Find NUS at Labour, Conservative and SNP party conferences

Friday 23-09-2016 - 16:29

We’ll be at Labour, Conservative and SNP party conferences over the coming weeks, where we’ll be speaking to delegates about the issues which matter to students and making sure education is on the agenda.  

NUS will be hosting fringe events during Labour, Conservative and SNP party conferences once again this year.

During these fringes, NUS, alongside MPs and leading sector experts, will be driving discussions on a number of issues affecting students including access to education, Prevent and Brexit. 

Here’s a schedule of where we’ll be and when:

Labour party conference

'What does Brexit mean for universities, students and the government’s higher education agenda?'

NUS and the association of modern universities, MillionPlus, have joined forces to ask the important question of what Brexit will do to higher education, and what it means for the government’s HE Bill.

When: Monday 26 September (5.30pm – 6.30pm)
Where: Room 2G, the ACC, Liverpool (inside the secure zone)
Hosts: NUS, MillionPlus and LabourList
Speakers: Gordon Marsden MP (Shadow HE Minister); Roberta Blackman-Woods MP (Chair, APPG on Universities); Malia Bouattia (President, NUS); Prof. Dave Phoenix (Chair, MillionPlus)

'Challenging Prevent: how the Prevent duty demonises students and communities'

NUS is hosting an event with leading politicians and students personally targeted by the government’s Prevent agenda.

When: Tuesday 27 September (2.30pm – 3.30pm)
Where: Room 11C, the ACC, Liverpool (inside the secure zone)

Hosts: NUS
Speakers: Yasmin Qureshi MP; Malia Bouattia (President, NUS); Rob Goodfellow, (President, UCU); Rahmaan Mohammadi (student)

Conservative party conference

'Reform or revolution? Has the government got it right for universities and students in a post-Brexit world?'

NUS and MillionPlus, the association for modern universities, will be asking the government directly whether their reforms will really be in the best interests of students and universities.

When: Tuesday 4 October (10am – 11am)
Where: ConservativeHome marquee (inside the secure zone)
Hosts: NUS, MillionPlus and ConservativeHome
Speakers: Jo Johnson MP (Universities Minister); Ben Howlett (Vice Chair, APPG on Students); Sorana Vieru (Vice President (Higher Education), NUS); Dave Phoenix (Chair, MillionPlus)

SNP conference

'Universities, colleges and students: promoting access and life chances in Holyrood and Westminster'

NUS will be in Glasgow for the SNP conference to ask what the SNP can do to promote social mobility through HE and FE, from Holyrood and Westminster.

When: Friday 14 October (12.30pm – 1.30pm)
Where: Inspiration 1, the Village Hotel

Hosts by: NUS and MillionPlus
Speakers: Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP (HE Minister, Scottish Government); Carol Monaghan MP (SNP Education lead); Vonnie Sandlan (President, NUS Scotland); Malia Bouattia (President, NUS); Clive Mulholland (Principal, University of the Highlands and Islands); Shirley Atkinson (Vice Chancellor, University of Sunderland)

If you’re planning to attend either of these party conference fringe events, please come and find us for a chat!


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