The Role of a National Conference Delegate
The National Conference Delegates (NCDs) attend, represent Anglia Ruskin Students’ Union and vote at the annual National Union of Students (NUS) National Conference, the main policy-making body of the NUS.
It produces policy and/or position statements on the activities of NUS, of which the Students’ Union is a member, and elects the volunteers ans representatives for NUS.
As a conference attendee you can expect:
1. Spaces where you can build your communities and network
2. Meaningful involvement in shaping NUS campaigns
3. Chances to grow your own campaigning skills to take action.
This Year the National Conference will run 15th - 16th March 2023 at the Harrogate Convention Centre.
(The SU will arrange and cover reasonable costs for transport and accomodation.)
The delegation will be led by the President of Anglia Ruskin Students' Union.
There are 9 additional positions available:
The National Conference has a gender-balance requirement and at least half of the delegation must self-define as women. The election will will counted using your student data and the option to self-define as a woman to ensure that we meet this balance.
*Update February 2023
Due to an administrative oversight our elected delegation did not meet the gender-balance requirements for NUS conference.
As there were no futher candidates who define as women the voting delegation has been reduced to 5 in order meet the gender-balance requirement. These will be the President and the 4 candidates receiving the highest number of votes, whilst meeting the required ratios.
The remaining 4 candidates who were previously declared as delegates will be offered 'observer' places - allowing them to engage in debate and policy discussion at conference but not to vote.