Women in Leadership

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  • Women in LeadershipHoliday Inn Sheffield, Victoria Station Road, Sheffield, S4 7YE Tuesday 26-01-2016 - 10:00 until Tuesday 26-01-2016 - 17:00

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Women in Leadership

Registration for this event has now closed. Please contact events@nus.org.uk


‘A really good day! Having women only events is really valuable and exciting. It makes a real difference being able to have discussions in a safe space’ Women in Leadership Conference delegate, 2014

Start 2016 feeling inspired and gaining key skills for your leadership development by attending the NUS Women in Leadership Conference. This conference is NUS’ biggest event for women in the student movement and is part of our work to support women’s leadership.

NUS recognises that there is a lack of women in leadership roles throughout society. Although women are overrepresented in the student movement itself, when it comes to positions of power and steering the movement, women fair less, especially women from liberation backgrounds. This is why we are committed to recognising intersectionality in our work.

The overarching aim of the conference is to enable women to understand the importance of women’s leadership and provide leadership tools to women officers and staff to enable them to reach their full leadership potential.

This conference has been designed as an unrivalled opportunity to network with like-minded women that will give you the chance and space to:

  • explore the importance of women’s leadership in the student movement;

  • hear from an inspiring keynote speaker Laura Bates;

  • develop leadership skills through a range of workshops; and

  • provide strategies to overcome barriers for women in leadership.

Many delegates use the networking opportunity and information from the conference not only to develop their own leadership but to also empower and develop other women in their own unions.

Who can attend?

The event is for women who are:

  • Full time officers

  • Part time officers

  • Women’s officers

  • Student representatives (course reps, clubs and societies, union council, etc.)

  • Permanent staff

  • CEO or GMs

  • Trustees

  • Any women who are aspiring to pursue leadership roles in the student movement

Delegation Entitlement

You are now eligiable to register additional delegates for this event, regardless of the original entitlement.


 This is a popular event and to avoid disappointment, please book your places as early as possible.  Close of Registration has been extended to 9.00 am on 15th January 2016 .


26 January 2016

Registration: 9.00

Conference begins: 10.00

Conference closes: 17.30

Venue: Holiday Inn Sheffield, Victoria Station Road, Sheffield, S4 7YE  


£79 (excl. VAT) per delegate*

We also have a limited number of bursary places for FE and small and specialist unions at £59 (excl. VAT)

*This cost includes lunch, refreshments and event materials

Conference agenda:

Keynote Speakers

Laura Bates and Siana Bangura


Intersectional networking sessions

As women we have multiple identities and the intersectional networking sessions are an opportunity to meet and network with other women with a shared identity and discuss ideas, challenges and solutions to common concerns. There will networking sessions for

  • Black women

  • Disabled women

  • LGBT women

  • FE women

  • Chief executives and senior leaders

  • Open session (this is open to any woman)

Knowledge sessions

There will also be an opportunity for delegates to attend three practical knowledge-sharing sessions, exploring the following themes:

  • How to build successful networks

  • Healthy productivity

  • Women and elections

  • Understanding your leader identity

  • Tackling lad culture

  • Courageous conversations

  • Intersectional feminism


Venue : Holiday Inn Sheffield, Victoria Station Road, Sheffield, S4 7YE

Type Learning & Development

Start date Tuesday 26-01-2016 - 10:00

End date Tuesday 26-01-2016 - 17:00

Capacity 370

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