SEA AGM and Annual Conference 25th June 2016


The SEA AGM and Annual Conference will be held at Student Central (formerly the University of London Union, Malet Street London, WC1E 7HY on Saturday 25th June 2016. The AGM will begin at 10.00 and the Conference will run from 11.00 am to 5 pm.

The conference will focus on three themes:

Issues arising from The Education White Paper which include mass academisation and the undermining of parental involvement in schools, threats to the professionalism and the working conditions of school staff and the growth of inequality in education.

Higher Education which, with rather less publicity, is also threatened by the government’s dogmatic adherence to marketization.

How SEA can develop alternatives – at the early stage in the parliamentary cycle, SEA needs to identify key areas where new thinking is needed and how we can influence the national policy making process

 As speakers to the conference we will be welcoming:

  • Mary Bousted, General Secretary of ATL
  • John Holmwood, Campaign for the Public University and Professor of Sociology at University of Nottingham
  • Liz Lawrence, President of UCU
  • Jules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney
  • Sorana Vieru NUS Vice-President (Higher Education)
  • Catherine West MP (Hornsey and Wood Green)

The conference will also consider resolutions submitted by SEA members.

The cost to attend the conference is £25 waged and £15 unwaged. This includes lunch.

You can book a place by e mail to socialisteducation@virginmedia.com . Payment can be made on the day.

In order to confirm arrangements including catering it is important we know who is coming and that members book in good time.

Members are welcome to invite guests to the conference although they will, of course, be non-voting delegates.

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