Aamer Anwar, a leading criminal defence solicitor, will speak at the 3rd International Enhancement in Higher Education Conference after dinner celebrations on Wednesday 7 June about his experiences of the higher education in Scotland and his views on the criminal justice system.
Aamer is well-known for his political activism. He was an active participant in the Stop the War Coalition and the campaign against the 31st G8 summit at Gleneagles. He is also a supporter of the Time for Inclusive Education campaign for LGBT inclusive education in Scottish schools. Aamer was recently elected as rector of the University of Glasgow, receiving nearly a record 4,500 votes from students. Aamer said it was a “tremendous result - a landslide victory.”
He was also named "Lawyer of the Year" at the fourteenth Scottish Legal Awards in March 2017, as well as "Solicitor of the Year" in the Herald's Law Awards of Scotland in November 2016. At the same awards, his firm had also been a finalist for Criminal Law Firm of the Year. Law magazine The Firm placed him ninth in a feature of top 100 most powerful and influential people in the Scottish justice system and legal profession.
The 3rd International Enhancement Conference is the UK’s largest Learning and Teaching Conference and will take place in Glasgow from 6-8 June and will explore a multi-faceted approach to transforming the student experience. More information can be found in the Conference’s three-day programme.
After the Conference’s day activities, QAA Scotland will host two social evenings with a Scottish evening and ceilidh on Tuesday 6 June followed a civic reception and dinner on Wednesday 7 June. This will enable delegates to network in an informal setting and experience some authentic Scottish culture.
You can register for one, two or three days of the conference or buy tickets for the Conference evening events via our website.