Tackling key issues in sexual assault, violence on campus & mental health
Conference Date
22nd & 23rd March 2017
Victoria University City Convention Centre
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Putting safety and wellbeing first

The national spotlight on the prevalence of violence on campuses and within university communities has initiated the ground breaking national university student survey into sexual assault and harassment. This is the first step in reducing violence on campus.

It is essential for universities to provide key safety and wellbeing services for students. A failure to do so risks not only an increase in attrition, but student success and even student lives.

This conference will provide key strategies to address violence, sexual assault, mental health and wellbeing issues and how universities can bring teams together to provide better support services.

Who will attend?
University senior executives including Vice Chancellors, Deputy Vice Chancellors and Pro Vice Chancellors.
University directors and managers with responsibilities for:
  • Student support
  • Student wellbeing
  • Student engagement
  • Counselling and mental health services
  • Student equity and diversity
  • Security and safety
  • International students
  • Accommodation services
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    Attend to learn:

    • How to Stop violence and sexual assault on campus
    • How to strengthen incident reporting and response
    • How to better support students’ mental health and wellbeing
    • How to tailor support services for the increasingly diverse student cohort  

    Key Speakers

    Professor Richard James
    Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    University of Melbourne
    Professor Karen Nelson
    Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students)
    University of the Sunshine Coast
    David Watts
    Commissioner, Privacy and Data Protection
    Department of Premier and Cabinet
    Catriona Jackson
    Deputy Chief Executive
    Universities Australia
    Professor Kent Anderson
    Deputy Vice-Chancellor
    University of Western Australia


    What People Are Saying

    • “Great speakers, good content, excellent conference. Thanks Criterion!”

      Senior Project Manager, CQUniversity, Delegate Enhancing Student Experience 2016
    • “Conference was worth the time, was great to see and hear the approaches taken at other institutes”

      Andrew Lovett, Project Lead, PMO, Goulburn Ovens TAFE, Delegate Enhancing Student Experience 2016
    • “Energizing, encouraging, inspiring and informative. Great opportunity to network and share with likeminded professionals”

      Joanne Kent, UX Analyst, USQ - Attendee Enhancing Student Experience Conference 2016
    • “Over 70% of respondents to the National Union of Students’ Talk About It Survey said that they had experienced harassment. sexual assault and violence at university, with an overwhelming view that university support had to improve”

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