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UHR Senior HR Summit

Date: 28th June 2022 - 29th June 2022

Location: Venue 360, Luton

Price: Please see booking page for all available packages

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28-29 June 2022

UHR Senior HR Summit

Venue 360, Luton

We invite HR Directors and Chief People Officers to join us on 28 and 29 June for UHR’s Senior HR Summit. We’ll be in Luton for our first in-person event since the initial Covid lockdown, and we are planning on two days of hugely welcome networking, learning and reflection. We’ve all missed the kind of event where we are in a safe space to discuss strategy, where we are away from distractions, and where we can talk freely with peers. This event is designed specifically to meet those needs amongst our senior colleagues and is open to HRDs/CPOs – with a chance to bring along a Deputy colleague working at a senior level who would see this event as a development opportunity.

Overnight and day ticket options are available.

Starting at 10am on Tuesday 28 June and finishing by 2pm on Wednesday 29 June, we’ll make good use of time, with an early evening dinner at the venue on Tuesday. Luton has strong transport links and we’ve arranged good value B&B accommodation options for those choosing to stay overnight. Of course we hope that delegates will be able to join us for the entire event but our options have been chosen to give you the flexibility you need.


The full programme will be announced later in the spring. Among others we’ll be joined by:

Baroness Professor Alison Wolf, Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management at King’s College London, for a session on the future of the HE workforce. Baroness Wolf sat on the Augar review panel, implementation of which obviously remains a live topic, and recently published the report “Managers and academics in a centralising sector”.

Professor Emma Parry, Head of the Changing World of Work Group at Cranfield Business School and author of Managing People in a Contemporary Context.  

Sarah Henry, Vice President of HR Transformation & Solutions EMEA, Oracle;

Diane Gilhooley, Global Head of the Employment, Labour and Pensions Practice and Partner at Eversheds Sutherland LLP;

Rajay Naik, CEO of Skilled Education and Chair of the Commission on Lifelong Learning, and Hamish Laing, founding partner of Networked.

Dr Zainab Khan, Pro Vice Chancellor of London Metropolitan University, Director of the Centre for Equity and Inclusion, and convenor of the WHEN Senior Women of Colour Network;

Professor Steve West, CBE, Vice Chancellor of UWE, President of Universities UK and Chair of its Mental Health in Higher Education Working Group.

But our programme will be focused on allowing time for discussion and conversation rather than lots of content-heavy teaching sessions. We’ll have space for the kind of live interaction that just isn’t possible on Teams. If you've really missed the in-person input of peers, this is the event for you. Take yourself out of the office/virtual office environment for some thought-provoking personal development, and to refocus your energy with the help of your equivalents in universities from right across the UK.

2nd Delegate Discount

As well as the HR Director, one Deputy working at a senior level can also attend; as this is a development opportunity for a Deputy, there is a 15% discount for the second delegate place when a two-day ticket is bought together. Please ensure that both delegate tickets are booked at the same time (and on the same booking form).  For any ticket queries, please contact Gill


We have rooms reserved at the Premier Inn, Luton (on a bed & breakfast basis) for the night of Tuesday 28 June.  Please note that the room needs to be booked separately to your place at the Summit.  All ticket options are listed on the booking page.  We also have a few rooms available on Monday 27 June for those who wish to travel up the night before.  Again, this ticket option will be on the booking page.  Please book accommodation at the time of booking your Summit ticket as all rooms will be released on Friday 20 May and we can't guarantee accommodation will be available after this date.

The Premier Inn is located on Osborne Road, Luton, Beds, LU1 3HJ - it is less than a 5 minute walk from Venue 360.

Please note there is chargeable on-site parking at the Premier Inn, costing £6 per 24 hours. 

Venue and Travel Information

Venue 360 - The Riverside, 20 Gipsy Lane, Luton LU1 3JH

By Rail – over the road

The Luton Airport Parkway rail station is directly opposite with frequent Thameslink services to and from London. 

From the train station exit via the same direction as the taxi’s and cars until you come to the pathway access to the main road. Cross the road at the pedestrian traffic lights and turn right. You will then see us almost immediately on your left-hand side.

By Air – 5 minutes in a taxi
London Luton Airport is only a 5 minute drive away. Regular buses or Taxi’s are available immediately outside the airport.

By Foot – 20 minutes walk from the town centre

From Park Square (by University of Beds main campus) head down Park Street (passing The Brewery Tap pub on your right then Iceland food store further down on your left).  Continue along Park Street for approx. ½ mile, then turn left into Osborne Road. At the top of Osborne Road (past Vauxhall Motors main office on the left-hand side), turn right onto Gipsy Lane. After about 200 metres you will see the retail park on your left and then we are located on your right.

By Road - The M1 is just 3 minutes away

From M1: From Junction 10, take exit towards Luton. Go over next roundabout (Junction 10a) taking A1081 towards Luton Airport / Town Centre. As you approach a set of traffic lights, get in the left hand lane and via left. Turn left at next roundabout and the entrance is 200m on left (opposite the retail park).

From Hitchin:  Follow A505 towards Luton. Follow signs for Luton Airport (clockwise round Luton, over several roundabouts). Take 3rd exit at roundabout (signposted left to Luton Airport) onto Kimpton Road.  Turn left at end of road onto Windmill Road, then straight over mini roundabout, we are on your right just after retail park traffic lights.

350 free car parking spaces available

Satellite Navigation users should be aware that our postcode is LU1 3JH and that for some reason you are directed across the road to the retail park. We are easily visible from the retail park; you cannot miss our large car park, main building and tennis courts.

Cancellation Policy

We will not, under any circumstances, refund aborted travel costs associated with this event regardless of whether you or we cancel the Booking. We recommend that you insure against any such losses or ensure your travel booking can be cancelled without penalty.  Our normal event terms and conditions apply EXCEPT THAT THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS AFTER 20 MAY 2022.   Please see our Event Terms and Conditions for full details.

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