of violent extremism locally and nationally - TDCI Steve Hudson – All-Wales Lead, Counter Terrorism Unit
11.30      Q&A
11.45      Refreshments and networking

Session 2: Discussion groups 1- 4 (Pre-selected)


1. Community cohesion – What can we learn from a ‘whole systems’ approach? – Sarah Huws-Davies – Director of Student Services | Cyfarwyddwr Gwasanaethau Myfyrwyr, Swansea University | Prifysgol Abertawe

2. HEIs and SUs: Managing risks associated with events, speakers and publications – Lin Ashby & Becky Roberts, Charity Commission

3. Prevent and the third ‘i’: How can universities get the most out of the agenda? – Dr Matthew Feldman, Co-Director, Centre for Fascist Studies, Teesside University

4. Managing relationships between different groups on campus – Gary Loke, Head of Policy, Equality Challenge Unit

13.00    Lunch and networking 

Session 3: Discussion Groups 5-8 (Pre selected)


5. Building effective relationships between campus security and other departments – Roger Morgan, Chairperson, Association of University Chief Security Officers

6. Muslim chaplaincy: Challenges and opportunities – Dr Mansur Ali, Jameel scholar, Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK; Laura Jones, Muslim chaplain, Cardiff Metropolitan University; Rev Mick Williams, senior chaplain Staffordshire University

7. Models of grooming, recruiting and well-being: Building resilience – Dr Paul Fitzpatrick, chaplain-psychologist, Cardiff Metropolitan University

8. Sense and sensitivity: Developing policies and protocols (to promote safeguarding and well-being) – Alan Evans, Senior Research, Training and Evaluation Consultant, Cardiff University

14.30    Refreshments and networking

Session 4:

14.45      Best practice: Harnessing the potential of the UUK website - Jo Attwooll – Policy adviser, Universities UK
15.15      Panel: Where now? Questions from breakout groups collated by HE Prevent Coordinators. Conclusions & recommendations: Strengthening staff awareness of vulnerability – training needs; gaps in safeguarding and well-being frameworks; legal compliance; policy recommendations etc; evaluation
15.45      Close of conference


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