NUS Liberation Conference 2020
NUS have recently announced the format for the new (and first ever) Liberation Conference! This has come from changes made at last years' NUS National Conference, which merged their Liberation Networks into one central campaign. This year the conference will be held on May 27th and will be entirely digital/online. For more information on the conference as a whole, head here!
Each NUS affiliated Union is entitled to a specific 6x party delegation of specified delegate roles:
LGBT+ Student Delegate, Trans Student Delegate, Disabled Student Delegate, Women Student Delegate, Black* Student Delegate and Black* Woman Student Delegate.
**the NUS use Black to mean students from African, Asian, Arab and Caribbean heritage
We've been working hard with your SU Liberation Networks to ensure the views of UoN students will be represented on this national level, and we are pleased to announce that 4 delegates have come forward.
Interested in being a delegate?
*Update 14/05/2020* All vacancies listed below are now filled.
Thank you to everyone who showed interest in these positions and welcome to our two new delegates! Check out the 'other ways to get involved' section below for more info on the conference, check out the Networks' pages for information on what your liberation groups are working on at the moment or head to our Campaigns page hub for more info on how to get involved in change making at your SU!
We do currently have two vacant positions on the Liberation Conference team for UoNSU: the delegate spaces of: Black* Student and Black* Woman Student. As the conference is upcoming soon, we are opening the offer of attending the NUS Liberation Conference in these delegate positions, to any current UoN student, who self defines into either of these roles. These positions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and anyone interested should email the staff member coordinating this at email@example.com
Are there any other ways to get involved?
Yes -we would encourage students to get involved as much as you can!
Currently, NUS has put out a call for questions for the hustings of the NUS Vice President Liberation (a position which will act similarly to your SU Liberation Officer but on a national scale). If you have questions you want to see asked at the Hustings, to be hosted online on Friday 15th May in advance of the conference itself, please submit them at the form that can be found here. Your SU Delegates will then be able to vote at the conference, based on candidate answers, to ensure UoNSU students get someone who will represent their best interests!
NUS National Conference 2020
In December 2019, we ran our cross-campus elections for your NUS Delegates - the students who represent you at the NUS National Conference in March 2020.
The NUS Conference is on now! Taking place between March 31st and April 1st, feel free to find out more at the main Conference page!
Policies for this conference can be found through this link. If you're interested in any of these policies, or anything to do with the NUS Conference, please either get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to James Pheasey, the head of the NUS Delegation for UoNSU, or with email@example.com so we can forward your queries to the delegation.
For any future democractic updates or to find out what else we have going on around the Student Voice, follow us on Twitter at @UoNSUMakeChange!
The successfully elected NUS Delegates from UoNSU are:
The Students' Union President, James Pheasey, is also a part of the delegation, as he is automatically included in this by the NUS, and is the lead for the delegation.
What is the NUS National Conference?
The NUS hold several conferences, but the biggest is the National Conference. Made up of students from Students' Unions across the country, these conferences are the place lively where members of the NUS can shape student policy on a national scale, and contribute to great change.
Each Students’ Union that is a member of the NUS, and are given a certain number of delegates to attend, speak and vote at conferences - our delegate entitlement.
As well as taking part in discussions and decisions about policy and campaigns, delegates will be voting in the elections that run in the NUS National Conference: these are for the National President of the NUS, the two Education Vice-Presidents of the NUS. They also elect the National Scrutiny Council positions - volunteers who hold the full time officers of the NUS to account - and the Democratic Proceedures Committee of the NUS.