Training Events

Due to the current Covid-19 situation many companies are now running online webinars. If you have an event coming up that you think would be relevant and would like to promote through NWUPC please let us know.
Campus based-education and Covid-19 – what next? with Womble Bond Dickinson
When - 22nd February 2021 - 2:30pm–4:30pm
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The pandemic has led to dramatic changes in the educational landscape, particularly with footfall around college and university facilities being severely restricted. This is bound to affect future development plans as town or city centre facilities may no longer be a priority. Learner expectations may have also changed, and it is unclear whether campus design will form such an integral part of a provider’s brand in the current climate.
To try and see more clearly, Capital Academy is bringing together a panel of experts who will comment on how relationships with learners have evolved and consider the long-term impact on future campus-based provision. 

Embodied carbon in HE construction and procurement with EAUC
When -  24th of February 2021 - 14:00 - 15:30
Join EAUC and their members for an informal discussion on addressing embodied carbon and scope 3 in HE construction and procurement. Speakers include :
  • Peter Hayakawa, Procurement Policy Officer, University of Edinburgh
  • Peter Phelps, Energy & Environment Manager, University of Bath
  • Joel Cardinal, Head of Energy & Sustainability, University of Warwick
To book your place at this free event click here.

Bitesize Briefing - Data Protection Update with Napthens
When - 24th February 2021 - 12.30
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Rachel Atherton, Senior Associate in our Commercial team provides a useful update for your business on the latest in data protection including:
• GDPR - where are we now?
• The fall of Privacy Shield.
• The impact of Brexit on data protection law.

Public Procurement Annual Update 2021 with ClarksLegal
When - 25th February 2021 - 11:00 - 12:00
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With major changes to public procurement on the horizon, this year’s annual update is more important than ever. Everyone working in public procurement will be affected. The webinar will cover the essential information you need to know in the following areas:
• Future of public procurement after Brexit.
• Impact of COVID-19 on urgent public procurement.
• All key legal developments on challenging procurement awards from the last year.

Webinar - An introduction to contracts for education institutions with Eversheds Sutherland
When - 2nd March 2021 - 11:00 - 12:00
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The session is aimed at non legally trained contract managers who are responsible for contract negotiation or those who are legally trained but need a refresher on the contracting process. We will look at the legal essentials for contract formation and the meaning of some common clauses found in contracts.

Immigration Issues for Universities: Adapting to post Brexit and coronavirus COVID-19 immigration issues with VWV
When - 2nd March 2021 - 2.00pm - 3.00pm
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Tune in to a free webinar where we will provide an update on current immigration issues, such as how universities can adapt to the post-Brexit immigration system and the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) immigration issues.
In this webinar we will cover the following topics:
• what's changed for EEA national staff and students?
• the end of Tier 4 - changes to the student immigration system.
• the new Skilled Worker category.
• other immigration changes, including the new coronavirus (COVID-19) border restrictions.

Embedding IR35 in the Finance System
NWUPC will be hosting a session to show how IR35 regulations can be embedded into your financial systems and processes.
When – Tuesday 9th March at 10.00am.
Where - Online via Microsoft Teams.

Full details of the session can be found here.

Supplier Engagement Tool (HE) – New Data Dashboard Training

Since the consultation with tool users in June 2020 Netpositive Futures have been working with developers to make sure that as much of the ‘wish list’ as possible in terms of the new dashboard functionality has been included in the new iteration.

Wednesday 10th March 9.30am – 11.00am
Wednesday 17th March 13.00 – 14.30
Where - Online via Zoom

Webinar - An introduction to contracts for education institutions with Mills & Reeve
When - 18th March 2021 - 10:00-10:45
Looking at the issues and cases of significance in employment law for the charity sector.

Webinar - Kortext  The road ahead isn't the same as the road travelled down with Kortext
When - 18th March 2021 - 14:00- 16:00
The rapid expansion of online learning during these extraordinary times has meant that, "the road ahead isn't the same as the road travelled down!" - Sir Steve Smith UK International Education Champion and former vice chancellor, the University of Exeter