YAS Spring Plenary Speakers

By 9th April 2015 No Comments

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