NUS Delegate Elections

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.


Frequently asked questions about NUS Conference and the delegate elections.


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 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 considered.

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.

NUS Conference Date Location Delegation
NUS National Conference 28/03/22 – 30/03/22 The Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool
  • RUSU President 2020/21 (ex officio)
  • 5 "Open Place" Elected Delegates
NUS Liberation Conference 30/03/22 – 31/03/22 The Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool Up to 6 Delegate Places filled by RUSU Part-time Officers.

Remember to vote!

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.

More information

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