Registration open for Black Leaders Conference 2016

Monday 17-10-2016 - 14:35

We’re delighted to announce details for this year’s Black Leaders Conference, which takes place in London on Monday 5 December.

Black Leaders Conference 2016 - which follows on from last year’s inaugural event - will take place at the Holiday Inn London Regents Park on Monday 5 December and you can now book your place here.

Why we’re hosting this event

NUS recognises that there is a lack of ethnic diversity amongst staff and officers in the student movement and that this requires urgent attention.

In 2015, our Race Matters report revealed that Black staff are not only underrepresented at all levels, especially management and senior management roles, but that they are also facing a range of barriers including in their career development opportunities.

This event is a significant milestone in our Race Matters Strategy to challenge race inequality, increase Black representation and support Black leadership.

"A fantastic conference, the best run NUS event I have ever attended" – 2015 delegate


"It was amazing to see and meet so many positive and enthusiastic Black people" – 2015 delegate

Who can attend?

This conference is for Black* staff, officers and society representatives.

It will provide an opportunity for current and aspiring leaders to develop their leadership skills and be inspired to fulfill their potential as change agents. Delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • network with fellow Black staff, officers and society reps at separate network meetings;
  • develop leadership skills through a range of workshops;
  • hear from inspiring speakers on how to develop your leadership skills, overcome barriers and the importance of Black leadership in the student movement

You can find a full outline of each workshop happening here and information about delegate entitlement and costings for the conference here.

For further information about the conference please contact Mandeep Rupra-Daine (, NUS Equality & Diversity Consultant.


*Black is used an inclusive term to represent those from African, Arab, Asian, Caribbean, Latin and South American communities.



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