Higher education conference 2014

27 February 2014 8:30am–4:00pm

The Brighton Centre

A full list of conference decisions will be published here shortly.

The national conference of UNISON’s higher education service group, to discuss issues and set policy affecting members in higher education.

Venue and accommodation

The Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR

The venue

For more than 30 years, the council-run Brighton Centre has been a favourite UK venue for exhibitions, conferences, trade fairs, public shows, product launches, banquets and live entertainment. For more information, see the Brighton Centre’s website.

Travel arrangements

Branches are asked to book all travel arrangements for conference through Stewart Corporate Travel. Travel application forms are attached to the conference guide.

Travel costs for delegates will be funded nationally; travel costs for visitors must be paid for by the branch.

Branches are responsible for funding their delegates’ and visitors’ attendance at conference. Subsistence should cover the cost of accommodation, meals, childcare, dependent care and facilitation.


Branches are encouraged to arrange accommodation through VisitBrighton. Using this booking service supports the work of our members in local government and ensures our continuing ability, as a not-for-profit organisation, to secure preferential rates for our conference venues.

A dedicated website is now available for attendees to book their hotel rooms for the conference online: http://resweb.passkey.com/go/uhec14

You can also telephone VisitBrighton on 01273 292 626.

Download the 2014 higher education conference hotel list and booking form for accommodation


Conference Motions