Student Experience Director @ Unite Students

Jenny Shaw is Student Experience Director for Unite Students, where she has worked since 2012. Prior to this she worked at senior level in the UK higher education sector to widen participation in higher education and open up new pathways to university for marginalised groups. She has worked for the universities of Hull, York St John and Middlesex, providing leadership for the Aim higher and Lifelong Learning Networks programmes. Jenny has also provided consultancy to the HE Academy, the Equality Challenge Unit and Supporting Professionalism in Admission (SPA).

Student Wellbeing – A Good Practice Guide
This is the year when student wellbeing shoots up the agenda for private accommodation providers.

In July, the British Property Federation will publish a good practice guide for student wellbeing in private purpose built student accommodation. The guide has been developed by experts from the PBSA, higher education and charitable sectors and will have the support of the DfE and Universities Minister.

Drawing on student stories and sector cases studies, this session outlines the guide’s main recommendations and showcases existing good practice within the sector.

Learning outcomes:
For private accommodation providers, it gives an early insight into standards which are likely to be adopted into the National Code over the coming years, providing them with insight and recommendations into how they can meet these new standards.

For universities, it outlines what they can now reasonably expect from their accommodation partners when it comes to student wellbeing, and shares good practice examples of partnership working between private accommodation providers and universities.