Last night I received confirmation for my place at the Black Students’ Winter Conference taking place this weekend – woohoo!
The event organised by the National Union of Students (NUS) will be held at the Institute of Education in London from Saturday 30th November – Sunday 1st December 2013.
This conference will be a great opportunity for some of my concerns as a black student to be addressed with a broad range of seminar and workshop topics.
On the agenda includes:
Black Women workshop
Fighting for Black representation in education & academia
Black Mental Health
Stop and Search
Black communities and the media
International Peace Justice
Student Assembly Against Austerity
Strong anti-racism campaigning on campus
Running effective Black clubs and societies
Not to mention the perfect platform to network and meet like-minded students. Who knows, I could end up a less frustrated student by the end of the week!
Look out for my report of the event coming soon.
Special thanks to Shelly Asquith, UAL Students Union (STUARTS) President, who responded to my #tweets about my concern of the lack of representation in my students union. Shelly was kind enough to meet me for a chat and registered me for the Black Students’ Conference.
Do you know who represents you at your university? Get in touch with your Student Union reps!
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