Conference Season is here!

The Easter season has been upon us and rather than filling up on chocolate eggs, the Southcoast Events team have been busy working on conferences and events all over the University campuses.

We were fortunate enough to support the student focused Interprofessional Education Conference in Eastbourne on the 29th March which brought together students from across the whole of the School of Health Sciences to encourage a collaborative approach to treating mental and health related conditions. The day consisted of workshops for the students to attend; patient perspective workshops brought in presenters who were living with conditions for the students to talk to and some were more practical like the hugely popular Wheelchair Dancers where students (and some Southcoast staff!) got to try dancing in wheelchairs.

Wheelchair Dancers in Greynore Hall

After that, we were back in sunny Eastbourne for the 18th Annual Mental Health Conference where we welcomed members of the public to the University for a day of discussion regarding mental health and the theme of compassion.

Then it was on to Edward Street, Grand Parade campus for the 11th International Sympoiusm on Iconicity in Language and Literature where academics from all over the world came together for a three day symposium. The symposium consisted of three parallel sessions where academics presented their papers on Iconicity – the Southcoast team put on their AV technician hats to operate and set up the speakers with the presentation facilities – which we couldn’t have done without the help of the Grand Parade Media Centre!

After all of these events, the team were very much looking forward to the bank holidays weekend to rest and prepare for the upcoming events! Watch this space for some of the case studies for each of these conferences with more pictures and insight into our event days.




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