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LGBT+ Students Conference 2017 - Notice of Conference

Monday 19-12-2016 - 17:03

NUS welcomes your participation at our annual LGBT+ Students Conference taking place 8-9 March 2017. The process of Nomination and Motion submission is now open. 

Who can attend?

LGBT+ Students Representatives from across the UK. Each Union is has a delegate entitlement as outlined here. Delegate places will cost an amount to be announced once a venue has been set. 

Why should you come along?

-  Make Policy

Policy for the Campaign is decided upon at LGBT+ students conference. Throughout the year, the LGBT+ Students Campaign works to represent, extend and defend the rights of LGBT+ students.

This year’s priorities included: 

  • Developing regional activist networks
  • Developing and disseminating an Education Charter to benchmark LGBT+ provision in FE and HE
  • Working with organisations and doing research into LGBT+ physical and mental abuse, particularly in relation to parental estrangement
  • Understanding the issues for LGBT+ sex workers
  • Lobby against NHS cuts which affect gender identity clinics and other LGBT+ services
  • Working with the International Students campaign to support and campaign on the issues surrounding LGBT+ asylum seekers.

Each union can submit 4 motions to conference. Read through LGBT+ Students Live Policy for some ideas. The Motions Deadline is 20th January 2017 at 1pm. 

- Stand for Election

The elected national LGBT+ students committee act as representatives of LGBT+ students. The Current Officers are Melantha Chittenden and Noorulann Shahid. The nominations deadline for the full-time LGBT+ students officers is 18th Janary at 12noon, and the LGBT+ Students Committee will be elected at the conference.

- Learn and Collaborate 

Delegates can attend workshops to build campaigns together. Past workshops have included 'Family estrangement and its impact on students', 'National Ugly Mugs: ending violence against sex workers' and 'Pride and the Prejudice in Education'. 

- NUS LGBT+ Students Campaign 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 a 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.

Find Out More about LGBT+ Students Conference on the LGBT+ Students Conference Hub

If you require Additional Information about this conference please contact governanceteam@nus.org.uk

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