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NUS Delegates - Nominations now open!

NUS Delegates - Nominations now open!

We're looking for candidates - could it be you?

NUS delegate nominations are now open! The NUS National Conference is your opportunity to vote on issues for NUS to focus and campaign on for the next 1-2 years. This role will have a direct impact on students in affiliated Unions across the country. 

If you like talking to others about concerns and ideas to improve your uni experience, this could be the perfect role for you! We’d expect you to take part in Guild democracy and have an active role in the development of policy that will be submitted to NUS UK Conference.

National Conference is taking place in Liverpool, March 2022.

Read below the experiences of our delegates last year, and head over to our Candidate Hub to submit your nomination.

 

Scarlett, NUS National Conference Delegate

This year’s conference moved away from reacting to the symptoms and instead went after the root causes of important issues within the university HE system. It was amazing to see so many passionate and inspiring students in such a high energy and impactful campaigning space.

Over the course of the conference, I had the chance to attend a variety of campaigning and policy workshops which focused on topics ranging from decolonisation and mental health, to university fees and sexual violence. Here, I had the chance to provide support and constructive feedback to student policy proposers, helping to make their ideas as effective and inclusive as possible. You can find out more about the current NUS campaigns at: https://www.nus.org.uk/campaign-hub.

Additionally, I really enjoyed attending optional events during lunchtime and the evenings such as the digital Students Deserve Better (SDB) Rally and sessions hosted by the Federation of Students in Islamic Societies and the Union of Jewish Students.

My highlight of the conference was networking with other students studying at universities around the country and exploring ways in which we can cohesively work together to create positive and long-lasting impacts well after the conference.

A massive thank you to all who voted in the University of Exeter Students’ Guild Elections 2021 and gave me the opportunity to represent the voice of the students. I would highly encourage anyone interested in HE, campaigning and making a difference to nominate themselves! If you have any further questions about this experience, feel free to drop me an email at slh258@exeter.ac.uk!

 

Raitieli, NUS National Conference Delegate

Despite the conditions and having to discuss such pressing topics online, this year’s 2021 NUS National Conference was not only informative, but it really clarified that those who are capable of change are very aware of students' current demands and campaigns .Overall, it was a great experience debating about relevant issues and truly showcased the gaps and problems within the current education system, which is what we covered on many occasions. The exposure to networks and being introduced to people from diverse backgrounds was something I really appreciated as it also provided new perspectives hearing what they had to say about these topics, and how we could approach them through their demands that we might not have experienced, or have exposure to. So with that being said, the speakers really did their best to listen to different voices and were lenient with the terms and conditions of their campaigns which was noticeable when voting came about and we saw those changes being made. I look forward to next year's event, and the changes that come with it.

 

 

 

 

 

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