2017 AACUHO Conference

The ADES team recently travelled to Hobart to attend the 2017 Australasian Association of College and University Housing Officers (AACUHO) StarRez conference.

The conference brings together numerous staff from across Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the world to further enhance the university residential living experience of students.

ADES were honored to be named the 2017 AACUHO Business Partner of the Year. Our team continues to be inspired and motivated by the incredible staff and students throughout the university residential sector. Without your support and honest feedback this award would not have been possible. Thank you to everyone who has given ADES the opportunity to provide our services to your respective residential sites, we look forward to working collaboratively with you all for many more years to come.

During the week ADES promoted the #MyMorningsMatter program. #MyMorningsMatter is designed to increase well being of staff and residents by using our mornings more positively, which results in greater outcomes throughout the day.

More than 10% of the AACUHO delegates joined the ADES staff at 6:45am each morning for the #MyMorningsMatter program. Activities provided included a walk, run, gym session or yoga. Delegates attending the #MyMorningsMatter reported how the program increased their mood and had a positive flow on effect throughout the rest of their day.

On Thursday morning ADES presented to 40 delegates about mental well being and the different strategies and coping mechanisms for residents and staff. The session was inspiring, motivational and engaging. Mick, National Service Director ADES, discussed his own journey with mental illness, weight loss, diet, exercise and how to move forward to achieve goals.

ADES would like to thank the AACUHO committee for the opportunity to once again be part of the AACUHO conference. Furthermore we would like to personally thank everyone who attended this year’s AACUHO conference. We look forward to catching up with all of you throughout the rest of 2017.

Posted on May 23, 2017 .