Thursday 23 August - Glasgow Caledonian University





Welcome, opening remarks, and introduction to the Gathering

  • Liam McCabe, NUS Scotland President
  • Rachel Simpson, President, GCUSA
  • Linda Somerville, NUS Scotland Director



TOTUM is our revolutionary new extra product which will radically enhance students' time at college and university. Taking us well beyond just a discount card TOTUM will: be an engagement amplifier to let you reach more students more often, support students' associations' success by allowing new discount functionality across outlets coupled with better data, provide student ID, eventually allow students to manage their money directly from the app, and support great deals with partners so we can put pounds back in students' pockets and in our students' associations. At the opening of The Gathering you will have the opportunity to hear about this exciting new development for our movement


Short pitch sessions

During these short pitch sessions you’ll hear about the best of the student movement, all delivered through 10 minute talks. We're giving students' associations the chance to submit proposals for these sessions and we'll update the agenda once these are agreed.  These were a huge hit at the Gathering 2017, so prepareed to be inspired!


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.


Access break


Developing a strong and influential collective voice

Shakira Martin, NUS UK President


The importance of grassroots organising in developing a strong and influential collective voice




Workshop Block A

These interactive workshops will give you the chance to delve into some of the key issues affecting students and students' associations and what we can do locally, regionally and nationally to develp a strong and influential collective voice and to champion strong students' associations


Workshop Block A

Option 1

Option 2 Option 3 Option 4


Workshop Block B


Option 1

Option 2 Option3 Option 4 
15:45 Access break with tea and coffee

Workshop Block C - our priorities as a movement

  Student Mental Health Tackling gender-based violence on campus TOTUM


Move to the plenary room


Short pitch sessions


Closing remarks


Close of event


Dinner and evening entertainment