Last Week (9 - 13 July)
Monday 9 July
Demonstration outside the Home Office
Vicki Baars Vice President Union Development and Daniel Stevens, International Students’ Officer attended a demonstration outside the Home Office organised by the Migrants Rights Network and the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants against the Government's proposed changes to the family migration system. Contact email@example.com for more info.
Tuesday 10 July
John Hayes' Ministerial Advisory Panel
Toni Pearce, Vice President Further Education and Gemma Painter, Head of Further Education attended the advisory panel to comment and advise on the government's plans for a Guild for FE, a new chartered status for colleges and training providers, and the concessions to the 24+ Advanced Learning Loans policy. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Wednesday 11 July
All Parliamentary Party Group on Migration
Lewis Cooper, Political Strategy Assistant and Daniel Stevens, International Students’ Officers attended a meeting organised by the APPG on Migration on the impact of the Government's immigration policies on the Commonwealth. Contact email@example.com for more info.
Welsh Government Qualifications Evidence Day
Raechel Mattey, NUS Wales Deputy President, and Kieron Rees, Policy Officer, presented students' views on proposed changes to the qualifications available for 14-19 year olds to the review board. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Thursday 12 July
UKCISA Annual Conference
Daniel Stevens, International Students Officer attended UKCISA's annual conference and spoke on the challenges of opportunities of international education in the UK where he outlined the priorities of the International Students Campaign for the upcoming year. Contact email@example.com for more info.
Ofsted Annual Learning and Skills Lecture
Gemma Painter, Head of Further Education attended this lecture to comment on Ofsted's plans for involving learners in the new inspection framework for further education. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) Board
Liam Burns, National President attended the HEFCE Board, the governing body of the Higher Education Funding Council in England, which distributes funding to universities and allocates number of students a university can recruit, within the context of the new HE funding regime. Contact email@example.com for more info.
Next Week (23 - 27 July)
Monday 23 July
NUS is holding the first meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) for the 2012/13 academic year. The NEC is responsible for holding officers to account and for setting NUS’s interim policy between National Conferences. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
SUEI Accreditation Panel
Ben Ward, Head of Caritable Services and Karen Edwards, Charity Programmes Manager will be attending to scrutinise the evidence contained in the audit reports relating to 8 students' unions and will ultimately decide on whether to grant them a SUEI Award and if so at what level. Contact Karen.email@example.com for more info.
Monday 23 – 25 July
The newly elected NUS-USI Regional Executive Committee will be attending this regional summer training event along with newly elected students’ union officers from Queen's University Belfast, University of Ulster, Stranmillis University College and St Mary's University College. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Thursday 26 July
NUS-USI extra-ordinary conference
NUS-USI Students’ Union Officers and Regional Executive Committee will be attending an extra-ordinary conference at the NUS-USI premises to ratify the recently appointed NUS-USI Lay Advisory Board. Contact email@example.com for more info.
Friday 27 July
Universities and Colleges Union
Liam Burns (National President), Vic Langer (Deputy Director of Policy & Delivery, Jim Dickinson (Director of Policy and Delivery) will be discussing joint work and issues between NUS and UCU, including #Demo2012 and sector pay/pension negotiations. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.