Wednesday 11-11-2015 - 23:11
Do you want to represent students across Wales and have your say on key aspects of NUS Wales' work throughout the year? Here's how you can.
At NUS Wales Zone Conference we will hold elections for three posts on the NUS Wales National Executive Committee (NUS Wales NEC). Nominations for these posts are now open and will close during NUS Wales Zone Conference on Wednesday 18 November.
What is the NUS Wales NEC?
The NUS Wales National Executive Committee serves as the political leadership of NUS Wales. The committee has 14 members. The NUS Wales President, Deputy President and five liberation officers make up half of this number. The other 7 members, known as the ‘Block of seven’, are student representatives who are elected annually, four at NUS Wales’ annual spring conference and another three at our autumn Zone Conference.
What’s the role of a NUS Wales NEC member?
The NUS Wales NEC meets 6 times between 1 July 2015 and 1 July 2016. During these meetings the NUS Wales President and Deputy President report on their progress and consult with the committee members on key issues. This gives the elected representatives the opportunity to hold the full-time officers to account and to have a real input into the work and direction of NUS Wales. Meetings are often followed by policy briefings or workshops to provide you with skills and knowledge to help you in your role.
This is a volunteer role and your travel expenses will be paid.
How do I run for a place on the NUS Wales NEC?
There are three positions available: one is reserved for further education, one is reserved for women and the third is an open place. Any student from a member college or university union can stand for election. All you have to do is fill out a nomination form and make sure you have enough nominations from other NUS Wales members.
These nominations must be received by the NUS Wales Returning Officer by 12.30pm, Wednesday 18 November 2015. Any nominations received after this deadline will not be accepted.
We will hold hustings during the afternoon of Zone conference, where you will have the opportunity to make a short speech outlining why delegates should vote for you. Delegates will then vote for the candidates of their choice and successful candidates will become members of the NUS Wales NEC.
What should I do now?
If you’re interested, get your nomination form here.
If you have any questions, get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.