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Womens Conference 2017 - Notice of Conference

Wednesday 30-11-2016 - 15:52

NUS welcomes your participation at our annual Womens Students Conference taking place 28-30 March 2017. The process of Nomination and Motion submission is now open. 

Who can attend?

Women Student Representatives from across the UK. Each Union can send up to 4 delegates: 1 place for a Black woman, 1 place for a woman who defines into another liberation group (Black, Disabled or LGBT+) and 2 open places. The NUS Women's Campaign affirms that self-definition is at the sole discretion of the individual in question.

Why should you come along?

-  Make Policy

Policy for the Campaign is decided upon at womens conference. Throughout the year, the Womens Campaign works on this policy, to positively impact women students’ lives and towards the freedom from oppression and discrimination of Women. Projects have included Tackling Lad Culture, Herstory and #StandByMe. Each union can submit 6 motions to conference. Read through Womens Campaign Live Policy for some ideas. The Motions Deadline is 17th January 2017. 

- Stand for Election

The elected national womens committee act as representatives of women students. The Current Officer is Hareem Ghani. The nominations deadline for the full-time womens officer is 1st March, and the Womens Committee will be elected at the conference

- Learn and Collaborate 

Delegates can attend workshops to build campaigns together. Past workshops have included 'Online Activism and Selfcare', 'Faith in Feminism' and 'Strong intersectional Campaigns'. 

- NUS Womens 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 Womens Conference on the Womens Conference Hub

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

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