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Edinburgh Autumn Conference

Edinburgh, Friday 31st October – Sunday 2nd November

Students for Cooperation is a national federation of student co-ops. Join us for our second conference, being held in Edinburgh, for a jam packed agenda of workshops, debates and a chance to meet students from across the country involved in the rapidly expanding student co-op movement!

This will be our first conference as an incorporated business so it is a chance for student co-ops across the country to become members and participate in the General Meeting which occurs on the Sunday of the conference.

If you are planning on attending (and if you click attending on the Facebook event), please fill out this google form which will help us arrange transport and accommodation for the weekend.

The conference will include in-depth sessions on starting co-operatives, liberation, consensus, finance, lobbying and even a walking tour of co-operatives in Edinburgh. Sessions will be participatory and will be led by experienced campaigners and co-op members from a number of organisations – Watch this space for more information!

  • Affordable food will be provided during the conference
  • Free entry to all students and members of student co-ops
  • Free accommodation will also be available.

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 for funding if you plan to travel individually.

Students for Cooperation wish to make our events as accessible as possible, and will go out of our way to accommodate for any access requirements. Information on building accessibility is available on the Agenda and Venues page. There is a space within the conference registration form for listing any access needs, but if you’d like to discuss this more fully then please do get in touch.

If you have any queries or questions about the conference then do not hesitate contacting Mike Shaw on 07540248868 or [email protected].

We look forwards to seeing you in Edinburgh!