National Student Conferences

Realising Opportunities National Student Conferences are held in two RO universities every year.

Our 2017 National Student Conferences will be held at the following venues:

University of Leeds – Saturday 4 March 2017

University of Warwick – Saturday 11 March 2017

The conferences provide RO students with:

A chance to meet other students involved in RO and experience a research intensive university

The choice of a one of the following workshops (students will be asked to select their preferred workshop in advance of the conference)

  • Study Skills

  • UCAS Explained

  • Choosing the right university and course

  • Student Finance

An exhibition with access to all RO universities for information about their university and courses

Access to information about careers from well-known employer organisations

A key note session which will motivate and inspire students to make the most of the RO programme.

You can find the risk assessment for the Leeds Conference here, and the risk assessments for the Warwick Conference can be found here and here.


“My confidence and social skills improved with the interaction we had during the National Student Conference. These skills will help me in the future and the thought of going to university is nowhere near as frightening as it was before.”

Testimonial Previous RO Student
Previous RO Student

Conference Key Note

“We can all learn, but we need to find the best methods for us. Once we have the tools, we’ll be unstoppable.” – David Hodgson (The Brain Box)

Our conference key note session was delivered by David Hodgson. David works with young people on motivation, goal setting, life skills and employability. He goes about this in a way that combines practical common sense with an inspirational message (and, crucially, a sense of humour!).

For more information on David Hodgson, visit his website at: