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Conference 2024

Will be held on 6th March to 8th March 2024 at

Venue Crowne Plaza Nottingham

Crowne Plaza Nottingham

The Crowne Plaza Nottingham Hotel, Wollaton Street, Nottingham, NG1 5RH .

In the heart of Nottingham city centre, Crowne Plaza Nottingham features on-site parking and a stylish restaurant. The Royal Centre is a 2-minute walk away. The rooms have a work desk, laptop safe and Wi-Fi access.

All rooms feature air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with on-demand movies, and the modern bathrooms have free toiletries.

The Lace Maker Restaurant serves a full buffet style breakfast.

Guests can enjoy the Urban Escape Spa, which features a swimming pool, Hot tub® and steam room. There are also gym facilities and beauty treatments offered.

Here’s what else you can look forward to:

Property Location

Crowne Plaza Nottingham is a 5-minute walk from the Victoria Shopping Centre. The University of Nottingham is 1.5 miles away.

Room Features & highlights

  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hairdryer, iron & board
  • 24 hour in-room dining service
  • Complimentary tea & coffee
  • Flat screen television

On-Site Pool

Indoor pool hours: 7:30 am – 9:00 pm

On-Site Fitness Centre

Hours: 6:30 am – 9:00 pm

Urban Escape Spa is the perfect place to relax & unwind. Keep trim & fit in the gymnasium or unwind by the poolside in the stunning steam room, Jacuzzi and pool.

Free Weights
Stationary Bicycle

On-Site Spa
Relax and unwind in our modern and contemporary Urban Escape Spa. Our facilities include an indoor pool, Fitness Centre, steam room and Jacuzzi for those looking to truly get away from it all and leave the hectic world out side.

The Hotel is located just a 15-minute walk from Nottingham railway station.

Parking & Transportation

  • Car Parking Available
  • Complimentary Daily Self-Parking is not available
  • Self-Parking Fee: 16 GBP
  • Valet Parking is not available
  • 600 space car park adjacent to the hotel with direct access by lift parking is chargeable at £16 per 24 hours for residents only. Alternatively, £4.50 up to two hours, £7.00 up to four hours, £8 up to six hours and £16 up to 24 hours.

This year’s awards dinner will be held at the Hotel


We will start with welcome drinks at 7pm

Seating for dinner will begin at 7.30pm

Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar, University of Nottingham

Dr Paul Greatrix is Registrar at the University of Nottingham, a post he was appointed to in January 2007.

As Registrar he is responsible to the President and Vice-Chancellor for the academic administration of the University. As well as being Secretary to the statutory bodies of the University and a member of the University Executive Board, the Registrar manages the provision of a broad range of professional services for prospective students, current students and staff.

Prior to joining the University of Nottingham he held a number of roles at the University of Warwick including Acting Registrar. Before joining Warwick in 1998 he was at the University of East Anglia for six years, where he worked on quality matters, and Staffordshire University.

Paul read English Language at the University of Edinburgh, and holds a PhD from the School of Education at the University of East Anglia.

He is currently Honorary Secretary of AHUA, the Association of Heads of University Administration, and President of HUMANE, the Heads of University Management and Administration Network in Europe.

He used to blog regularly on Wonkhe but now dabbles with podcasts instead.

The conference is open to members of HEBCoN only. If you are a member please choose which package you wish to book from the options below. (VAT not applicable)

Member Package 1: 7th to 8th March 2024

£375 if booked before 31st Dec 2023

£400 if booked from 1st Jan 2024

Includes 1.5 days conference , gala dinner and one night’s accommodation on the night of Thursday 8th March.

£400.00 BOOK NOW


Member Package 2: 6th to 8th March 2024

£550 if booked before 31st Dec 2023

£575 if booked from 1st Jan 2024

Includes 1.5 days conference, buffet dinner on 1st night (Wednesday), gala dinner (Thursday)and two nights’ accommodation on the nights of Wednesday 6th and Thursday 8th March.

£575.00 BOOK NOW

Accommodation will be at

The Crowne Plaza Hotel Nottingham

Cancellation Policy:

From 31st Jan 2024 to 16th Feb 2024 – half delegate rate is payable

From 17th February 2024 full rate is payable but transferable to another delegate

Booking instructions

When you have booked a conference place, you will have the option to pay by credit card or BACS. If you are paying by BACS you will be sent an email with your invoice – please pass this to your finance department. If you need us to reissue the invoice please email us at: [email protected]

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