NUS Delegates

 

Have a view on national issues that affect students? Think it is important that students are well represented in discussions about national education policy? Every year the National Union of Students (NUS) hosts National Conferences to gather feedback from students on issues that relate specifically to them. Delegates are elected to represent Manchester Met students at a national level at NUS National Conferences and influence NUS decision making for the year ahead. At these conferences, delegates vote on motions put forward and elect NUS Officers to campaign on student issues. 

As members of NUS — the national representative body for UK students — Manchester Met students are able to run in the upcoming election to become NUS delegates and attend the two conferences below. 

 

National Conference

 

When?

 

6 – 8 April 2021

Submission deadline: 28 February 2021

 

What is it?

 

Over 1,000 student representatives gather to attend the National Union of Students (NUS) annual conference, to decide what NUS should work on for the next three years. This conference will focus on the next steps of the #StudentsDeserveBetter campaign, and moving to fight for a new vision for education, alongside building the #DecoloniseEducation campaign.

 

Postions available:

 

There are eight positions available to attend this conference with four places reserved for women and four open places. This is in line with NUS national policy that 50% of the delegation must be women, rounded down. The President will attend the Conference as ex-officio on behalf of The Union, and will act as the delegation leader.

 

How to get involved:

 

If you are interested in attending national conference, all you need to do is submit a manifesto on why students should vote for you to represent them, get students to vote for you and win the election!

 

Key election dates for the above conferences:

 
  • Nominations open: Friday 29 January 2021
  • Nominations close: Sunday 28 February 2021
  • Manifesto deadline: Friday 5 March 2021
  • Manifestos go live: Monday 8 March 2021
  • Voting opens: Friday 12 March 2021
  • Voting closes: Thursday 18 March
  • Results announced: Thursday 18 March 2021

If you’ve got any questions about the NUS Delegate elections, feel free to contact us on s.u.elections@mmu.ac.uk

 

Liberation Conference

When?

 

23 – 25 March 2021 - Online

Submission deadline: 28 February 2021

 

What is it?

 

The Liberation Conference brings together activists from NUS Liberation campaigns to build policy and discuss issues affecting students from Liberation groups. NUS Liberation campaigns support and fight for the rights of Black*, Disabled, LGBT+, Trans and Women students. Liberation Conference will bring students together to organise around and plan next steps for NUS #DecoloniseEducation campaign and the fight for liberated trans healthcare and GRA reform. There will also be a chance to explore new ideas to be vocal and visible on, such as the Disabled Students’ Allowance.

 

Positions Available:

 
  • One Black* Student
  • One additional place for a Black* Woman Student
  • One Trans Student
  • One LGBT+ Student
  • One Disabled Student
  • One Woman Student

*NUS use Black to mean students from African, Asian, Arab and Caribbean heritage

 

If you are interested in attending Liberation conference, please contact the Union on s.u.elections@mmu.ac.uk

 

Resources

 

Read The Union Constitution

The constitution is the ‘rule book’ by which The Union operates. It sets out how we are run, how decisions are made and the procedures we follow

Elections Rules

A complete breakdown of the 2021 Student Officer Elections rules

Equal Opportunities Regulations

The Union has a strong and effective commitment to creating a work environment that celebrates diversity and recognises equality of opportunity