The Universities Safety and Health Association (USHA) spring conference takes place 25–27 April at the Hilton City Hotel, Leeds. It will be the first time the association has come to Leeds and will bring 149 delegates to the city.
Local bureau ConferenceLeeds helped secure the business, a conference for an association which promotes the safety, health and wellbeing of students, higher education staff and visitors.
USHA has been operating since 1972 and represents 98% of universities in the UK, as well as overseas institutions.
The Leeds conference gathers this year with the theme of ‘New Horizons in Higher Education’.
The conference programme includes a gala dinner in The Great Hall of the University of Leeds and an exhibition.
Lynda Couch-Smith, executive officer at the USHA, said: “We’re really excited to hold our spring conference in Leeds and have been very impressed by the welcome and service we received by everyone at ConferenceLeeds. The executive board wanted to visit a city that we had never been to before and Leeds is the ideal location.
“The city also has a very strong presence in the education sector. With three excellent universities, it only seems right to bring the USHA Spring conference here.”
Jennifer Young, head of ConferenceLeeds, added: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming the UHSA spring conference to Leeds for the very first time, building on the strength of our education sector. As part of our preparation for the conference, one of our main objectives is to make sure the association feels welcomed and at home in the city, which helps them give their members an excellent delegate experience.”