NUS National Conference Delegates debate issues that matter to
you, submit motions for change and ensure the views of Reading
students are heard loud and clear.
The NUS Liberation conference brings together campaigners from
across the country to discuss nationwide issues affecting students
from within different liberation groups.
Frequently asked questions about NUS Conference and the delegate
The results of the most recent NUS Conference Delegate elections.
The National Union of Students, known as NUS, is the national voice of
7 million students across the United Kingdom. It exists to promote,
extend, and defend student rights, which it does so through the 600
student unions, associations and guilds across the country.
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to find out a bit more about NUS.
We elect a number of conference delegates to attend NUS National
Annual Conference, alongside the RUSU President.
NUS Conference Delegates are super important because they represent
Reading University students at a national level. 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.
NUS National Conference
is a key decision-making body within the NUS. It brings together
delegates from students' unions affiliated to NUS UK to discuss,
debate and vote on motions.
As the sovereign policy-making body of NUS, National Conference 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.
provides the opportunity for students from within different Liberation
groups to network, vote on policy, and hold their Officers to account.
The next National Conference will take place in 2022. Candidates must
be able to attend the conference. If held as a physical event, 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
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, National Conference may take place
virtually. This will depend on how the situation develops closer to
the time as well as the restrictions in place in March, and the
decision to run a physical or virtual event is up to NUS. If you have
specific concerns about attending a physical conference next year,
please get in touch with us.
Nominations for NUS National Conference Delegate roles open on Monday
20th September at 10am, and close on Friday 8th
October 2021 at 3pm.
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.
Voting opens at 8am on Tuesday 12th October 2021 and ends
3pm on Friday 15th October 2021.
Results will be posted online on Monday 30th November 2020.
If you would like to find out more about the NUS Conference Delegate
roles, please contact your RUSU President at