Amnesty International Scottish Student Conference 2013

This year it is Glasgow University Amnesty’s turn to organise the Amnesty International Scottish Student Conference!

The conference will be held on Saturday 9th February 2013, and consist of a one day event at Glasgow University open to all students interested in the work of Amnesty student groups in Scotland. We will be addressing a range of topics through discussions, guests speakers and film-screenings. This is a great opportunity to meet other like-minded student activists, learn more about Amnesty’s work and about human rights in general, and hear what the other student groups have been up to this year.

To round off the day GU Amnesty cordially invites you to THE SECRET POLICEMAN’S BALL 2013 – our biggest fundraiser of the year – it is a night of stand-up comedy held at the Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow University.

Accomodation can be arranged for all those wishing to attend the Secret Policeman’s Ball – please email and ask!

Facebook Event Page for the Secret Policeman’s Ball – https://www.facebook.com/events/319937054773907/

Please click attending on Facebook for the conference so we have a rough idea of numbers – https://www.facebook.com/events/424014144334609/

CONFERENCE DETAILS:

Date: Saturday 9th February 2013

Time: 10am – 4pm

Venue: Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, G12 8QN

Cost: FREE to attend (so just food and travel costs)

Questions? email us

Speakers:

On the subject of CONFLICT MINERALS… Congo Scots http://www.congoscots.co.uk/Pages/about.html On the subject of SCOTTISH GYPSY TRAVELLERS… Amnesty Scotland Jess Smith http://www.jesssmith.co.uk/ On the subject of FALUN GONG… Yu Yu Williams Including a FILM SCREENING of Free China

Photos From the First Meeting of 2013

Thanks to everyone who came along to our (re)introduction meeting on Tuesday. We’re very excited for the SPB and everything that’s coming up in the coming year.

Welcome to our new website!

We figured that the old site was starting to look its age, so we’ve give it a wee sprucing up. It’s a bit easier for us to update too so hopefully it will be a bit more dynamic than out old site.

We’ve kept much of our old content up so you can still see pictures of our past events and down below you can even see our previous blog posts.

We also have a shiny new Facebook Page at:

www.facebook.com/guamnesty

If you want to keep up with us and can’t make our weekly meetings, these are the places to be!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

It’s okay, you made it through the winter break with the presents and parties and all that nonsense – now you can just kick back and look forward to another term of GU Amnesty fun (and activism). Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait another week for a proper meeting though.

As dissertations deadlines loom and resolutions are struggled to be maintained, we figure we can all do with a week to get back into the term time flow. So next Tuesday we’ll be back as usual at Committee Room 1 at 5pm. There is plenty to do this term including the launch of our new website and Facebook Page, a weekend away at Action For Change, more action on Conflict Minerals much more and last but not least the Secret Policeman’s Ball!

You are also cordially invited to Jim’s Bar tomorrow at 8pm for a wee informal social.

Welcome back,

Martin