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What Matters to Us

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Event Details
Ayrshire College (Kilmarnock Campus)
Hill Street


'What Matters to Us' is a national conference for final year HN students destined for a career in social care and early years and for staff in these subject areas.

This event will provide opportunities for you to hear from inspiring speakers and take part in topical workshops at this key point in students’ transition. The conference has an eye to the future, with key themes around person-centred and person-led care, and on the key skills of leadership and partnership-working which will equip all future practitioners to provide more holistic support.

The day will provide inspiration from service users and carers on their hopes for the future of care and support. There will also be opportunities to come together with peers, on exciting workshop topics, and take part in discussions. Over lunch there will be a marketplace of stalls, supporting your career development, and allowing you to grab some useful materials!

This conference is partnership between Iriss, the Scottish Social Services Council, College Development Network, Early Years Scotland, the ALLIANCE, University of the West of Scotland and representatives from the college sector, including our host for the day, Ayrshire College.

Participants will be able to apply for a SSSC Open Badge in recognition of their attendance and learning from the day. This can also be used by staff for CPD/post-registration training and learning requirements.

To ensure that we can accommodate all colleges, we have a reserve of up to 10 places per college, until Friday 1 March. Thereafter, places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

This is a free conference. However, we expect student travel costs be covered colleges. We encourage you to take public transport where practical.

If colleges are planning to bring a mini bus for the conference then they should contact Gordon McLaren, Estates Team Leader at Ayrshire College Kilmarnock Campus to arrange parking. His email is Gordon.McLaren@ayrshire.ac.uk