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Registration for Students’ Unions 2016 is now open!

Tuesday 03-05-2016 - 10:55

Held over Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 July 2016 at the BT Convention Centre in Liverpool Students' Unions 2016 is NUS' flagship event bringing together staff and officers from across the movement for two days of workshops, networking and interactive sessions, culminating in the sensational NUS Awards 2016.

Students' Unions 2016 will be an exciting educational and inspirational conference that brings together the student movement to celebrate success, learn from other unions and campaigning organisations, challenge conventional thinking and generate new ideas, foster collaborative working and will create a renewed sense of purpose for new leadership teams at the beginning of the new academic year. Its entire purpose is to give you insight and tools to take back to your Students’ Unions.

We specifically took the decision that the theme for Students’ Unions 2016 will be Championing Equality & Building Inclusive Students' Unions and we have a number of exciting workshops to explore how we can make the students’ movement as open, inclusive, accessible and effective for all of the students we represent. I am genuinely excited about how we can take the student movement on a journey in how we support Students’ Unions to champion equality, be better and more inclusive.

I’m excited to announce that sessions we have confirmed include:

•    #Antisocialmedia – how the student movement can lead the way in reclaiming the internet
•    Building a global student community and researching international student experience 
•    Take a stand creating inclusive and accessible sport with BUCS

You’ll be able to see the programme for the event on the Students’ Unions 2016 website.

We have two remarkable keynote speakers that will be at the event - Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, founder of UK Black Pride and Trustee of LGBT charity Stonewall and Tanni Grey-Thompson, 11-time Paralympic Gold-Medallist and member of the House of Lords. They will be speaking about how the students’ movement can play a key role in shaping the world around us to be inclusive, accessible and liberated in the work that we do in equality and diversity. We are not expecting everyone to turn up (or even leave) knowing everything, but to come with an open mind and readiness to debate and learn!

You will also be able to reserve your accommodation from a range of options close to the Convention Centre.

Richard Brooks
(still) Vice President Union Development

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