NUS Delegate Elections

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.

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 conference delegates to attend NUS National Annual Conference, NUS Trans Conference, NUS LGBT+ Conference and NUS Women’s Conference.

NUS Conference 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. For more information about being a delegate at NUS National Conference go to the NUS Connect website.

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

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.

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

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 2019. Candidates must be able to attend the relevant conference. RUSU will cover travel and accommodation costs. Due to accommodation allocation, you may be asked to share a bedroom with another delegate from your delegation. Requests not to share bedrooms will be considered.

NUS Conference Date Location Delegation
NUS Trans Conference 30/01/19 & 31/01/19 TBC
  • 1 "Open Place" Delegate*
  • 1 "BME Place" Delegate*
  • 1 "People Experiencing Transmisogyny Place" Delegate*
  • 1 "Disabled Place" Delegate*
  • 1 "Non-Binary Place" Delegate*
NUS LGBT+ Conference 05/03/19 & 06/03/19 TBC
  • RUSU LGBT+ Part-time Officer 2018/19 (ex officio)
  • 1 "Open Place" Delegate*
  • 1 "BME Place" Delegate*
  • 1 "Women's Place" Delegate*
  • 1 "Disabled Place" Delegate*
  • 1 "Trans Place" Delegate*
NUS Women's Conference 22/05/19 & 23/05/19 TBC
  • RUSU Women's Part-time Officer 2018/19 (ex officio)
  • 1 "Open Place" Delegate*
  • 1 "BME Place" Delegate*
  • 1 "Other Reserved Place" Delegate* (defines in another liberation group; BME, disabled, LGBT+ OR has caring responsibilities)
NUS National Conference 09/04/19 – 11/04/19 Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) Glasgow
  • RUSU President 2018/19 (ex officio)
  • 4 "Open Place" Delegates

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

Remember to vote!

Nominations for NUS delegate roles closed on Friday 16th November 2018 at 15:00.

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 at 10:00 on Monday 26th November 2018 and ends 15:00 on Friday 30th November 2018.

More information

Results will be posted online on Monday 3rd December 2018.

If you would like to find out more about the NUS Conference Delegate roles, please contact either your RUSU President at president@rusu.co.uk or RUSU Diversity Officer at diversityofficer@rusu.co.uk.

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.