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These awards are designed to recognise some of the excellent work
that is taking place every day amongst our membership, and provide
the opportunity to showcase some of the best work during the 2020
HELOA National Conference. Thank you to our Sponsors, UK University Search and Student CRM and congratulations to the winners:
Innovation and Best Practice Awards: Recruitment and Outreach Award
University of South Wales
Innovation and Best Practice Awards: Marketing Communications
University of Leicester
Group Spotlight Award
In 2017 HELOA launched the Group Spotlight award to celebrate the fantastic work which takes
places within our HELOA Groups.
The awards were back in 2019, we received three nominations which were excellent. In 2019 the
group spotlight award was sponsored by UK University search.
Congratulations to the 2020 Winner: HELOA North West & Northern
The North West & Northern Ireland HELOA Mentoring Scheme was formed to support the
professional and personal progression of new and experienced members by creating relationships to
exemplify mentee knowledge and skills, as well as simultaneously developing mentors’ abilities in
leadership and support, amongst other aspects.
Our 16 relationships have resulted in over 50 interactions; many members are exploring or have
progressed into new opportunities. It is peer led, entirely cost-free and uses a detailed skills and
experience-based matching system. A handbook and learning materials were developed to support
those involved and the mid-year review was resoundingly positive from every single relationship.
Great developments are planned for 2020.
Thank you for the other nomination from HELOA Wales
In May 2019, the HELOA Wales Committee organised and delivered the second HELOA Wales
residential training conference. The two-day event was held at Bangor University and attracted
delegates from all 8 of Wales’ universities and its conservatoire. A variety of organisations delivered
insightful and engaging training sessions, including; UCAS, CACHE, AQA, Student Loan Company,
Seren Network and HELOA Scotland. Carolyn Parry’s ‘The Changing World of Work, Training and
Careers’ was the programme highlight, with many delegates noting how invaluable it was to have
the opportunity to discuss issues facing the sector with colleagues in person. A huge thank you to all
speakers and delegates who made this such a fantastic event.

Further information is available from training@heloa.ac.uk