Heads of University Management & Administration Network Europe

Politics, protest and engagement: working with a changing

landscape of student activism in the 21st century

HUMANE Autumn seminar, hosted by

The University of Trento

‘Archaeology Room’ in the Sociology & Social Research Building,

Via Giuseppe Verdi, 26, Trento

Note: the programme is subject to marginal change. 

 

Time

Session

Lead speaker

Day one

12.00

Registration followed by buffet lunch

13.30

Welcome and introduction to the University of Trento 

Professor Paolo Collini

Rector, University of Trento

13.45

Overview of the changing landscape of student activism in Europe and beyond

Professor Mario Diani 

Dean of the Department of Sociology & Social Research, University of Trento 

14.20

Political activism in Australian universities: two case studies

Stephen Weller 

Chief Operating Officer &

Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Australian Catholic University

15.00

Coffee break

15.30

The political culture of protest among French student groups: recent developments in France and their impact

Cecile Chicoye

Directrice Générale des Services 

Universite Toulouse 1 Capitole

15.40

Conflict and Cohesion: case studies of contemporary student activism at King's College London 

Robin McIver 

Deputy Vice-Principal (Strategy, Planning and Analytics), King’s College London

16.20

Short tour of the University of Trento exhibition: “Generation ‘68”  with tour leader Sara Zanatta

16.35

University of Trento Student Associations’ perspectives on student political expressions 

Federico Crotti 

Student Representative to the Board of Directors 

17.15

Return to hotels 

18.30

Short tour of the MUSE – Science Museum, Trento 

19.00

Drinks reception in the Museum Gallery

19.30

HUMANE dinner in the ‘Big Void’

Day two Theme 

09.00

People and the planet: student perspectives on the fossil free, carbon divestment campaign: a case study of Maastricht University 

Emily Humphreys 

Masters student, Maastricht University 

09.40

Workshop: the challenges and opportunities of students and university leaders working in partnership 

Facilitated session with students 

10.20

Coffee break

10.50

Active citizenship, volunteerism and student engagement: recent developments in Sweden

Jenny Börjeson

Former President - Student Union Malmö, Malmö University

11.30

Involving students in new university governance models at the University of Bologna

Giovanna Filippini 

Director, International Relations Division, University of Bologna 

12.10

Drawing the seminar threads together: key learning points and take-home messages 

Facilitated session 

13:00

Closure