Tuesday 05 June 2018

Putting Parents in their Place: Information, Expectations and Interventions in Student Accommodation

This revised one-day course will explore the evolving role of parents and how accommodation professionals will come in to contact with parents over the student lifecycle.

Suitable for: All those involved in the planning and delivery of a high quality student accommodation service to students and their institutions


etc.venues - Bonhill house

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9.20am - 9.30am Registration and coffee

9.30am - 9.45am Welcome to the Course & Introduction of Delegates Rachael Elliott, Trustee & Martin Blakey, Chief Executive, Unipol Student Homes

9.45am - 10.15am Round Table Discussion: Reflections on Relationships with Parents

10.15am - 10.45am Keeping Parents Informed – What’s out there and where is the Duty of Care? 

11.00am - 11.15am Break (tea and coffee available)

11.15am - 12.00pm Before Studies Begin: Accommodation, Applications and FAQs

12.00pm - 1.15pm During Studies: Arrivals, Incidents & Welfare

1.15pm - 2.00pm Lunch (provided)

2.00pm - 2.30pm The Position of Parents: Legal, Moral, & Ethical.

2.30pm - 3.30pm The Position of Parents: Aftercare 

3.30pm - 3.45pm Break (tea and coffee available)

3.45pm - 4.15pm What Happens Overseas? Position of UK, US and Australia and role of parents

4.15pm - 4.30pm Final Questions, Discussion, Concluding Remarks and END


This a working agenda and is subject to change.

Speakers for this event will be confirmed online shortly.



This course will be interactive and be an opportunity to explore and expand our knowledge of how relationships with the parents*, carers and guardians of students are changing and the impact of those relationships on the accommodation operations and sector norms and practices.

After goal-setting for the day, we’ll examine the before, during and after of relationships with parents as well as review the legal, moral and ethical implications of our work. This will include understanding what our duty of care is and how relationships with parents challenge that duty of care.

*For parents, read parents, guardians and carers. Not scholarship or other interested parties, e.g., agents, or spouses/partners.

Cost per delegate

Normal Delegate Rate - £320
Friends of Unipol Rate - £285

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