NUS National Conference Delegate Election
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Roehampton Students’ Union is a member of the National Union of Students (NUS) and each year, we are able to send delegates to NUS National Conference. An NUS Delegate represents Roehampton Student Union at a national level at the National Union of Students (NUS) Conferences.
This is an amazing opportunity to influence the national student movement by voting on motions at national conferences as well as electing NUS Officers who work full time, campaigning on the issues that you’ll vote on at the conference. National Conference occurs once a year and it’s where our elected delegates will get to have a say in what the national union believes and campaigns for.
Delegates have four main roles during the conference:
- Voting on policy: Students’ Unions from across the country will submit motions to be debated at National Conference, on issues from how education is funded and learning and teaching quality, to issues affecting students outside the lecture theatre like the cost of housing and student activities. Motions are voted for by delegates and if passed, they will become NUS policy for three years and the elected officer team will work to implement them.
- Voting in elections: Similarly to Roehampton, NUS is led by elected officers. At National Conference, delegates will vote for the next National President and five Vice-Presidents, who are paid full-time officers who campaign on policy passed by delegates. You will also elect voluntary members of the National Executive Council who hold officers to account throughout the year. There are also elections for student members of the NUS Trustee Board and to the Democratic Procedures Committee, which is the committee who ensure conference runs smoothly and democratically.
- Voting on reports: National Conference is the way that NUS officers are held to account for the work that they do so you will be asked to vote to approve officer reports. You will also be asked to approve reports from NUS’ boards. Voting on reports is a way that delegates can hold NUS accountable for its work.
- Representing the views of Roehampton students when undertaking the above roles.
- National Conference takes place from 9th-11th April 2019 in Glasgow. In order to run to be an NUS delegate, you must be able to attend National Conference on these dates.
- Travel and accommodation will be provided.
- There are a number of key deadlines to note ahead of the conference itself, such as the publication of election candidates, reports and motions to be discussed.
- The deadlines and more information about the conference can be found here and will also be communicated to you by the students’ union: https://conference.nusconnect.org.uk
- The result of the elections will be announced on 27th November and from that point, you will be able to talk to the NUS delegates about who you think they should vote for and what you think the important issues are that NUS can tackle nationally.