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Three students attend NUS Women in Leadership Conference

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On January 26th the Students’ Union sent three students to the National Union of Students (NUS) Women in Leadership conference in Sheffield. This conference is NUS’ biggest event for women in the student movement and is part of their work to support women’s leadership.

One of the attendees, Ioana, said ‘I would definitely recommend this kind of event. Discussions were engaging and inspiring and workshops were the perfect setting for networking. I think the workshop I enjoyed the most was on “Tackling lad culture”. Sussex was actually used as a great example but it was interesting to see how other students unions are dealing with this issue and what needs to be improved in order to overcome these barriers. Overall, the general feeling was pleasant and energetic.’

Annie, another attendee, said ‘the Women in Leadership conference was fun to realize the diversity of strengths and weaknesses of different student unions all around the country and the great women that are there too. Workshops were interesting, especially on the history of intersectionality (which isn't a word still according to Word) and the food was fabulous.’

The Students’ Union funds students to attend conferences throughout the year, including the NUS National Conference which is taking place in Brighton this year. These delegate positions are elected, and you can find out more about the posts and conferences available at www.sussexstudent.com/elections.

 

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