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Black Students Conference 2017 - Notice of Conference

Monday 16-01-2017 - 15:09

NUS welcomes your participation at our annual Black Students Conference taking place 20-21 May 2017. The process of Nomination and Motion submission is now open. 

Who can attend?

Black Students Representatives from across the UK. Each Students’ Union is entitled to send 1 delegate with voting and speaking rights and up to 4 observers who will have speaking rights but  no voting rights. Observers will have an additional change at Registration. Delegates to the NUS Black Students’ Conference may be elected or nominated in a manner approved by the Constituent Member. All delegates and observers MUST self-define as Black. The term ‘Black’ is used to refer to African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean students and those who self-define as Black.

Why should you come along?

-  Make Policy

Policy for the Campaign is decided upon at black students conference. Throughout the year, the Black Students Campaign works to raise awareness on issues affecting Black students at a local, national and international level. This year’s priorities included: Black Representation, Anti-Racism and Anti-Facism and Equality in Education. Each union can submit 6 motions to conference. Read through Black Students Live Policy for some ideas. The Motions Deadline is 29th March 2017. 

- Stand for Election

The elected national black students committee act as representatives of black students. The Current Officer is Aadam Muuse. The nominations deadline for the full-time black students officer is 28th April, and the Black Students Committee will be elected at the conference

- Learn and Collaborate 

Delegates can attend workshops to build campaigns together. Past speakers have included Gary Younge, Linda Bellos OBE and Lee Jasper.

- NUS Black Students Campaign Awards

Each year dedicated students, officers and unions go the extra mile to improve the lives of students who define into one or more Liberation campaigns. This is a chance to reward this work and best practice within universities and unions recognising the hard work unions and officers out in ensuring campaigns are effectively supporting the students they represent.

Find Out More about Black Students Conference on the Conference Hub

If you require Additional Information about this conference please contact governanceteam@nus.org.uk

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