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National Conference - Nominations Now Open

Tuesday 20-12-2016 - 17:16

Nominations are now open for roles elected at National Conference - taking place 25-27 April 2017.

Positions Avaliable

Full-Time Officers: 

The National President, Vice President (Further Education), Vice President (Higher Education), Vice President (Society and Citizenship), Vice President (Union Development) and Vice President (Welfare) are elected at National Conference

National Executive Council voluntary positions: 

National Conference elects 15 members of the National Executive Council – known as the ‘Block of 15’. Five positions are reserved for Further Education candidates and 50% of the positions (rounded down) will be reserved for candidates who self-define as women. 

NUS UK Directors:

The National Conference elects directors to sit on the NUS UK Board. They have collective responsibility with the officer and lay trustees for the finance and legal aspects of the National Union.

Democratic Procedures Committee Members:      

The National Conference elects members to the Democratic Procedures Committee, which ensures the smooth running of Conference and the policy process. National Conference will elect four members this year.

Considerations in submitting your nomination

  1. Think about why you want to stand: Read the Role Profile, how you're going to get the votes of delegates and what you’d want to achieve if elected.

  2. Check and follow the election rules: If you decide to stand for election, you are responsible for ensuring that you and your supporters adhere to the relevant election rules. Failure to do so could result in disqualification.
  3. Hand in the right things at the right time:  Whether that’s getting the right number of nominations for a position, completing the form fully and accurately with all relevant information (remember you can’t change information on your nomination form once it is rafter submitted) or submitting election expenses by the stated deadline, candidates must ensure they hand in the right things at the right time. This doesn’t just apply to candidates; deadlines exist for submitting questions to candidates and challenging a candidate’s eligibility. Anything submitted after a deadline will not be accepted.

  4. Prepare an election speech: Candidates will be given the opportunity to give a short speech setting out why they deserve your vote. This will be confirmed before the election.

  5. Campaign fairly and responsibly: Whether campaigning in person or via social media, candidates and their supporters must carry out their campaigns in a manner that treats others candidates and delegates equally and with respect.  Candidates and their supports must also adhere to the Code of Conduct. Failure to do so could result in disqualification

Visit the National Conference Hub for more information and to stand for election

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

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