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Everything you need to know about NUS Womens Conference 2016

Wednesday 02-03-2016 - 12:27

We’re really excited to announce the details for NUS Women Students Conference, which takes place in Solihull this year. Read on for the interesting workshops and speakers you can expect over the three days and how to register your place.

Every year the NUS Womens Campaign brings together delegates from students’ unions over three days to elects the political leadership and policy for the coming year. 

Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend a variety of workshops during conference, to learn and develop a better understanding of some of the key campaigns the NUS Womens Campaign is currently working on.

Workshops this year include:

Tackling Lad Culture – NUS

In this session you will explore the barriers to tackling lad culture on your campuses and work with other delegates to identify some practical solutions to moving forward on your work.

 

Where are all the women? – Herstory

This is an interactive and creative workshop where you'll have the opportunity to dicuss the absence of women in our male, pale and stale curriculum, the effects it has and what students can do to challenge it.

 

Abortion Rights – British Pregnancy Advisory Service

This is an interactive workshop looking at the barriers to abortion access across the Uk and identifying how student groups can get involved in lobbying for reproductive justice.

 

Online activism and selfcare – Cindy, NUS Women’s Committee

In this session you will find out about effective online activism, what you can do to support other women from sexist trolling and techniques for selfcare when online. You will also find out more about the heartmob.org site.

 

Stand by me – Susuana Amoah, NUS Womens Officer

This is an opportunity to find out more about the Stand by Me campaign and how to support students and support and survivor support services. Learn more about the Zellick report and what you can do to get your institutions to change how they deal with cases of sexual harassment.

 

Tackling Lad Culture - NUS

In this session you will explore the barriers to tackling lad culture on your campuses and work with other delegates to identify some practical solutions to moving forward on your work.

 

Faith in Feminism – Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, Cambridge Women’s Campaign

In this workshop you will be able to hear about the specific challenges for women of Faith and will find out about how to work in solidarity with and support religious women on campus.

 

#Feelingmyself care Workshop – Susuana, NUS Women’s Officer

Fighting oppression can be exhausting and overwhelming, this workshop will allow you to learn how to look after yourself and how that in turn will contribute to stronger, more sustainable activism.

 

Strong Intersectional Campaigns – Midnight and Noorulann, NUS committee.

This session will allow you to create inclusive events and campaigns that put intersectionality at the heart of your work, rather than a tokenistic afterthought.

 

Queer Consent - Lilly, NUS Womens Committee Lesbian Rep

Here is an opportunity to explore consent from the intersection of LBT women, looking at issues for LBT women in Queer spaces and finding how power dynamics can impact relationships.

 

There will also be an Emoji Themed Fancy Dress Party 💃😺😄



NUS Womens Conference takes place from Tuesday 5 - Thursday 7 March 2016 in Solihull.
 

 

Nominations are now open for the annual Awards 

Each year dedicated students, officers and unions go the extra mile to improve the lives of students who define into one or more Liberation campaigns. This is chance to reward this work and best practice within universities and unions recognising the hard work unions and officers out in ensuring campaigns are effectively supporting the students they represent.

How to enter:

Please fill out this form you can submit as many nominations as you like for as many different awards / liberation campaigns.

The winners will be announced at the gala dinners of the campaigns’ annual conference.

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact Holly Townsend  

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