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What do NUS conference delegates do?

Conference delegates attend a National Union of Students (NUS) conference to represent Sussex. Delegates can vote on our behalf and take part in discussions.

The time commitment required is the duration of the conference (including time required to travel to and from the location) as well as a briefing prior to the conference and debriefing and/or report writing after the conference.

The Students' Union covers conference registration fees, accommodation and travel for delegates.

What conferences are there?

National conference is the sovereign body of the NUS, it sets policy for the year ahead in each of the 5 zones (Society & Citizienship, Higher Education, Further Education, Welfare and Union Development) and elects NUS President, Vice Presidents and Block of 15 representatives on the NUS National Executive Council.

It is also where the budget for the year ahead is decided through the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Every year over 1,500 delegates arrive at the conference from institutions across the United Kingdom.

The LGBT students', Women students', Disabled students' and Black students' conferences are an opportunity for student activists from across the UK to come together to set the direction for the campaign for the year ahead and elect their Officers and Committee.

One of the key functions of these conference is to debate and vote on motions, which become the policy for five years. 

When and where are the conferences?

NUS National Conference: 25 April to 27 April 2017. Brighton
NUS Disabled Students' Conference: 22 March to 24 March. Manchester
NUS Women Students' Conference: 5 April to 7 April. Solihull
NUS LGBT+ Students' Conference 15 March to 17 March. Sheffield

NUS Black Students' Conference: 28 May to 29 May. Bradford

Who can be a conference delegate?

Any student can nominate themself. For the LGBT, Women, Disabled and Black students' conferences, candidates must self define as a member of that group.

For some conferences there are places allocated for particular students, e.g. women students. Our national conference delegation must be at least 50% women. See the post list for information about allocated places. 

How do I nominate myself?

During the nomination period, just log in to our website and nominate yourself below. All you need to do is to confirm your contact details. You can choose to upload a photo, slogan of up to 6 words and/or manifesto of up to 100 words. These are optional but recommended.

Student Rep committee positions 2017

Student Reps can vote for which Reps hold positions on certain University committees, the University Senate and Students' Union Council.

13 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 16:00 on Tuesday 24 October 2017 (in 6 days)

The polls open at 09:00 on Wednesday 25 October 2017 (in 6 days)

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.

Union Executive, NUS delegate and Trustee elections 2018

To take part, please log in to our website. The Union's Full-time Officers and Part-time Officers lead the Union. The Trustees oversee the Union's activities as part of the Union's charity trustee board. NUS delegates represent Sussex at a national level at NUS conferences

23 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 09:00 on Monday 26 February 2018 (in 18 weeks and 4 days)

The polls open at 09:00 on Monday 12 March 2018 (in 20 weeks and 4 days)

Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.

Information for candidates

Election dates

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