Thank you to all Members who participated in our Annual Conference held in March. As you know, the program centred around this year’s theme ‘Disruption – Creator of Opportunities’ and our speakers delivered on this to equip you with strategies to build a better future – not only in the higher education sector but society more broadly. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.
If you were unable to join us at the Annual Conference, you can access full session recordings on our website.
In other news, Dianne Allen has joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director. Currently, Dianne is the University Secretary for the Vice Chancellor’s Office at the University of Newcastle, as well as being a member of the University’s Executive Committee, and has a thorough understanding of the Higher Education sector and the risks Members face. We look forward to having Dianne’s expertise and insights on the Board.
We also bid farewell to our Manager of Broking Services and Strategy, Peter Klemt, who has recently resigned from his position. Peter has decided to take a career break after more than 35 years of continuous work. He will be with us until mid-July, so it’s very much business as usual for now. We wish Peter all the best for the future. And we have commenced our process to fill the gap – more news on this in coming weeks.
Did you attend our latest webinar on cyber security and incident response? Hosted by AXA XL and Crawford & Co, the webinar provided strategies to help you respond and recover from cyber breaches. If you missed out on the live webinar, watch the recording here.
Unimutual’s Members have long been at the forefront of climate change related research and are now translating that knowledge into pragmatic and innovative energy generation and storage strategies; all part of a sector wide push toward energy independent campuses and net zero emissions. To commemorate Earth Day on April 22, we explored some of the extraordinary projects our Members are driving to produce clean energy.
The 2022 Renewal Data Collection process has commenced and the Resure system in now available for Members to input renewal information for the 2022/23 renewal. Completion of Data Collection is due by 31 July. If you have any questions or require any assistance please contact Christine Cummings firstname.lastname@example.org 02 9250 2806 or Kerry French email@example.com 02 9250 2823.
An update on the 2022 Roadmap, which is well underway, we have over 20 projects which we are currently narrowing down to align with our capacity and be of most value for our Members and their Brokers. We will provide you with an overview of 2022 Roadmap during a webinar presentation and Q&A to be held on 31 May from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (AEST) when the management team will introduce you to each of their projects. Invitations to register will be emailed next week.
Hope to see you at the webinar.
Managing Director and Acting CEO
With the influx of new people coming onboard and being engaged with Unimutual we thought it would be beneficial to hold regular online introduction workshops. These online workshops will cater to those who are new to Unimutual and will cover topics including Member services, protections, claims service and more. If you are interested in participating in a workshop, please send your details to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive further information on the timing of the workshops.
Unimutual Property Valuation Guidelines have been recently updated and are available to download here.
The Guidelines have been developed to assist in creating uniformity and consistency in the declaration of member assets for protection. They can be used by Members when providing a scope of work to their chosen professional valuer. The guidelines do not prescribe any specific valuation methodology and are used as a guide only.
We have all seen the devastating effect of the floods in Northern NSW and South-East Queensland. Our first claim was notified on the afternoon of Saturday 26 February and others were notified in the following days. Despite difficulties relating to road closures and access to campuses, we had a loss adjuster on the ground, assessing damage on Monday morning. We have claims from five Members in South-East Queensland and one in Northern NSW.
Read more here.
Climate change is top of the agenda on a global scale, and one of the most important strategies to slow the pace of global warming is to reduce the burning of fossil fuel and CO2 emissions. There is quite an expectation that Australian universities should be the vanguard in developing sustainable, innovative energy systems and solutions through their research endeavours, in the fight against global warming. Read more here.
Futurist Dr Bruce McCabe joined us for the 2022 Annual Conference to help us think expansively and optimistically about technologies that change our world. With a PhD in organisation and technological innovation as well as 30 years of experience travelling and exploring how people innovate and adopt new technology, he is well equipped to teach us how to reconsider ‘disruption’ and use it to our advantage. Watch the full presentation here.
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