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David Gilani

David works at Middlesex University as a staff governor and their Head of Student Engagement and Advocacy leading on their efforts to engage both current students and alumni. Having started his career as a students’ union officer, he is a strong proponent of the student voice and in 2012 he founded the Student Publication Association, which supports student journalists across the UK and Ireland. He believes strongly in universities working together to support student engagement efforts, and so co-chairs the CASE Student Communications conference and leads the AHEP’s Student Experience and Engagement Network. He is also studying for his PhD at the University of York on the topic of student belonging.
Middlesex University
Job Title
Head of Student Engagement and Advocacy