National Conference Delegates

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 full-time officers and other representatives to the National Executive Council (NEC). The NEC is the most senior policy-making body outside of National Conference.

At National Conference, students and officers from across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and England will come together to focus on the next steps of the NUS New Vision for Education campaign, alongside building the #DecoloniseEducation campaign. As a conference attendee you can expect:
1.    Spaces where you can build your communities
2.    Meaningful involvement in shaping the next steps of NUS campaigns
3.    Chances to grow your own campaigning skills to take action.


This Year the National Conference will run Monday 28th - Tuesday 29th - at ACC Liverpool as an in person event.

If you are planning to run for this position please read the COVID-19 event guidelines for NUS in-person events and make sure you will be available to attend both full days in Liverpool. 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 5 additional positions available:

3 x National Conference Delegate (Open Place)

2 x National Conference Delegate (Women's Place)

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. 

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