On 31 October begins an exciting weekend in Edinburgh for all students with a passion for democracy. The conference runs until 2 November.
Students for Co-operation is a national federation of 30 student co-operatives of all shapes and sizes from across the UK - from bike maintenance workshops, to volunteer-run veg-bag schemes, right up to a 106-bed housing co-op.
Join us for a weekend-long, jam-packed conference of workshops, debates, training, socials, talks and more!Whether you're simply a curious onlooker, want to help your co-op improve and thrive, or you wish to set-up a new co-operative enterprise yourself - this is an unbeatable opportunity to meet and learn from co-operative activists from across the country actively involved in the rapidly growing student co-op movement!
- Free entry
- Affordable food
- Free accommodation
This will be our first conference as an incorporated business, so it is a chance for student co-ops across the country to officially become members and participate in the General Meeting which occurs on the Sunday of the conference.
We will be running a travel pool to help equalise costs for those travelling from far away, so even if you're coming from the south of England you'll only have to fork out the average travel cost for all attendees - including those coming who are from Edinburgh. We are considering booking a coach or minibus up from the south if there is demand, please do get in touch if you would like to help coordinate that or have access to one through your student union. Please do also consider approaching your student union officers or university for funding if you plan to travel individually.
All are welcome!
We look forwards to seeing you in Edinburgh!