The Global Student Leadership Summit is less than a month away! We now have over 60 delegates confirmed, representing national students’ unions in over 40 different countries across 6 continents (sorry Antarctica!). With such a broad and diverse group of student leaders coming together in London, and considerable time and resources invested, we want engagement and discussions to start now.
The online hub for the summit is live now at www.globalstudentleadership.org – this is where preliminary discussions will take place, and also where those who are not attending the summit can view a live stream of the keynote speeches. We encourage all NUS member unions to log on to the site on 18-21 Sept and watch some inspirational speeches from leading international figures in politics, industry and academia. There will also be a digital conference happening simultaneously via the Facebook Page and Twitter hashtags #GSLsummit and #GlobalStudentLeaders. Follow @GSLsummit for live Tweets from the floor.
Notable speakers include:
Edna Adan Ismail, Former Foreign Minister of Somaliland
Camila Vallejo, Vice President, University of Chile Student Federation (FECH)
Professor Phil Levy, Deputy Chief Executive (Academic), Higher Education Academy
Isabelle Turmaine, Director, Information Centre and Communication Services, International Association of Universities
Dr Manja Klemencic, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Centre for Education Policy Studies, University of Ljubljana
Janez Potocnik, European Commissioner for the Environment
Jane Davidson, Director, Institute for Sustainable Practice, Innovation and Resource Efficiency (INSPIRE)
Ken Webster, Head of Learning, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
David Hayman, Chief Operating Officer, Spirit Aid
Lord Bates, Member of the House of Lords
Pete Hodkinson, President, New Zealand Union of Student Associations (NZUSA)
Awaah Fred, Secretary General, All Africa Students Union (AASU)
This promises to be a momentous event, which for many delegates will involve their first trip to the UK. We hope it will kick start further student union activity at the global level, and your participation in the digital conference will help with this.
Log on to www.globalstudentleadership.org now for further information!