U21 AGM and Annual Presidential Meetings 2017

Start Date
03 May 2017
End Date
05 May 2017
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, UK
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Preliminary details are now available for the 2017 Annual Network Meeting and Presidential Symposium, hosted by The University of Nottingham.


Registration is now open!

To register please click here: REGISTRATION

Or follow the 'Register Here' link located at the bottom of the page.


All Presidents and Vice Chancellors of U21 member universities, along with U21 Senior Leaders, are invited to attend this annual opportunity to meet with peers to discuss matters of importance to the network and to shape the forthcoming year's agenda.

*Please be advised, this meeting is a closed business meeting and therefore only open to U21 Presidents and U21 Senior Leaders from member institutions.



A full programme will be made available soon, please see the below timetable for preliminary information on meetings and social events (please note, dates have been confirmed however programme details are still subject to change):


Wednesday 3 May


  • Meeting 1: U21 Senior Leaders' Meeting


  • Meeting 1: U21 Senior Leaders' Business Meeting
  • Meeting 2: Executive Committee Meeting (closed meeting)


  • Welcome Reception

Thursday 4 May


  • Meeting 3: U21 Symposium (all delegates)


  • Meeting 4: Presidents' Peer-to-peer networking session (PRESIDENTS ONLY)
  • Meeting 5: Senior Leaders' professional updating session and workshops


  • Gilbert Medal and U21 Awards Ceremony
  • Formal conference dinner

Friday 5 May


  • Meeting 6: Annual Network Meeting
  • Meeting 7: Universitas 21 LBG AGM


  • Meeting 8: Open networking session for U21 Senior Leaders'




Meeting papers

Papers will be sent out by email to all registered delegates prior to the start of the meetings. 

Unless you state on your registration form that you want to have a hard copy provided for you, you will be expected to bring your own papers (hard copy or electronic) with you. There will not be any spare copies available in Nottingham, in the interests of sustainability. 


Visa requirements

Some delegates may require a visa to enter the UK.

If you require a letter of invitation from the university, please contact Lisa Stocks, Executive Officer to the VC, for further details (lisa.stocks@nottingham.ac.uk)


Hotel Details

Colleagues at the University of Nottingham have secured a preferential rate at The Orchard Hotel, located in the grounds of the University of Nottingham campus. For details on the hotel and its sustainable design, please see the attached 'The Orchard Hotel' document at the base of the page.

Address:         The Orchard Hotel, Beeston Lane, The University of Nottingham, University Park Campus, NG7 2RJ

Website: https://www.phcompany.com/de-vere/orchard/



  • 202 bedrooms, including 5 adapted rooms
  • a full hotel bar (open to visitors and guests)
  •  Bramleys Brasserie offering food between 12 noon and 10pm
  • a beautiful terrace for alfresco refreshments
  • four dedicated meeting and conference rooms
  • a fully equipped gym


Types of rooms and costs:

  • £119 per room per night for single occupancy
  • £129 per room per night for double/twin occupancy. 
  • (+£20 inc VAT supplement per room to upgrade to Executive Room)

The above rates include Bed, Breakfast and VAT and are fully pre-payable at the time of the booking, non-transferrable and non-refundable in case of cancellation.

To make the reservation the hotel will require guest's credit/debit card number and the expiry date.


How to book:

In order to book your room at The Orchard Hotel, please call or email quoting the booking code 'U21 Allocation', supplying your name, company/organisation, the number of nights requested and the type of room required.

Contact details are listed below:

Email address:         EMCCreservations@devere.com

Tel no:                    + 44 (0)115 876 0900

Guests quote:           U21 Allocation



Location/transport to hotel and University of Nottingham:

If you require an an airport transfer, please visit or contact Where 2 UK via the details listed below:



Please find below links to University Park Campus:


Visitor Information


Where is Nottingham?



How To Register

Registration is now open!

To register please click the 'Register Here' link at the bottom of the page.

Ben Griffiths, U21 Communications and Administration Manager