Information about NUS Delegate Elections 2019
YUSU is a member organisation of the National Union of Students (NUS). Established in 1922, the NUS represents around 7 million students across the UK. It is a voluntary membership organisation, which aims to make a real difference to the lives of students and its member students' unions. They promote, defend and extend the rights of students and develop and champion strong students’ unions. It also delivers training for our staff and elected Officers; supports students financially through the NUS Card and makes supplies cheaper for students’ unions nationally. If you don’t know what the NUS does, have a look at some of the things they have achieved for students over the years.
National Conference 2020
Like YUSU, the NUS is a democratic, student-led organisation and has elected Officers who run campaigns on a wide range of issues relevant to students and respond to policy ideas submitted by their membership. From 31 March - 2 April, 2020 in Liverpool, the NUS will hold its annual National Conference - the largest democratic gathering of students in the world.
This is the top decision-making body of NUS. Delegates are elected from each affiliated students’ union to represent students’ views on a national level, decide on priorities and policy and elect the leaders for the following year.
Electing YUSU’s Delegates
YUSU has 6 spaces for delegates to go to National Conference. One is automatically given to the Union President, but the five others are open for any student at the University of York! Your travel and accommodation is paid for by us and you get the chance to vote on policy ideas, submit your own and elect next year’s NUS Officers. Training and support will be provided to ensure you have the tools to participate as effectively as possible.
At National Conference 2014, delegates passed a policy to ensure that delegations to National Conference would be made up of “at least 50% self-defining women, rounded down”. For us, that means that at least 3 of our 6 elected delegates will be self-defining women.
You don’t need to hold any other student roles, this is a chance for anyone to get involved in the decision making of the national student movement. All you need to do is nominate yourself on our website. If you identify as a woman please nominate yourself in the ‘NUS Delegate (self-defining woman)’ category or if you do not identify as a women please nominate yourself in the ‘NUS Delegate (open place)’ category.
Nominations are open until 12pm on Friday 22nd November (Week 8)
Voting will go live at 9am on Monday 25th November 2019 (Week 9) and will close at 5pm on Monday 2nd December 2019 (Week 10). Nominate yourself or get in touch with [email protected] if you have any questions.