AOC Colleges Live
Association of Colleges in partnership with Richard Chase Events hosted its first student conference on 18 November. In a year like no other, the event let FE Students explore the themes that have dominated 2020 – social justice, climate change and overcoming adversity. Hearing from a host of inspirational speakers, including the 10th man on the moon, a Holocaust survivor and a youth climate change leader.
The event is completely virtual, with students hearing from innovators, survivors and risk takers from across the globe. Due to the ongoing pandemic, students will obviously have questions about what the future holds and need to be resilient as the world around them changes rapidly. They will leave this one-day event with better teamworking skills, how to overcome obstacles and a range of different tips and tools from a host of inspiring speakers.
It will challenge students to think differently, consider the wider issues going on in the world developing their cultural capital and provide guidance and insight relating to future careers. Each speaker has been chosen specifically in relation to discussions, debates and protests in the UK and across the globe. From tackling the climate emergency, to systemic racism or running a successful campaign on many social justice and equality issues, each speaker will resonate with young people’s ideas, concerns or hopes for the future.
For students who have missed this live, you can now watch this back at your leisure: