Student Leadership Conference: Inspiring future leaders

The first ever Student Leadership Conference saw two keynote speakers, three breakout workshop sessions, an opening speech from Jack Amos, VP Democracy and Services, and the return of Michael Gillett, previous VP Comms and Media and SU President, as the compère for the evening.

Hosted by Hertfordshire Students’ Union on Tuesday 4th November, the free event was open by invitation only to student representatives and committee members from Societies, Volunteering, Trident Media, Athletic Union and Part Time Officers.

Amos welcomed students and began by asking who present would consider themselves a leader. With a few hands raised, he shared his own leadership journey, including positions such as Program Director for Crush Radio, Raise and Give Officer, and Student Trustee. Explaining the difference between a manager and a leader, Amos asked who felt they had inspired and motivated others, and a room full of leaders raised their hands.

Nathan Ghann, first class Hertfordshire graduate and inspirational speaker, took to the stage for the first keynote speech. He also shared his own success story, and the challenges he had to overcome, which you can read more about in an exclusive interview with BlueMoon. As one of the Top 10 Most Outstanding Graduates in the UK, Ghann had plenty of advice for his fellow student leaders.

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