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What: Mini Conference 2014, Birmingham Heroes: Supporting the Academic Endeavour
When: 1 April 2014, 9am–2pm
Where: Gisbert Kapp Building

Professional services work with academic staff in mutually inter-dependent and supportive relationships to achieve the University’s mission and goals. Our colleagues rely on us to be effective in the services, information, advice and expertise we provide.

You have no doubt seen the media campaign ‘Birmingham Heroes’ featuring researchers that are making life changing impacts on a national and international scale. However, we know that without us, the ‘Professional Heroes’ the University couldn’t function. These experts wouldn’t be able to carry out their life-changing research and we wouldn’t be able to support and develop the next generation of brilliant minds.

The aims of this year's mini-conference are:

  • To explore which professional skills and services are vital in delivering the University’s goals and how we can develop these further to enhance our own personal development while enhancing the learning and research environment
  • To enable us to articulate the strengths we bring to the organisation and explain how these can be used to support academic colleagues
  • To determine how we can bring out the best in our relationships with the academic and student community and create a mutually beneficial environment in which we can work together

The conference is open to all members of professional services.

For further details about the conference programme and to book a place, please visit the conference web page (login required).