Security in Further and Higher Education: Keeping students safe
Official statistics show that 19 per cent of full time students were victims of crime in the 2014/15 academic year, a noticeably higher proportion than in the general population. Concerns have also been raised that not enough is being done to protect female students from sexual assault or harassment during their time at university.
But student safety goes beyond preventing crime and protecting campus facilities. At a time when an increasing number of students are suffering from anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, many leading institutions have been accused of failing in their duty of pastoral care. While some pioneering universities have adopted a more student centred approach to safety, the sector is inconsistent and fragmented when it comes to security.
Join us for the Security in Further and Higher Education where leading experts will explain how to make the student experience safer and how this can boost your university’s reputation and funding. Discover how to protect vulnerable groups such as international students, how to adopt a more holistic approach which takes into account student mental wellbeing, how universities can guarantee a universally high standard of security across the higher education sector and how innovative estate security solutions can improve safety on campus.
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Registration and Coffee
Terry Branch, Head of Security Services, Imperial College London and London Region Chair and Lead on Prevent, CT and AR, Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO) (CONFIRMED)
Safety and security on the university campus
The challenges facing university security teams and some of the tools at their disposal to keep students safe.
Session delivered by iCetana
iCetana’s AI assisted video surveillance software is helping universities around the world to see events as they happen - dynamic monitoring in real time as they happen or potentially before they happen.
Lisa Brooks-Lewis, Mental Health Manager, University Mental Health Advisers Network (CONFIRMED)
The University Mental Health Advisers Network is a national UK charity. We are a network of mental health specialists working in the Higher/Further Education sector. Members are dedicated to, and have a practical role in, providing support to students experiencing mental health difficulties.
Refreshments & Networking Break
Session delivered by Veracity UK
Why long-term video retention needs to be a mandatory core for your Security Strategy
Walk to your seminar room
Seminar stream 1
Seminar A delivered by Hik Vision
Scott Davis, Senior Business Development Manager, Hikvision UK & Ireland
Using industry leading technology to protect students, campuses and assets
Seminar B delivered by Commend UK
Simon Gunton, Business Development Manager, Commend UK Ltd
Commend’s Solutions for Safer Education Environments
Seminar C delivered by Pacom
Pacom Security solutions for Safe and secure Education Environments
With large amounts of information from different applications, it is crucial to use a system that offers a simple and intuitive user interface.
Lunch and Networking and Exhibition
Seminar Stream 2
Seminar D delivered by Redline Assured Security
Mark Rutherford, Operations Director, Redline Assured Security
Behaviour Awareness and Detection – The first line of defence
Protecting staff, students and visitors from the indiscriminate nature of never knowing when a terrorist incident or mass murder will happen
Seminar E delivered by Johnsons Controls
Andrew Tuck, Regional Sales Manager, Johnson Controls
False alarm management for universities and student accommodation buildings
Seminar F delivered by Panasonic
Sean Taylor, Key Account Manager for Panasonic Security Solutions
Panasonic Security Solutions go beyond surveillance to provide high quality, cost effective products.
Safe guarding and providing a safe environment for students is key, Panasonic will explain how to ensure greater safety whilst taking a holistic approach to the total cost of ownership of a security systems, to ensure cost effective solutions.
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John Davidson, Head of Field Operations (Systems), National Security Inspectorate (CONFIRMED)
Competence in security and fire safety: Reducing risk and raising standards
Session delivered by Stanley Security Solutions
Chris Kirby, Regional Account Manager, Stanley Security Solutions
Future technologies in the education sector
Developing a positive campus culture:
Andrew Wootton, Director, PotectED, University of Salford (CONFIRMED)
The ProtectED Code of Practice and accreditation scheme is the result of more than two years research, design and development by a multidisciplinary team of academics, university security services staff and external industry experts.
Development of ProtectED is supported by the ProtectED Advisory Board — a group of public and private sector experts in standards development and issues of student safety, security and wellbeing.
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- Understand the current state of security in the higher education sector and why some universities are failing in their duty of care.
- See how a wider approach to student safety, which takes into account the whole student experience, could be the answer.
- How universities can incorporate student mental health into their safety and security strategies.
- Understand the business case for increasing student safety and how a positive reputation can boost recruitment and retention.
- Identify opportunities to collaborate with outside agencies including the police, the NHS and local authorities.
- How the Protect-ED gold standard for security can ensure every student has the safest possible university experience.