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YAS Spring Plenary Speakers

The YAS spring plenary is on 17 April 2015, starting 10.30am at the Senate Room at the University of Glasgow.

LOCATION: Senate Room, University Building, University Avenue (same building as the Huntarian Museum). Building A10 on this map (pdf).

PARKING: The best place to park is the paid lot on the corner of Great George St and Lilybank Gardens. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Take the Subway from Queen Street Station (from Buchanan St Subway stop) to Hillhead.  It’s a 10 minute walk from the Hillhead Subway stop to the Senate Room.

AGENDA: 2020 vision – YAS 5 year strategic framework

10.00     Arrival and Coffee

10.30     Welcome           

10.35     YAS Business

  • Finance Update – Giles Hammond
  • 2020 Strategy – Neil McLennan

11.00     Presentations Panel discussion – Building Strategy

  • Professor Miles Padgett, Vice-Principal for Research (Research Strategy and Innovation Office) and Kelvin Chair of Natural Philosophy (Physics and Astronomy), University of Glasgow
  • Alastair Maclean, Director of Corporate Governance, City of Edinburgh Council
  • David Grevemburg, Chief Executive Officer, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

12.30     Lunch  

13.30     Working Group time 

  • 5 year strategic plan

14.50     Coffee

15.00     Presentation from Steven Vass of The Conversation (

15.15     Stefan Hild – “A Question for Europe”

15.20     Asif Ishaq & Jeffrey Murer “The Scottish Approach to Comm-unity”

15.30     Working Group time 

  • On-going work and projects or further discussion on strategy
  • There will be an opportunity to move groups half way through.

16.30     Working Group Pitches on strategy and ongoing work/projects

17.00     Close