NUS Liberation Conference Agenda

Monday 01-03-2021 - 09:35

 The agenda for NUS Liberation Conference is below. The agenda is not finalized but the timings won’t change so you can plan your attendance. This will be updated further next week so keep checking our website 


Each day there are two main sessions. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. These will be one and a half hours long. In the agenda below you will see we have allocated two hours - this is just to make sure you have the time allocated in case there are any technical issues, so that if there is a delay we don't have to rush a session.

There are breaks between each session including a long lunch break.

In the main sessions there will be a short access break of 5 - 10 minutes in each session roughly halfway through.

Day One - Tuesday 23 March

9.00 - 9.30 - Energiser

Start the day with an optional energiser session to get you ready for the day!

9.30 - 11.30 - Opening Session

This session will be for all delegates of Liberation Conference, welcoming you to the event and hearing from the Sara Khan, the Vice President Liberation and Equality.

There will be a panel session: From political education to action

11.30 - 13.30 - Break

13.30 - 14.00 - Optional caucus networking

14.30 - 16.00 - Campaigning workshops

Decolonise Education Workshops for each of our five Liberation Campaigns: Black*, Disabled, LGBT+, Trans and Women students

Day Two - Wednesday 24 March

9.00 - 9.30 - Energiser: accessible chair yoga

Start the day with an optional energiser session to get you ready for the day!

9.30 - 11.30 - Policy workshops

The way we discuss policy is changing!

As you may know, democracy at NUS conferences used to operate like Parliamentary debates: lots of speeches for and against motions, but only a few voices in the spotlight. Now, we’re changing this – we want to make sure that all voices are heard and all participants are represented. Moving forward, conferences will involve more collaborative group discussions on each policy idea; participants will have the chance to ask questions, learn about the topical issues, converse on similarities and differences of opinions, and then vote once everyone’s had their say.

Participants will be able to choose which workshops they attend based on which ideas they’d most like to discuss. Trained facilitators will guide participants through the discussions, which will be formatted as follows:

  • Introduction from the SU who submitted the policy idea, or someone they nominate
  • Work through questions chosen by SU to discuss as a group
  • Once questions have been answered, the group works together to decide what they agree and disagree on, and if they want to make any changes

There will be four sessions and you can choose from sessions on each of the four policy submissions we have received:

Singular Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy

Make Inclusive and Accessible Environments Standard

Period Poverty

Pronouns on Microsoft Teams


11.30 - 13.30 - Break

13.30 - 14.00 - The Future of NUS Liberation

Optional session to consult and share your ideas on the future of Liberation work at NUS

14.30 - 16.00 - Caucus Networking Sessions x 2

Day Three - Thursday 25 March

9.00 - 9.30 - Energiser

Start the day with an optional energiser session to get you ready for the day!

9.30 - 11.30 - Election Speeches

Hear from the candidates for Liberation Campaign Committee and Steering Committee

Find out more about the candidates here

11.30 - 13.30 - Break

13.30 - 14.00 - Optional information and energiser sessions

Special sessions for updates, information and fun

14.30 - 15.30 - Disruptive Workshops 

Sessions to learn about how to campaign collectively online on topics such as:

- disabled students allowance,

- trans healthcare,

- and Prevent.

15.40 - 16.00 - Closing Session



All voting for policies and in elections will take place once conference has closed. Participants will be emailed a link to cast your votes

*Black is an inclusive term NUS uses to denote people of African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean heritage

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