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Hebcon Conference 2020 – will now take place in March 2022


The HEBCoN Team have made the decision to postpone the 2020 conference in Liverpool until the same time next year. It will be held on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th March 2022.

If you have already booked a space then your place will automatically rolled over.

Things To Do in Liverpool

Where to start? There’s so much to do in Liverpool city region, the only problem might be deciding exactly what to do first.

Cultural capital, birthplace of The Beatles Liverpool has world-class attractions, a proud sporting history and beautiful outdoor spaces  including Royal Albert Dock- located on Liverpool’s incredible World Heritage Site waterfront, independent eateries, boutiques and museums, house within this iconic collection of buildings.

We will bring a host of new speakers and a variety of opportunites for you to network and discover Liverpool.


HEBCoN Exec team

Awards 2020


We had been hoping to get the opportunity at the March conference to celebrate our members’ achievements. We could all do with some good news right now, and we would like to share with you the results of the 2020 Award nominations and hope you will join us in congratulating members.:


Contribution to Sector – for his work on developing the Knowledge Exchange Programme (a key item we were planning to launch at AGM 2020 – stay tuned!)

Winner:  Ross Fergusson, Heriot-Watt University

Innovation/Breakthrough – for his work on Climate Adaptation

Winner:  Mark Webster, UWE

Incident Management – Coronavirus

Winner: Heriot-Watt University

Incident Management – Biomedical Building Fire

Winner: Brian Kennedy, University of St Andrews

Incident Management – Student Disruption

Winner: Ben Toogood, University of Sussex

Incident Management – flooding

Winner: University of Staffordshire

Peer Award – for his work in particular supporting colleagues on COVID-19

Winner: Justin Cuckow

Natalie will be in touch with winners to arrange for delivery of their awards. Thank you ... Read more

New Chair

I’m honoured to take over as Chair of HEBCoN. I’ve been involved with the network for a number of years now, back indeed when David Forbes of Imperial was chair and the network was much smaller. The continued growth and stability of the network in recent years owes much to Mark Webster, our outgoing chair. That it is thriving and in such a strong position is in large part thanks to the strategy led by Mark and the hard work done by him and the rest of the exec.

We had hoped to be able to thank Mark publicly and properly at the conference in Liverpool in March, but unfortunately events have overtaken us. However, we will be rearranging the conference and look forward to giving him the thanks and the send off he deserves for all that he has done for the network. Stepping into his shoes, and ... Read more