UHR Conference 2017

UHR Conference 2017, Newcastle, 9-12 May 2017

The 2017 Conference took place in Newcastle and with an exciting line up of plenary speakers, workshops, legal sessions, evening social activities as well as a fantastic Gala Dinner and the UHR Awards. 

With over 35 exhibitors and sponsors from across the sector on hand to offer useful advice and services throughout the event, and afterwards, there was lots of information and knowledge shared.

The UHR Conference 2017 boasted a wealth of speakers, including a fantastic closing plenary from Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. Take a look at the full programme to see all of the conference talks and speakers.

You can see tweets from the event at #UHR2017

You can also view the rest of the Conference videos 

All things to all people: what are universities for?

We have multiple stakeholders with multiple objectives and changing expectations.

  • How are we supporting our institutions to address this changing and sometimes paradoxical environment?
  • How do we embrace the opportunities and address the tensions between the strategic objectives of so many stakeholders, including our students?   
  • How can we support decision making and what are we looking to reward and recognise in achieving a range of organisational objectives? 
  • How do we ensure the staff voice can be heard?

The Conference was an opportunity to consider these challenging questions and the implications for people management and the HR function.