Tuesday 26-01-2016 - 15:12
This event is your chance to join other student association officers and staff to discuss all things student housing.
You’ll have the opportunity to hear from organisations working in the housing sector, get help to develop ideas and campaigns on student housing, and get updates on issues affecting student housing this year, including the Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill currently going through parliament.
The event will cover the implication of the Bill for students, how to engage with providers of purpose built student accommodation, discussing the case for rent controls, and how you can use the NUS Accommodation Costs research to argue for affordable halls on your campuses.
A full agenda can be found below. To book your place, or for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Housing is a Human Right: Developments in Student Accommodation and the Private Rented Sector
Monday 8th February 2016
The Napier Room, Norton Park Conference Centre, Edinburgh
10.00 Welcome and Introductions
10.15 An update on the private rented sector Housing Bill – Charlotte Britton, Development Consultant, NUS Scotland
11.00 Networking (tea and coffee available)
11.15 An Introduction to the Codes of Standards for Large Student Developments - Simon Kemp,
National Codes Administrator
12.00 Group Work
13.15 The National Codes Complaints Procedures - Simon Kemp, National Codes Administrator
13.45 Group Work
14.30 Networking (tea and coffee available)
14:45 The Case for Rent Controls – Living Rent Campaign
15.15 The NUS Accommodation Costs Survey - Fleur Priest-Stephens, NUS UK
16.00 Closing Remarks