Aberystwyth to hold its first ever student conference


ABERYSTWYTH’ Students’ Union is to  take over the Arts Centre on the 30th January to hold a conference for students, based on the theme of what they would change about the University if they were the Vice-Chancellor.

The keynote speech is to be given by Stephanie Lloyd, President of the National Union of Students Wales, and the day will include skills sessions and workshops from graduate employers, policy development and debates as well as networking opportunities.

Also present at the conference will be Teach First,  Enterprise Rent-A-Car (who recruit graduates straight into their management scheme) and Carolyn Parry from the Uni careers department. Each of those will be hosting sessions on leading and managing teams and personal branding.

The day will finish with a reception to launch the 2014 Student-Led Teaching Awards, a ceremony where students can honour the staff for various accolades.

The Students' Union is to take over the Arrts Centre on 30th Jan  Photo Tomos Nolan

The Students’ Union is to take over the Arts Centre on 30th Jan
Photo Tomos Nolan

Grace Burton, Students’ Union Education Officer said: “I often tell people that I don’t like the University treating our students as passive customers; students are so much more than that. This conference will be all about students not just identifying problems, but coming to a consensus on how to fix them. Uptake has been overwhelming, which I think shows a real desire from the student body to become involved with how the University should be operating.

This will be a fantastic opportunity not just for developing our voice as the student body, but for the personal development of delegates.”

The conference, with few tickets left available, is expected to be one of the biggest of its’ kind in any UK university.

Spaces are still available for students to register for the conference, which can be done online at www.aberagenda.eventbrite.com.

More information can also be found by using the hashtags ‪#‎IGamydydd‬ and ‪#‎VCfortheday‬ on Twitter.