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New Practitioners’ Conference

We’re pleased to announce that the next New Practitioners’ Conference will take place on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th May 2024 at the Crowne Plaza in Leeds.

This conference will be a great opportunity for those who are new or returning to the sector to build networks with other Higher Education professionals, share best practice, and to learn about and discuss topics which are currently affecting the sector. The conference features a packed schedule, which will be highly relevant to anyone currently starting their career journey in Higher Education.

Conference Programme 2024

Have a look at the May 2024 programme below:

Conference Prices 2024

The prices for the May New Practitioners’ Conference are as follows:


Full residential package: £310

Non-residential plus: £195

Non-residential package: £150


Full residential package: £360

Non-residential plus: £245

Non-residential package: £200

Please note we are exempt from VAT so the above prices are final.

  • Full Residential package – Includes Thursday night accommodation with evening meal on Thursday, lunch on Thursday & Friday and breakfast Friday morning
  • Non-residential plus package – Includes lunch Thursday & Friday, evening meal on Thursday but does NOT include accommodation
  • Non-residential package – Includes lunch Thursday & Friday, but does NOT includes accommodation or dinner on Thursday evening


Bookings are now closed as the conference has reached full capacity.

We are now operating a waiting list for delegate places so if you are interested in being added to this, please email training@heloa.ac.uk.

Bookings can be made without having raised a Purchase Order at the time of booking, however a Purchase Order will need to have been provided by 15th May, and it is not necessary to wait for your HELOA membership to be fully processed before you complete the booking, as long as you have started the process by 15th May. Please also note that we are unable to accept payments by credit card. 

Please note that once you have booked a place at the HELOA New Practitioners’ Conference, we require a minimum of 14 days notice to cancel your place. Any cancellations received less than 14 days before the event, will still be charged for in fullIf you are no longer able to attend, you are able to send another representative from your institution to fill the place. To cancel your place, request to send a representative from your institution, or for any other enquiries, please contact Oliver Speke at Training@heloa.ac.uk.