OUTLINE OF GENERAL TIMINGS FOR BOTH DAYS

FRIDAY

Registration from 08:00 in the Charles St building

Welcome session – 09:00-09:30

Festival programme commences – 09:40

Festival programme ends – 17:15

Evening drinks sponsored by Educater – 17:15-19:00

SATURDAY

Registration from 08:00 in the Charles St building

Welcome session – 09:00-09:30

Festival programme commences – 09:40

Festival programme ends – 16:10

The welcome launch taking place on the main debate stage in Charles Street at 9am on each day of the festival will be live streamed via YouTube, so this can be viewed via this link for Friday and via this link for Saturday, on your mobile devices if you wish. It will also be available to watch in the rooms where the 9:40am sessions are scheduled.

We are thrilled that Educater are sponsoring our early evening drinks reception taking place in the Charles Street building between 5:15pm-7pm on Friday 14th. We would love for you to be able to join us and help celebrate the first day of the festival in style with a drink, some live music and great conversation!

As with any festival, there may be some last minute changes and amendments to the programme on the day. We will keep you informed about these through our festival update noticeboard which will be located in the reception area of the Charles Street building, so don’t forget to keep your eye out for this!

All our sessions are offered on a first-come first-served basis, there will be clear directions throughout the venue and our student ambassadors will be on hand to help. The majority of sessions are taking place within the Charles St building with the Saturday Technology strand taking places in the Tes building within a minute’s walk of Charles St.

Food & Drink

There will be multiple refreshment and food outlets around the festival, where you can enjoy freshly prepared food from our award winning catering team, all made with locally sourced fresh ingredients.

Take your pick from delicious hot street food, fresh salads and a selection of sandwiches served from the Charles Street deli and our outdoor market stalls. We are also proud to serve triple certified tea and coffee which will be available from various stations throughout the festival.

Please note that most, but not all, outlets will be cash only.