Helm Housing hosts Student Housing Conference 2013

8 May 2013

University of Ulster Housing Management students recently held their annual Housing Conference at Helm Housing.

 

The event, which took place on May 2nd, was organised by a group of final year Housing Management students from the University of Ulster in Jordanstown, chaired by Laura Dillon. 

 

Organisers welcome delegates

 

The conference included expert speakers from a range of organisations and disciplines sharing their ideas and thoughts on strategic reform proposals and the implementation of welfare reform. 

 

University of Ulster Student Conference at Helm Housing

 

The guest speakers included Dr Jennifer Donald from the Chartered Institute of Housing who is also currently on The Board of Helm Housing, Michael Sands from the Department for Social Development, Ricky Rowledge from the Council for the Homeless Northern Ireland, and Nicola McCrudden from the Housing Rights Service.   

 

University of Ulster Housing Conference at Helm Housing

 

The timely event examined numerous themes, aimed at:

 

  • Defining future responsibility for policy and strategy across the sector;
  • Analysing how the strategic and landlord functions of the NIHE can be separated;
  • Examining the potential and important role of the housing association sector;
  • Evaluating the most appropriate approach to governance and regulation;
  • Debating policy and practical solutions for mitigating the impact of welfare reform.

 

Dr Jennifer Donald speaks at the University of Ulster Housing Conference held at Helm Housing Association Ltd

 

One student who attended said that â??the speakers were great and bounced opinions off each other very well.  The venue was ideal with the size of crowd and the conference all in all was interesting and livelyâ?.

 

University of Ulster Housing Conference held at Helm Housing Association Ltd

 

For more information on the University of Ulster's Housing Management degree, visit the Faculty of Art, Design & The Built Environment website

 

For more information of Helm Housing's conference facilities, please telephone 028 9032 0485, email office@helmhousing.org or write to Helm Housing, 38-52 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 6AA.

 

Alternatively you can download a conference room brochure here: www.helmhousing.org/uploads/RussellCourt_ConferenceRooms.pdf

 

Michael Sands from the Department for Social Development (DSD) speaks at the University of Ulster Housing Conference at Helm Housing

 

Cameron Watt from NIFHA at the University of Ulster Housing Conference at Helm Housing

 

Delegates at the University of Ulster Housing Conference at Helm Housing

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