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Empowering Student Voice Conference

Empowering Student Voice Conference

You and your Student Council have been working hard to support your school community all year. Now it’s our turn to support you

The event will run from 9:30-2:15pm.

Bournemouth University

Solent University

  • Boost Confidence
  • Nurture Co-Production
  • Campus Experience

What will the event include?

We will be joined by members of youth parliament who will give a welcome keynote. This will be followed by a carousel of workshops from our partners Unloc ( and the Speakers Trust ( , with a focus on ‘designing effective campaigns’ and ‘speaking with confidence’. Additionally, Unloc will provide attending students access to ‘Unloc +’, a digital platform that provides a variety of leadership development opportunities.

Finally, our Students Union will be providing a session on the importance of student voice and how this is achieved in a university setting with our sabbatical officers. This will also include a tour of their facilities.

The day will close with your students getting the chance to reflect on their learning and agreeing on some ‘pledges’ to take back to school. School staff will also get the chance to reflect with other school council leaders during this closing session.

Who is it for?

Through a variety of engaging and inspiring workshops our Empowering Student Voice Conference provides members of Student Councils in years 7 – 11 the chance to develop new skills, learn from others, and generate new ideas.

Further Information

Want to know how last years conference went? Read the blog linked below to find out more:

look at our online resources we have for Empowering Student Voice:

‘Fun, involved, equal’: I learnt the 10 techniques of speaking and being able to communicate with people I don’t know really well

Anonymous – STUDENT

Event Organisers

If you have any questions about this event please contact:

Bradley Crack

SUN Project Lead at Solent University

Pete Thompson

SUN Project Lead at Bournemouth University