U21 Student Summit

Start Date
13 May 2014
End Date
15 May 2014
University of Glasgow, UK
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The University of Glasgow is pleased to welcome student delegates to the second annual Universitas 21 Student Summit.

In May 2013, the first U21 Student Summit was hosted by University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The event ran alongside the U21 AGM and Presidential Symposium attended by presidents and senior staff from across the network, and aimed to give students a stronger voice within the U21 network.

The event was very successful, and gave students the opportunity to make a presentation to the Presidents based on their workshop discussions.

On the basis of recommendations from UBC, the U21 Student Summit 2014 at the University of Glasgow will invite students to give a presentation at the Presidential Symposium, and will also schedule time for a full follow-up discussion and action plan facilitated by U21 Managers, in order that the network can benefit fully from student proposals in the year ahead.

2014 Student Summit Overview

The theme chosen for the 2014 Student Summit is: 

How can universities best prepare students for the careers of the future?  

The Summit will offer a stimulating and varied programme of speakers and workshops, and will promote shared learning and participation from across the network’s universities, cultures and geographical locations. We are currently working on workshop development and will provide more detail early in 2014.

Programme Outline

A full programme is available to download below at the bottom of this page.

Monday 12 May

Students will be invited to arrive from Monday 12 May in time for the start of the Student Summit on Tuesday 13. 

Tuesday 13 May

Morning and Afternoon: Workshop begins

Evening: Dinner & entertainment

Wednesday 14 May

Morning & Afternoon: Workshop continues

Evening: Welcome reception, dinner & ceilidh

Students will be invited to attend the U21 Welcome Ceilidh which will be hosted in the University of Glasgow’s prestigious Bute Hall, and will provide an opportunity to network with Presidents and senior staff from across the network, as well as enjoying some of the best of Scottish culture!

Thursday 15 May

Morning & Afternoon: Presidential Symposium

Evening: Dinner & entertainment

All students will be invited to attend the Presidential Symposium and a small group will be invited to present to Presidents.

Accomodation, Transport and Catering

The University of Glasgow will provide accommodation for all student guests at a hotel within walking distance of campus.

Where possible, transfers from the airport will be provided but student travel costs must be met by members.

All catering for the duration of the event will be provided by Glasgow.


Please note that all students must first be nominated by their university before registering for this event.

  • Member universities are invited to send 1-3 students to attend the Summit, using their own selection criteria. 
  • The event is most suited to undergraduate students, as the careers focus will not be specifically geared around academia.
  • Although some students may also be elected Student Leaders at their own institution, this is not a requirement, and we would encourage participation by students who are involved in student life in a variety of ways.

For further information or any queries, please contact Lesley McKay (Lesley.Mckay.2@glasgow.ac.uk).

How To Register

Registration for this event is now closed. 

Lesley McKay