NUS Wales responded to members’ calls for change with a ‘regeneration’ of democratic processes and events.
The overhaul overseen by President Luke Young includes:
Keeping NUS Wales Conference as the sovereign body of the organisation. Motions passed at the annual conference directly feed into the Scheme of Work. Four members of NUS Wales National Executive Committee will be elected. The conference also will invite union staff to attend as observers.
The introduction of a Scheme of Work, which will cohesively bring together the organisation’s annual priorities. This is modelled on NUS Scotland’s Plan of Work. Find out more about the Scheme of Work.
Creating Y Talwrn to replace The Big Welsh One. Y Talwrn is a brand new addition to the NUS Wales programme of events. It will be open to 2012/13 union officers and staff within NUS Wales’ and will incorporate a day learning, networking and planning tailored to the needs of unions in Wales. The newly elected WNEC will present a draft of the Scheme of work for members to comment, debate and inform.
Adding regional further education events. Because of Y Talwrn's timing, FE members will have other opportunities to gain skills and feed into the Scheme of Work. These events will be similar to the FE leadership event run by NUS UK.
Changing Winter Council to the NUS Wales Zone Conference. Policy can be developed, the Scheme of Work can be amended, and three positions on the NUS Wales National Executive Committee will be elected. The zone conference will be held on Thursday 22 November 2012.
Wales’ liberation campaigns also are reviewing their democratic structures and events programme. Current Women’s Officer and NUS Wales President Elect Stephanie Lloyd leads the joint review. Recommendations from this strand are due by end of June.
Read the full details of NUS Wales Regeneration (PDF).
If you have any questions about the changes, please direct them to Luke Young (firstname.lastname@example.org) or director Hannah Pudner (Hannah.email@example.com).