The Student Forum component of the UArctic Rectors' Forum and Conference brought students together from UArctic member institutions located in the Arctic and beyond to run in parallel with the Rectors' Forum and the Conference, over both events.
Traditionally held in association with the annual UArctic Rectors’ Forum, the Student Forum was an excellent opportunity for students from UArctic member institutions to meet and discuss important issues, to learn from each other, and to present their views on current issues.
Each Rector attending was invited to bring along a student from different academic levels (Bachelor, Master’s, PhD) and backgrounds, to gain a real educational experience.
They met up on Wednesday afternoon 23 August 2017 for a pre-Forum get-together and agreed to draft an UArctic Young Scholars resolution from the Conference panel themes, which will shortly be published here and on the UArctic and Forum website. Students were coached and tutored throughout the Forum and the Conference by a University of Aberdeen doctoral student or post-doctoral researcher and over several sessions on each of the Forum days which ended with a student-run plenary sesssion, with the Rectors also present.
A special discounted student delegate package was available. It included registration fees for both the Forum and the Conference, along with all meals and accommodation, with the excursion as an optional extra (as detailed on the Registration section).
Interested students were required to email a letter to The UArctic at: firstname.lastname@example.org along with a confirmation letter from their institution.
Further information on the 2016 Students' Forum can be found here: http://www.uarctic.org/about-uarctic/events/uarctic-congress-2016/student-forum
Students' Forum addressed following:
The Anthropocene in the Arctic
Movements and Encounters of Northern Peoples in the Long Term
Health, Education and Culture Change in the North
Land, Sovereignty and Indigenous Rights
Political Regimes and International Relations in the Circumpolar North