Market Place 23

Throughout the conference our Market Place will be open for delegates to visit, with stalls run by a range of organisations which support the work of Student Services.

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Endsleigh - our main conference sponsors

With 57 years’ experience providing protection for students and the education community and as producers of the annual Student Happiness Index, Endsleigh has unparalleled insights into student needs and is a driving force in championing students’ mental health and wellbeing. Our mental health and wellbeing support, provided through our Student Assistance Programme, partnered with Health Assured, enables colleges to offer 24/7 BACP-accredited support for their students. These support services are available to help students with a range of issues from mental health to financial, relationship, health and lifestyle concerns. 

Navigate - sponsors of our Gala Dinner

Navigate is the Most Comprehensive Work Placement, Enrichment, & Employer Engagement Platform.

Navigate is trusted by over 50 colleges across the country to assess, manage and evidence all work and industry placement, enrichment and employer engagement activity. The platform provides an engaging, easy-to-use learner site and a powerful, intuitive administration platform for staff.

Booost Education - sponsors of our 'Student Services Team of the Year' Award

Booost Education was founded by education specialists to provide smart solutions to students through innovative technology. The company's first product, the Booost app, addresses three main areas of support for students, helping them to Organise themselves effectively, Optimise their learning and Overcome challenges associated with study (hence the 3 O's in Booost). The app provides smart time management tools, specialist study advice and mental health support for students with an aim to promote independence in these areas.

Booost also features a comprehensive well-being platform to enable students to manage their mental health and well-being, integrating a partnership with UK Crisis service SHOUT 85258 to provide a safeguarding layer. This ensures students can access 24/7 immediate crisis support when they need it most.

CPOMS  

CPOMS is the market leading software solution for monitoring Safeguarding, wellbeing and all pastoral issues. Working alongside your existing safeguarding processes, CPOMS is an intuitive system which helps to ensure that children, young people and adults are safe and fully supported.

Leaders Unlocked

Leaders Unlocked enables young people and underrepresented groups to have a stronger voice on the issues that affect their lives. In education, policing, health, justice and elsewhere, we help organisations to involve the people who matter and shape decision-making for the better.

Leaders Unlocked directs the Student Commission which brings together multiple college partners. This national, student-led project gives young people across the country a platform to speak out and take action on issues such as: racial justice and sexual violence. 

YGAM

YGAM is an award-winning charity with a social purpose to inform, educate, and safeguard young people against gaming and gambling harms. Our vision and strategy are guided by and contribute to the Gambling Commission’s National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Related Harms. Through our portfolio of education programmes, we provide free training and resources for teachers, youth workers, practitioners, universities, faith leaders and health professionals. This training equips them with the knowledge, resources and confidence to deliver the programmes directly to young people.

BRIT

The British Inspiration Trust (BRIT) exists to support and improve young adult, student, and staff, mental health, fitness and wellbeing. BRIT deliver the annual inclusive BRIT Challenge and invite every university, college and specialist college in the UK to take part. The BRIT Challenge started on there 23rd January and will finish on the 23rd March 2023. The next BRIT Challenge will take place between the 24th January and 24th march 2024 - www.TheBRITChallenge.org.uk

Loud Speaker

Young people spend their lives learning what to say. At Loud Speaker, we teach them how to say it.

Loud Speaker provides unique, high-energy workshops that give learners the tools that enable them to speak professionally and leave them confident enough to take up opportunities.

Across our 4 headline workshops, we cover topics such as public speaking, confidence building, personal storytelling, teamwork, leadership and so much more. Expect huge icebreakers, new friendships, disco anthems and maximum energy from our coaches throughout the day.

Jisc (Tuesday only)

From chatbots and digital assistants, to adaptive learning platforms and predictive analytics, artificial intelligence has the potential to help educators better understand and meet the needs of their learners.

To ensure that Jisc’s members can benefit optimally from this innovation, the national centre for AI in tertiary education has been established to support members to utilise artificial intelligence effectively.

 

STAMMA

STAMMA, the British Stammering Association, is the UK national charity for people who stammer (or stutter) and those that support them.

