HEBCoN are delighted to announce the Winners of the 2023 Awards.
Incident Response – Aston University
Contribution to Sector and/or Wider Community –
Mark Webster – University of the West of England
Jamie Whitford -Robson and the National Power Outage Workshop Planning Team
Innovation and/ or Breakthrough – University of Oxford
New Comer Award – Stella Matimba – University of Glasgow
Member of the Year – University of Exeter
The HEBCoN Exec and the wider member community would like to say a huge Thank You to Veronique Mizgailo (UCL) and Ashley Kirby (Bristol) for their 6 year commitment to the growth and continuity to the Network. Their continuing support and hard work has seen the Network flourish even in the challenging times of the pandemic.
Although their work on the Exec is done we will continue to work with them in their regions.
We wish them all the best
Covid 19 struck HE organisations like a hammer blow from which many are only just recovering. It was also perhaps the greatest catalyst of change in educational practices in the last half century.
Dr Chris Needham-Bennett is the MD of Needhams 1834 Ltd and a Visiting Professor at University College London. He has worked with several universities on their resilience plans. He was commissioned by one major university to review their covid response from the perspective of the students and staff. He had unfettered access to anyone from the Dean of a faculty, PhD students, undergraduates, and administrative staff. His report to the strategic team was surprising in that the results were wholly unexpected, and have great utility for future planning.
In his presentation Chris will also compare and contrast the results of this Covid inquiry with one he completed for a major European lending bank so as to illustrate the relative success of the university.