How To Nominate

In order to nominate yourself in these elections you must first self-define your gender. If you have not done this you must click here.

Why do we need candidates to self-define their gender?

Self-definition is perhaps most simply understood as an outward expression of your personal identity. How you choose to identify yourself. Self-definition is not only important in terms of defining one’s personal identity, but it can take on a political importance too, as recognition of the oppression that certain groups within our society face.

At last year’s annual NUS Conference, a policy was passed to ensure that delegations to the National Conference 2015 would be made up of ‘at least 50% self-defining women’ – ensuring fair representation at the event.

Nominations for the NUS Delegate Elections open on Monday 10th November at 10.00am and close on Wednesday 26th November at 4pm.

To nominate yourself:

  1. Log in to (top right of the homepage)
  2. Go to the ‘Elections’ webpage and click on ‘Nominate’
  3. Agree the terms and conditions of the Election.
  4. Upload a manifesto outlining the reasons you would like to become an NUS Delegate (150 words max.)
  5. Click ‘Submit’ to confirm

If you have any questions or issues regarding the nomination process, please contact

If you have any questions or concerns about representation and self-definition, please contact RUSU’s Diversity and Integration Coordinator, Jamie Robertson, on