NUS Delegate Elections

Alongside NUS National Conference, NUS hosts Liberation Conference. The Liberation Conference for 2020 is set to take place from 27th-29th May 2020 at the Bliss Hotel on Southport’s waterfront.

Liberation Conference is usually attended by RUSU’s Part-time Officers, with the relevant officers travelling to conference to represent individual liberation groups. The conference brings together campaigners from across the country to discuss nationwide issues affecting students from within different liberation groups, and also hold NUS Officers to account.

The delegation will consist of up to two Black* Students, one Disabled student, one LGBT+ student, one Trans student, and one Woman student.

Due to the absence of a Trans Part-time Officer for the 2019/20 academic year, this position will be filled through an applications process. Potential applicants can download a role description and apply below.

Applications for the role of Trans Delegate are open from 09:00 on 9th March, to 12:00 on the 20th March 2020.

A report of what happened at Liberation Conference will be posted here following the event.

*NUS uses the term ‘Black’ to refer to African, Asian, Arab and Caribbean people and those who self define as Black

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NUS National Conference Delegate

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.

NUS Liberation Conference

The NUS Liberation conference brings together campaigners from across the country to discuss nationwide issues affecting students from within different liberation groups.

Timeline

The timeline for NUS Conference elections at RUSU.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about NUS Conference and the delegate elections.

Results

The results of the most recent NUS Conference Delegate elections.

What is NUS?

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.

Take a look at the NUS website 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, 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.

What happens at NUS Conference?

The 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.

In addition, Liberation Conference provides the opportunity for students from within different Liberation groups to network, vote on policy, and hold their Officers to account.

What are the dates of NUS Conference?

The National Conference will take place in 2020. Candidates must be able to attend the 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 National Conference 31/03/20 – 02/04/20 The Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool
  • RUSU President 2018/19 (ex officio)
  • 4 "Open Place" Delegates
NUS Liberation Group 27/05/20 – 29/05/20 TBA Up to 6 Delegate Places filled by RUSU Part-time Officers.

Remember to vote!

Nominations for NUS delegate roles open on October 28th at 10:00, and close on November 15th 2019 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.

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 08:00 on November 26th 2019, and ends at 15:00 on November 29th 2019.

More information

Results will be posted online on Monday 2nd December 2019.

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.

RUSU Diversity Officer 2019/20 Zeid Sharif

Diversity Officer
Zeid Sharif

RUSU President 2019/20 Molli Cleaver

President
Molli Cleaver