Programme

Thursday 17 August - Glasgow Caledonian University

 

09:15

Registration

10:00

Welcome, opening remarks, and introduction to the Gathering

  • Luke Humberstone, NUS Scotland President
  • Kevin Campbell, President, GCUSA
  • Linda Somerville, NUS Scotland Director

10:30

Keynote speaker

Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science

11:00

Getting to know you: speed networking!

To build our collective voice we first need to get to know each other to find out more about our ideas and interests. This is the start of building our movement and strengthening our collective voice. This will be an opportunity – speed style – to meet lots of new people at the event, find out where they’re from and what they do, and to share your ideas for the year ahead.

11:45

Access break

12:00

NUS UK: We are 7 million students

Shakira Martin, NUS National President

12:15

Our plans for the year ahead

NUS Scotland’s full-time officers will introduce their plans for the year ahead and how students’ associations can get involved in them.

13:15

Lunch

14:00

Short pitch sessions

During these short pitch sessions we’ll hear about work across the student movement to change students’ lives. In this session we’ll hear from:

  • Big Rent Campaign – University of Stirling Students’ Union
  • Project Myopia – University of Edinburgh

14:25

Developing a strong and influential collective voice

Simon Blake, NUS Chief Executive

14:40

Move to workshops

14:50

Workshop Block A

TransEDU: Supporting trans and gender diverse students

Turning climate action into student opportunities

‘I sent an email but no one responded’: Apprentice engagement in the real world

Scottish Campaigns and Representation Staff Network

15:50

Access break with tea and coffee

16:10

Workshop Block B

 

Let’s talk about student mental health

Engagement with purpose – a data-driven approach

Increasing voter turnout and engagement in democracy

Tackling hate crime on campus

17:10

Move to the plenary room

17:20

Short pitch sessions

During these short pitch sessions we’ll hear about work across the student movement to change students’ lives. In this session we’ll hear from:

  • Feminism 101 – NUS Scotland Women’s campaign
  • Student Carers – University of Strathclyde

17:45

Closing remarks

18:00

Close of the day

19:30

Dinner and evening entertainment

 

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