The University of Dundee hosted the above conference on Tuesday 10 November 2009 at West Park Conference Centre.

About the conference

The Conference was designed to inspire debate about mediation within Higher and Further Education in Scotland.

Over 130 delegates from over 47 different institutions from around Scotland attended the event which was held in association with Scottish Mediation NetworkUniversities Scotland,Scotland's CollegesSTUC and the Scottish Funding Council

Delegates who participated in the workshops during the day included:

  • Members of Governing Bodies
  • Student Support Officers
  • Managers
  • HR Officers
  • Trade Union Representatives
  • Student Union Representatives
  • Legal Representatives

Opening addresses

The first opening address was given by Mark Batho, Chief Executive, Scottish Funding Council.

Attached is a copy of the second opening address which was given by Ewan Malcolm, Patron, Scottish Mediation Network on "The potential of mediation to transform dispute resolution" along with his PowerPoint presentation.


Seven workshops were held during the day and details regarding each one is available to download.

Video clip

A short video clip from the conference is now available to view.

Further Information

Further information regarding the conference is also available in the attached flyer and conference booklet.


We would like to thank all those who attended the conference, the speakers, the workshop facilitators, the staff at West Park Conference Centre and also a special thank you to the conference organiser, Mr Martin Gribbon.