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Trans Students Conference 2017 - Notice of Conference

Tuesday 20-12-2016 - 10:23

NUS welcomes your participation at our first Trans Students Campaign Annual Conference taking place on 7 March 2017. The process of Nomination and Motion submission is now open. 

Who can attend?

Trans Student Representatives from across the UK. Each union may send up to five delegates, consisting of: one Open Place, one Non-Binary Students’ place, one Women’s Place, one Black Students’ Place and one Disabled Students’ Place. Where possible these delegates shall be selected by each CM by an election at which only self-defining trans students may vote. Unions may choose to assume that a Trans student elected to attend NUS LGBT+ Conference is correspondingly elected to attend Trans conference.

Why should you come along?

-  Make Policy

Policy for the Campaign will be decided upon at Trans students conference. Throughout the year, the Trans Students Campaign will work to represent, extend and defend the rights of Trans students. Each union can submit four motions to conference. Read through LGBT+ Students Live Policy for some ideas of past policy on trans rights. The Motions Deadline is 20 January 2017 at 1pm. 

- Stand for Election

For the first time, NUS will have a full time trans officer. Read Melantha Chittenden's Blog on the new trans officer role.

The elected national Trans students committee will act as representatives of Trans students. The current LGBT+ Officers are Melantha Chittenden and Noorulann Shahid. The nominations deadline for the full-time Trans students officers is 18 Janary at 12noon, and the Trans Students Committee will be elected at the conference.

- Learn and Collaborate 

Delegates can attend workshops to build campaigns together. Past discussions have centered on topics such as 'FE and HE academic system name & title change', 'Introduce a trans-inclusive sports policy to all HE and FE institutions' and 'Taking Direct Action for Healthcare'.

- NUS Trans 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 Trans Students Conference on the Trans Students Conference Hub

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

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