Have you ever wanted your voice to be heard nationally? Are you concerned about national issues that impact students? You're not alone. Every year over 1,000 student representatives gather to attend the National Union of Students (NUS) annual conference, to decide what NUS - the national representative body for UK students - should work on for the next three years.
25 MMU students have nominated themselves to stand in this year’s election and you have the chance to vote for who you think is best for the job. You can vote for multiple candidates in order of preference. 8 will be chosen based on your votes.
Every year The Union elects students as NUS delegates to attend the NUS National Conference, which sets policy for the NUS for the year ahead in each of its 5 zones and holds NUS elections.
The 5 zones which the conference sets policy for are:
National Conference is also where the budget for the year ahead for NUS is decided through the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The Union will send 9 delegates to NUS National Conference in 2018, with four places being reserved for women and five open places. This is in line with NUS national policy that 50% of the delegation must be women, rounded down. Of the five open places, the President has a place reserved to attend ex-officio on behalf of The Union, and will act as delegation leader.
Representation on NUS Conference delegations is a motion that was passed at National Conference 2014, challenging NUS' rules on the make-up of delegations to National Conference. The motion means that all delegations will have to have at least 50% self-defining women on them (rounded down).
The 2018 Conference will take place in Glasgow from March 27 to March 29 inclusive.
Please be aware that the number of voters may lag behind the number of votes cast during voting. This is just a quirk of how our live stats app processes new votes and does not mean that some people are voting twice!