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Emilytest - Managing Misconduct in Higher Education 2019

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Managing Misconduct in Higher Education (MMHE) - A pioneering programme of extensive support exclusively for colleagues in higher education

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This inaugural event has a particular focus on managing the complex and subtle nuances of investigative interviews. It will draw on the expertise of professionals from Police Scotland, whose input on interview approaches will broaden your perspective when conducting internal inquiries. They will underpin the key differences between criminal investigations and internal inquiries.

This first ever MMHE event will also take an in depth look at the impact of trauma – one of the devastating effects of physical, psychological and sexual abuse – on the adolescent and young adult mind.

Why you should attend

Emilytest and partners want you to feel empowered when conducting investigative interviews. Effective management of abuse on campus helps eradicate gender-based violence from our higher education institutions.

We recognise the complexities that can emerge from investigating serious misconduct which may also constitute a criminal offence. We acknowledge the further challenges posed by the dynamics of a higher education setting.

We also understand the importance of balancing due care for both the reporting and reported student while upholding the policies and procedures of the institution.

We want you to hear first-hand from leaders in the field against gender-based violence, whose stories and insight will alert you to the devastating consequences of this insidious behaviour.

We will explore the benefits of a case management system and the added benefits of adopting clear and concise policies and procedures.

Leaders you will hear from

Fiona Drouet is founder and CEO of Emilytest - a charity (not-for-profit organisation) founded after the death of her 18 year old daughter, Emily Drouet who took her own life in university halls after a sustained campaign of abuse by a fellow student. Fiona will discuss Emily’s experience and their continued campaign to improve responses to gender based violence across Scotland’s universities and colleges.

Detective Superintendent Gordon McCreadie is Police Scotland’s national lead for domestic abuse. He has recently delivered a pioneering training programme to more than 18,000 thousand colleagues at our national police service in support of Scotland’s new domestic abuse act.

Gordon & colleagues will share their unique experience of dealing with victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse in order to illustrate good practice when conducting misconduct investigations with students.

A practitioners perspective - hear from university staff about challenges institutions often face in undertaking investigations, conducting hearings and implementing sanctions. We will discuss how these complex situations have been managed and share good practice from across the sector.

Dr Michael Murray is a consultant in Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical care at the Institute for Neurological Sciences in Glasgow. He is also director of the charity Medics Against Violence, a clinical lecturer at the University of Glasgow, a medical student mentor and post-graduate peer supporter.

Michael will explain the adolescent brain, recent evidence regarding stress on the brain, triggers for suicide and potential targets for intervention.

Fiona McMullen is an Operations Manager for ASSIST which provides support and advocacy to male and female victims with domestic abuse cases progressing through court. Fiona joined ASSIST in 2004 when the service was created to support Glasgow’s new domestic abuse court. In addition to her role at ASSIST, Fiona delivers training to a number of key services across Scotland including the Crown Office, Procurator Fiscal Service and Police Scotland.

Fiona will share what ASSIST has learned about working with young victims and her knowledge of their unique support needs.

Rape Crisis Scotland is the national office for the rape crisis movement in Scotland. It is developing training for university staff across the country to help address gender-based violence in the higher education environment. Delegates will learn about this work and future plans to deliver skills to frontline staff on the issues of sexual, physical and psychological abuse.

We will build upon the guidance from the ESCU Toolkit developed by the University of Strathclyde. We will also learn from Universities UK/Pinsent Masons’ guidance on handling alleged student misconduct which may also constitute a criminal offence.

Our aim is for you to leave this invaluable event feeling better equipped to:

. Conduct investigations consistently while maintaining focus on victim/survivor wellbeing

. Make consistent and reliable decisions

. Manage risk for all parties involved

. Understand the adolescent brain, the effects of trauma and suicidal triggers

. Understand the challenges facing young people and relationships

. Confidently advocate strong policy and amend practices where you can

Who should attend?

This conference will be useful for all university staff who have responsibility for, or play a part in, conducting investigations and disciplinary procedures. Relevant job titles include, but are in no way limited to:

• Director/Head of Student Services

• Director/Head of Human Resources

• Head of Faculty

• Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer/Manager

• Head of Student Conduct and Appeals

• Director/Head of Student Support & Wellbeing

• Director/Head of Student Counselling

• Director/Head of Student Wellbeing

• Head of Security

• Head of Resident Assistants

. Those with an interest in tackling Violence Against Women

Note:

WE RECOMMEND A MINIMUM OF 2 DELEGATES FROM EACH INSTITUTION ATTEND GIVEN THE EXTENT OF INFORMATION SHARED ON THE DAY

LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE - PLEASE BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

EMILYTEST IS A REGISTERED SCOTTISH CHARITY (SCIO) & NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATION

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