South West Peer Support Conference - Schedule


Check out the schedule for the South West Peer Support Conference.

All delegates can access the morning sessions and close of conference via this page, with links released nearer the start of conference. You're welcome to join the session when you can - please ensure you do not disturb activities when you join.

Book your place at conference

You will need to sign up to workshops taking place in the afternoon sessions individually and joining instructions will be sent out ahead of the session via email. You can find out more about each workshop and sign up to the ones you want to attend via the link next to each workshop - you may need to create a guest account to sign up to sessions. Sessions with a (*) are only open to students.

Email peersupport@bath.ac.uk if you have any questions about the schedule for the conference.

Day 1 – Our Cause

Morning Session – Join the Session here.

  • 10:30 – Registration and Arrival.
  • 10:45 – Welcome to Conference Day 1.
  • 11:00 – Finding Purpose - Exploring Our Cause at The SU Bath – Keynote Talk by Andrew McLaughlin, Chief Executive of The SU Bath.
  • 12:00 – Close of morning sessions.

Afternoon Sessions - Sign up to these sessions below.

  • 13:30 – To volunteer or not to volunteer; motivation is the question (Michael Knight, Bournemouth University). Sign up here.
  • 14:30 – Networking Session. Sign up here.*

Day 2 – Our Communities

Morning Session – Join the Session here.

  • 09:45 – Registration and Arrival.
  • 10:00 – Welcome to Conference Day 2.
  • 10:15 – Understanding your role in creating communities in peer support – Keynote Talk by Dr Eleanor Parker, Planning and Projects Manager (Skills) at University of Bath.
  • 11:15 – Break.
  • 11:30 – Lightning Talks.
  • 12:45 – Close of morning sessions.

Afternoon Sessions - Sign up to these sessions below.

  • 14:30 (Parallel sessions) –
Option 1 Option 2

Building Effective Online Communities (Lisa Gallone, Cardiff University). Sign up here.

Bringing in the Bystander (Sam Cook and Freya Jackson, The SU Bath). Sign up here.*

 

  • 15:30 (Parallel sessions) –
Option 1 Option 2

Building and sustaining a Peer Learning Community (Amy Gatland, Kira Gough & Harriet Marks, Sociology PAL Leaders, University of Plymouth). Sign up here.

"Follow the Leader" - Building Community in Online Learning (Holly Street, University of Southampton). Sign up here.

 

Day 3 – Our Futures

Morning Session – Join the Session here.

  • 10:45 – Registration and Arrival.
  • 11:00 – Welcome to Conference Day 3.
  • 11:15 – The futures of Peer Support – Keynote talk by Sam Cook, Peer Support Manager at The SU Bath.
  • 12:15 – Close of morning sessions.

Afternoon Sessions - Sign up to these sessions below.

  • 13:30 – How does your role make you shine? Reflecting on inclusive practice for employability (Neil Ford, University of Southampton). Sign up here.
  • 14:30 – CV Workshop (Jakub Sala and Mimi Tam, Student Trainers, The SU Bath). Sign up here.*
  • 15:30 – Why is Peer Support good for your career? (Melanie Wortham, University of Bath). Sign up here.

Close of Conference - Join the Session here.

  • 16:15 – Reflections on Conference (Rhiannon Marshall, The SU Bath).

As the conference comes to a close, this reflective session brings students and staff from each institution together to discuss what they’ve learnt and what they’re going to work on after the conference.

Email peersupport@bath.ac.uk if you have any questions about the schedule for the conference.