Autumn University Conference (22-24 November, 2019)

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.

ELIGIBILITY
This conference is intended for university students, recent graduates, and young professionals.  It is also open to those in Year 13. Those under the age of 18 must print and bring with them a consent form signed by a parent or adult with parental responsibility. The consent form can be downloaded here and once you have filled it out, please send a copy of it to conference@unistudents.eu.

LOCATION: Quinta Hall, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7LR

DATES

  • Registration opens 5 October.
  • The early registration deadline is 27 October.
  • The late registration deadline is 10 November.
  • Registrations after 10 November may not be accepted due to conference preparations. Do your best to register early!  Should we run out of space before the registration deadline, you will be put on a waiting list and informed in the event of cancellations.

COSTS
First time attendees (students only) – £65

All attendees who register by 27 October – £65

All attendees who register by 10 November – £75 (first-time student attendees can still register for £65 by this deadline)

The cost is the same, regardless of the number of nights you are staying.  This amount will cover the cost of your conference handbook, accommodation, and meals during the conference.

PAYMENT
Payment for the conference registration is online! Once you have completed and submitted your registration form you will be directed to pay via Paypal or Credit/Debt card.

Online payment is required for registration. In order to make adequate arrangements for the conference, we can only give places in the conference to those who have filled out the online form and paid. For example, if you have filled out the online registration form but have not paid before the deadline, you will not be registered for the conference. Please email conference@unistudents.eu with any problems, concerns or questions regarding registration and payment.

Refund Policy: You must inform us by the end of Sunday 10th November of any cancellations. Cancellations made by end of Sunday, 10th November will receive a full refund. There will be no refunds after 10th November.

Register here!

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Friday, 22 November: Arrive by 18:00 for dinner; first meeting is 19:30.
Saturday, 23 November: Meetings, group times and activities during the day.
Lord’s Day, 24 November: Meeting in the morning followed by lunch. Depart at 13:30.

Check out this video from a previous conference.  *It will be at a different venue this year.

LODGING
Accommodation will be in multi-room buildings and you should expect a minimum of double-occupancy.

The venue provides: pillow, quilt (not a duvet), and a fitted sheet.

If you plan to bring your own linen, bring a pillowcase and duvet cover/sleeping bag. It will be cold without bedding!

If you are unable to bring your own linen, you can hire linen at the venue for £8.

The venue does not provide towels, so whether you hire linen or bring your own, everyone must bring their own towel.

MEALS
All meals on-site are included in the conference registration fee. When completing the online registration form, please only indicate medically certified food related conditions, such as allergies and intolerances.

THINGS TO BRING

  • Bible (If you don’t have one, you can pick up one for free at the conference)
  • Clothes and footwear for outdoor and sporting activities
  • Toiletries, earplugs, medicines
  • Pillowcase, sleeping bag or duvet cover and bed linen
  • A burning spirit (Rom. 12:11) and loving heart (Mark 12:30)!

PARKING
There is parking available at Quinta.

TRAVEL CONSIDERATIONS

Shuttle service will be offered from two train stations, Chirk and Gobowen.  Both stations are less than 10 minutes from the conference venue.  If you are traveling by train or flying and then taking the train, please book your tickets to arrive and depart from one of those stations.

Please try to arrive between 15:00 and 19:00 for the shuttle service.  If your travel schedule does not allow you to arrive during this window, please let us know and we will do our best to make other arrangements for your pickup.

OVERSEAS ARRIVALS

Recommended travel route: Fly into Birmingham Airport and take the direct train from the airport to the station, “Gobowen”, where shuttle service to the conference is provided.

You can also fly into Manchester or Liverpool and then take a train with a few changes from those airports to either Chirk or Gobowen.

If traveling in a group, you can also hire a car at any of the above airports and drive to the venue.  That can be a cost-effective option and the drive is generally pleasant.

Train tickets can be booked on a number of different websites including: www.trainline.com.

ARRIVING EARLIER or STAYING AFTER THE CONFERENCE?

While accommodation is not available at the conference venue before or after the dates of the conference, there is limited hospitality available in some of the nearby cities with local Christians, should you want to arrive a little earlier or stay a little longer after the conference.  If this is something you are interested, you can email conference@unistudents.eu and we can give you more information.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Come join us!