We are people who stammer and people who don't, including educators, employers, creatives, speech & language therapists, parents, GPs and HR professionals.

We exist to create a world that makes space for stammering. Where a stammer is embraced as just a difference. Where no-one judges us on our stammer or the way we choose to deal with it. It's simply how some of us talk.

Carers Federation (Tuesday only)

The Carers Federation was established in 1992 as a small local charity and has grown steadily to become an organisation which works throughout England.

They provide a diverse range of services that range in size and complexity and have a national reputation for the excellence of our work.

Strategies exist at several levels in the Carers Federation – ranging from the overall business (or group of businesses) through to individuals working in it.

We believe in offering services that are sensitive to the needs of individuals and communities. The philosophy of the organisation is to go the extra mile in all aspects of its operation, to treat people with dignity and respect, recognising that “People don’t fit in boxes.”

 

 

The Essential Training Company

Specialists in safeguarding training, consultancy and supervision, we help you help others.

Established in 2016, we use our many years’ experience as safeguarding leads to support staff in colleges and training providers to develop their knowledge and resilience around safeguarding.

We support safeguarding teams with specialist safeguarding supervision and provide bespoke training to help ensure staff are updated on all aspects of safeguarding, including the implications of changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education and best practice from across the education sector. Via our consultancy work we review organisational policies, procedures and guidelines to help keep you ahead.

Digital ID

We strive to challenge and transform the future of photo identification and access control, helping to create safe and enjoyable environment's for organisations of all sizes.

Utilising more than three decades of experience, we ensure all customer needs are met, whilst providing the highest quality of products.

Whether you need help switching to Mobile Access, finding the right ID Card Printer for your requirements or are looking to use our ID card printing service, we’re the experts you can trust.

PsycApps Ltd (this link will work from 1 Februrary)

PsycApps have created the clinically proven mental wellbeing app, eQuoo, designed to help those in education to build resilience and develop the fundamental skills to develop emotional wellbeing. eQuoo is created by Psychologists, built for Education.

Fastvue

A solution for safeguarding, and duty of care of students internet use.

 

Grofar

Grofar offers award-winning careers service, work placement and CRM software for schools, colleges, and learning providers. We are the market-leading provider of T-Level and work placement software, and we support organisations across the UK to manage their students’ careers-related education, work experience, and business engagement activities.

Grofar supports schools, colleges, and learning providers to be Ofsted-ready, meet statutory guidance, implement the Gatsby benchmarks and to drive their careers provision, work placement programmes, and business engagement activity effectively.

Diversity Study Trips

Join hundreds of happy teachers and educators who have entrusted us as their student travel company of choice.

When you work with Diversity Study Trips, you’ll gain access to a team of student travel experts with decades of experience in the sector. The skills and knowledge we’ve amassed over this time help us to provide the highest quality educational trips for students of all ages.

Purlos (Monday only)

Purlos improves the learner experience and reduces drop-out rates by replacing ineffective and outdated methods of engagement.

We currently focus on two key areas of the learner journey, admissions and destinations.

Other than just connecting with hard to reach individuals, our innovative technologies help to drive more efficient and impactful outcomes for our customers. 

Spectacularts (Monday only)

Our aim is to have the international day of remembrance for International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade 25th March 2007:
 
United Nations and International Observance designated in 2007 to be marked on 25 March every year. The day honours and remembers those who suffered and died as a consequence of what has been called "the worst violation of human rights in history” in which over 400 years more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims.
 
Spectacularts will be planning the most ambitious dance concert that will uplift us to remember and honour those that lost their lives, identity and we are still feeling these effects today. Many of the professional dancers have already committed to this event.
 
This show will be an amazing show of live dance, live musician’s, the use of digital images to help explain and show the journey of slavery. The twist will also come in a way we tell the story to uplift and show the unity between people that tried to stop slavery or help people to escape the horrors of slavery. We need people to come away from the show asking questions and to see how all those years ago we are still suffering from this and maybe this show will help people to understand or at least to start a conversation.