12th – 13th June 2019
University of Strathclyde


We are delighted to announce that the Scottish Student Sport Conference 2019 will be hosted by our friends in the West, in one of Scotland’s newest sporting facilities, the University of Strathclyde!

The Conference will see a variety of breakout sessions and workshops, a number of guest speakers, and an opportunity for delegates to network and catch up amongst colleagues.

There will be many opportunities to stay active across the two days including the infamous group run, inspired by athletes of old, on the second day.

Delegate Rates

To register for Conference we ask that you follow the link below to our Azolve system where you will be asked to enter a few details.

Don’t worry, it is easier than it sounds.

Delegate Day Rate: £65
Accommodation: £55

Registration will close on Tuesday 4th June

Awards dinner registration will close on Wednesday 5th June






Welcome to Conference 2019
Opening Keynote

‘Future Proofing Through the Lens of Sport’ with Mark Stevenson

The future is going to be messy, but sport has a vital role to play in getting us through the next 30 years. ‘Relectant Futurist’ Mark Stevenson will take you through the good, the bad and the ugly of the coming decades, what he’s learnt about innovation and systems change in writing his two bestselling books – and what it all means for sport…

From Student Sport to Student Support – We all have a Part to Play.

Drawing from his 18 years of experience as a Director of Sport, current BUCS Inclusion Chair & Director of Student Life at RGU, Filippo Antoniazzi, will give an insight into the daily challenges facing student services. Filippo will identify that the unique manner in which university and college sports departments work in genuine partnership with students is the future in building communities and supporting our students.


Initiations and ‘lad’ behaviour continue to cause challenges in student sport. We will hear more about the CHANGES intervention, which has had tremendous success south of the border.




Foxlake Cinema

Sit back and relax – enjoy short films capturing the best of student sport projects and initiatives. There will be audience participation to crown the Best Picture.

What Does ‘Clean Sport’ Mean?

Hear from experts in the field, Dr Laurie Patterson and Sarah Gandon. The session will look at Anti-Doping within performance sport through to the culture of everyday supplementation.

 Comfort Break

Emotional Resilience Masterclass Delivered by Switch The Play

Give strength to the voice inside that tells you “yes, you will, because yes you can.”

Champions are made when the end of the road is in sight, the tank is empty, the light is dark, and they find another level, they keep moving forward.

If at first you don’t succeed…? How often have you come up against a challenge in sport? Sport is full of highs and lows, successes and set-backs, celebrations and sadness – things hit us on a daily basis to knock us off track from our goals. A physical knock can cause injury and despair, but it can be the mental knocks that affect us the most, causing anxiety, anger, sadness, and stealing our confidence. Indeed it’s the knocks we take in trying to reach our biggest goals that hurt the most – what sets apart those who flourish from those who fall comes in part down to emotional resilience.

Delegates will leave this Masterclass equipped with knowledge of how the brain and body responds to stress and able to use personal experience to explore stress triggers.

Sign up to this class today and give yourself the opportunity to build a personal resilience recipe to thrive through change.

Leaders Graduation

Celebrating the achievements across this year’s cohort of Scottish Student Sport Leaders.

Closing Remarks

Check into accommodation

UV Team Sport Fun!

Join in with some fun UV sport hosted at Strathclyde Sport’s smart new facility.

Food and Quiz

End the day in true SSS style with some food and a quiz!

Morning Mile(s) Run
Breakfast and Shower
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Our Parks – Born Barikor

Hear from Born Barikor, Founder and CEO of Our Parks. Our Parks aim is to ensure that easy access to exercise on your doorstep.

Sport For All

Launch of sportscotland Corporate Plan by Stewart Harris


The Customer Journey

Marina Thomas, in conversation with Debra Martin: student engagement and the customer journey. Marina is an independent sales professional with over 20 years of experience delivering sales training to the leisure industry. Marina has been working alongside the University of Stirling, notably with Debra Martin, Business Development Manager, redesigning their sales journey and looking at student engagement. Following an insightful presentation looking at the complete customer journey and engagement both externally and internally, Marina will discuss Stirling’s experience of the process, the challenges they have faced and how the training has helped them going forward.

Discussion Groups

 Comfort Break

Closing Keynote

Mark Beaumont in conversation with Jane Campbell Morrison will explore new adventures undertaken by the legendary athlete and Honorary President of Scottish Student Sport. Jane, back for another year after a successful interview with Myrtle Simpson, will blether on and around Mark’s latest challenges, experiences, and future plans.

Closing Remarks
Annual Awards Evening

Dinner & Awards Evening

Join us as we celebrate and recognise the highest performing athletes, dedicated coaches and volunteers, and a truly successful year over dinner in the hip, stylistic, and cultured, Drygate Brewery, Glasgow.

Tickets are priced at £65 per person and are available to members and alumni

Annual General Meeting

On Thursday 13th all Scottish Student Sport members, volunteers and partners are invited to join in with the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Agenda and supporting papers will be added here, and issued by e-mail to voting members, 14 days prior to the meeting.

In the meantime please direct any AGM queries to Stew Fowlie, Chief Operating Officer, via email or telephone: +44 (0) 0131 650 9653

AGM Minutes 2018

AGM Agenda 2019

Committee Nominations


Committee Nominations


SSS Constitution 2018



University of Strathclyde
Strathclyde Business School
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Birkbeck Court
105 Cathedral St

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Drygate Brewery
85 Drygate

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