5 Reasons to attend the CEO Networking Event

Tuesday 13-11-2018 - 12:00

In January 2019, Chief Executives, General Managers and Senior Managers from across the country will gather in Cardiff for the CEO Networking Event. 

The CEO Networking Event will take place at Cardiff Students' Union on 23-24 January 2019. Applications close on 8 January at noon, so be quick and book your place.

This national event provides a space for peers in CEOs, General Managers and deputy roles across higher education Students’ Unions to build relationships, broaden our understanding of the sector context we are working in, and identify opportunities to learn from each other. You can read the agenda below and sign up here.



Below are the top 5 reasons why you should attend:

(You can also read the article in Welsh here)


1. Networking

The event is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with staff from across the UK, to share best practice and foster collaborative working. There’ll be the opportunity for delegates to network both formally as part of the programme and informally.


2. Share good practice                                      

We are stronger when we share best practices and come together. Connect with your peers and share your innovative ideas straight from your Students’ Unions.


3. Listen to inspirational speakers

We are working hard to secure some fantastic keynote speakers and we will be revealing who they are soon. Your keynote speakers will also be joined by NUS’ Interim CEO Peter Robertson. We hope you’ll leave with a renewed sense of purpose at the beginning of the New Year!


4. Discuss sector challenges

Throughout the event, there will be an opportunity for you to discuss with colleagues our current sector challenges with experts in a safe space, you'll obtain useful knowledge that you can take back to your union.


5. Take advantage of the workshops on offer

There will be a range of workshops on offer to get you thinking about strategy, challenge conventional thinking, and generate new ideas.


We’ve heard from a number of Chief Executives in the movement, who told us about their experience of attending the 2018 CEO Networking Event:


‘It was very positive to see a proper welcome included to demonstrate our commitment to a collective NUS and those who attended seemed to give great feedback on this. I found the opening Q&A panel very enlightening and welcomed the opportunity to hear from sector leaders and observers on the context and challenges for the sector. I would certainly welcome as much of this as possible in terms of impact on Students’ Unions and our work. I enjoyed the discussions on governance and governance support and of course the networking piece is absolutely crucial at these events.’

Jacqui Clements – Chief Executive, Warwick Students’ Union


‘This event was a great opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities we face as Senior Managers of Students’ Unions as well attending a number of workshops from colleagues and NUS on key issues. I found the session where we offered good practice from our own Unions to colleagues extremely useful and it reinforced that we are one movement that is here to help one another.’

Matt Webber - General Manager, Leeds Trinity Students’ Union


The CEO Networking Event is open to Chief Executives, General Managers and Senior Managers, and will take place at Cardiff Students' Union on 23-24 January 2019. Read the agenda and book your place.



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