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NUS Democracy and Involvement guide.

Getting involved in... Zones

Inside NUS, there are five policy zones covering the five main broad areas of issues affecting students; welfare, further education, higher education, union development  and society and citizenship.

The role of each Zone is to lead a portfolio of work, enable in-depth and wide-ranging research and discussion on issues important to students, and deliver campaigns and work programmes relevant to that area.

Each Zone is led by a Vice President elected at the NUS National Conference and a committee elected at the Zone Conference held in late October.

How to get involved in Zones

  • Volunteer as a representative or organise to send a representative from your union to attend a particular zone conference
  • Contact the Vice President or committee to find out how you can feed into this year’s programme of work
  • Consider standing for election at the Zone Conference in October
  • Keep up-to-date with activities; handbooks, briefings, guides etc are published regularly. 
  • Register for email alerts that you can opt-in to from each section. 
  • Order materials. Put posters up in your union, distribute postcards and stickers and use toolkits and briefings to inform your local work 

 

Accountability reports for Zone Conferences 2013:

Getting involved in... liberation campaigns

NUS has four liberation campaigns who represent students who are disadvantaged by society because of their gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, race or because society does not respond to their particular ability needs.

Each liberations campaign is led by an officer  or 2 officers elected at the liberation conferences held in spring.

How to get involved in Liberation campaigns 

  • Volunteer as a representative or organise to send a representative from your union to attend liberation conferences
  • Contact the officers to find out how you can feed into this year’s programme of work
  • Consider standing for election at the Liberation conferences
  • Keep up-to-date with activities; handbooks, briefings, guides etc are published regularly. 
  • Register for email alerts that you can opt-in to from each section. 
  • Order materials. Put posters up in your union, distribute postcards and stickers and use toolkits and briefings to inform your local work
     

Getting involved in... The NUS Trustee Board

Each year at National Conference, delegates elect student trustees to NUS' Trustee Board.

Getting involved in... NUS Charitable Services

NUS Charity has four Direction and Oversight boards which give students the opportunity to input into specific projects that NUS is running. These groups are advisory and are made up of students and staff volunteers. The student positions are elected at Union Development and Society and Citizenship Zone Conferences.

Introduction to Direction and Oversight Boards

Nomination form

Getting involved in... commercial services

NUS Services offers multiple opportunities for you to get involved with the purchasing consortium for students' unions. You can stand to be a Committee or Board member at Convention & AGM each March/April.

There is currently a position open for a NUSSL Staff Director for 2012-16 available. Details can be found here.

For those that do not have the time to take up a volunteer position you can participate in specific focus groups or the area operational focus groups which tour the country.