NUS Delegate Elections Autumn 2017

We are electing students to attend four NUS conferences: NUS National Conference, NUS LGBT Plus Conference, NUS Trans Conference and NUS Women's Conference. You will be required to self-define in order to nominate in some of these elections - please contact if you have any questions or difficulties nominating. Nomination period has extended for 24 hours and will now close on Tuesday, 14th November at 3pm!

9 posts are up for election.

The polls have closed.

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.
Candidate List
See who ran for each post and read their manifestos.

As a member of the National Union of Students (NUS) we are able to send a number of students to a range of National Conferences. These conference places are elected in an online election and a variety of delegate positions are available to University of Reading students.  If you are elected the Students' Union will cover your travel and accomodation expenses.

What is NUS?

NUS stands for National Union of Students. NUS is the national voice of 7 million students across the United Kingdom.  NUS is made up of around 600 students’ unions, associations and guilds, it exists to promote, defend and extend student rights as well as develop and champion strong students’ unions. 

Take a look at the NUS website or watch this video to find out a bit more about NUS.

What is the role?

We elect a number of delegates to attend NUS National Annual Conference, NUS Trans Conference, NUS LGBT+ Conference and NUS Women’s Conference. 

NUS Delegates are super important because they represent Reading University students.  As an NUS Delegate, you will discuss and debate issues that matter to students; you can submit motions to change things for the better and ensure the views of Reading students are heard loud and clear on a national scale.

The role of an NUS Delegate is three-fold; they VOTE on policy, in elections and on reports. Check out this link for more information about being a delegate at NUS National Conference

Click on the following links to learn more about the different roles and delegations elected to go to NUS Conferences:

NUS Trans Conference Delegate

NUS LGBT+ Conference Delegation

NUS Women’s Conference Delegation

NUS National Conference Delegation

What happens at NUS Conference?

NUS Conferences are key decision-making bodies within the NUS.  All conferences bring together delegates from students' unions affiliated to NUS UK to discuss, debate and vote on motions. 

NUS LGBT+ Students' Conference is the policy-making body of the LGBT+ Students' Campaign and NUS Trans Conference has the power to agree policy which will take effect after it has been adopted by LGBT+ Conference where LGBT+ members have the power to amend or vote down policy passed at Trans Conference.

NUS Women Students' Conference is the policy-making body of the Women Students' Campaign.

NUS National Conference is the sovereign policy-making body of NUS and brings together nearly a thousand delegates from students' unions across the country.  As well as discussing and voting on motions; they also elect the political leadership of NUS for the year ahead. 

What are the dates of NUS Conference?

All conferences are taking place in 2018.  Candidates must be able to attend the relevant conference.  RUSU will cover travel and accommodation costs.

NUS Conference




NUS Trans Conference

30/04/18 & 01/05/18


  • 1 Trans Delegate* (also to be elected to take Trans Delegate place at the NUS LGBT+ Conference).

NUS LGBT+ Conference

07/03/18 & 08/03/18


  • 1 ‘Open’ place Delegate*
  • 1 BME Delegate*
  • 1 Women’s Delegate*
  • 1 Trans Delegate* (see above)
  • RUSU LGBT+ Part-time Officer 2017/18 (ex officio)

NUS Women’s Conference

11/04/18 & 12/04/18


  • 1 ‘Open’ place Delegate
  • 1 BME Delegate*
  • 1 ‘Other reserved’ place Delegate* (defines into another liberation group; BME, disabled, LGBT+ or has caring responsibilities)
  • RUSU Women's Part-time Officer 2017/18 (ex officio)

NUS National Conference

27/03/18– 29/03/18

Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) Glasgow

  • 4 ‘Open’ place Delegates
  • 1 elected Full-time Officer 2017/18 (ex officio)


*You will need to self-define to be eligible to nominate yourself and/or vote for other candidates standing for these positions.

Get involved!

Elections for the role of for NUS National Conference, NUS Trans Conference, NUS LGBT+ Conference and NUS Women’s Conference open on Monday, 23rd October 2017 at 10am!

Nominations close on Tuesday, 14th November 2017 at 3pm. 

To nominate yourself as an NUS Delegate, click on Stand in Election (above) and follow the instructions.

Please note that you will need to self-define in order to nominate for some of these positions.

Remember to vote!

Even if you decide not to stand in this election, make sure your voice is heard and have your say in the NUS Conference Delegate Elections.  For some roles, you may need to self-define to vote.

Voting opens 10am, Monday, 20th November 2017 and ends 3pm on Friday, 24th November 2017.


Results will be posted online on Monday, 27th November 2017.

More Information

If you would like to find out more about the NUS Conference Delegate roles, please contact either your RUSU President Tristan Spencer at or RUSU Diversity Officer Leen Al Najjab at

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