University of Birmingham Student Leadership Conference

Each year Global Brigades hosts a regional student leadership conference in the UK to connect all Global Brigades volunteers and share best practices, meet with staff to discuss programs and impact, and network.

February 23, 2019 | Birmingham, UK

The 2nd annual UK Regional Student Leadership Conference will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at University of Birmingham.

The conference will bring together Global Brigades leaders, staff and board members from across the UK to engage in a day filled with leadership training, presentations, breakout sessions and discussions. Throughout the day we will focus on developing your role as a leader within Global Brigades, thinking critically about sustainable development, sharing best practices, and providing the latest updates from GB.

Your £10 per participant registration fee includes lunch, dinner, and all conference materials! The deadline to register for this SLC is February 2, 2019.

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Conference Details


The conference will be held at the University of Birmingham Medical School in room WF19.


GBUK is excited to offer travel scholarships to the conference to all conference attendees. Please note that we would greatly appreciate if you can arrange to travel in groups and book any required tickets in advance in order to reduce the cost as much as possible. Please keep all receipts and you will be reimbursed accordingly.


On Saturday, February 23, Global Brigades will provide lunch and dinner for conference attendees. For attendees with allergies or special dietary restrictions, please let us know during registration and we will try our best to accommodate.

Dress Code

Conference dress code is casual.


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Tentative Agenda

Please note that this agenda is tentative and is subject to change.

10:00am Check-In
Check-in to receive your name tag and conference materials. 
10:30am Conference Welcome
Meet Global Brigades Staff, GB UK board members, and fellow leaders and review conference objectives.
11:00am Global Brigades’ Holistic Model
Gain a more in depth understanding of the programs that make up our holistic model of sustainable development.
11:30am UN Sustainable Development Goals & The Empowered 100
Learn more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how they align with our strategy as an organization.
12:00pm  Lunch & Networking
Lunch provided by Global Brigades.
1:00pm Breakout: Chapter Best Practices
Network and share best practices with fellow leaders. 
 2:00pm Activity: Leadership Development
Reflect on your leadership style and develop your skills to strengthen GB on your campus.
2:30pm Breakout: Critical Thinking
Dive deeper into topics related to the importance of cultural competence, how to address common critiques, and ethically sharing your story.
3:30pm Research Proposal Pitches 
Participate a GB focused research proposal pitch competition for a chance to win a research scholarship from GBUK! 
4:30pm Campus Action Plans
Take some time to consolidate all of your new insights and ideas into concrete action steps moving forward. 
5:00pm Chapter Awards & Closing Remarks
The conference will close with some final thoughts and thank yous! 
 6:00pm Dinner
Dinner provided by Global Brigades. Group will meet for dinner (location TBA)

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