International Students

NUS International Students' Conference takes place on Thursday 10 March to Friday 11 March 2016.

NUS International Students' Conference is the sovereign policy-making body of the International Students' Section which is a part of NUS UK.

This Conference brings together delegates from students' unions affiliated to NUS UK to discuss, debate and vote on motions and elect the political leadership for the year ahead.

There is no delegate entitlement for International Students Conference. However, for the purposes of elections, voting is done on a One Union, One Vote basis. Only students that are defined as part of the International Students section may take part in its governance, as defined by NUS' Rules.

Bursaries are available to support those students' unions that struggle financially to send delegates to democratic conferences. Bursaries for the 2016 International Students' Conference can be applied for here.

Conference Document 1 - Notice of International Students Conference

Conference Document 3 - Elections

Conference Document 5 - Minutes from International Students Conference 2015

Conference Document 5 - Resolutions from International Students Conference 2015

Conference Document 6 - Motions

Conference Document 8 - Manifestos

Mostafa Rajaai Plain Text Manifesto

Conference Document 9 - Order Paper

Conference Document 10 - Policy Lapse

Policy made at International Students Conference 2013 will lapse at the end of International Students Conference 2016

Conference Document 12 - Resolutions from International Students Conference 2016


Understanding your role as an NUS Delegate

As a delegate you have 3 main roles at Conference which includes; voting on policy, voting in elections, voting on reports.

Policy – setting the direction of NUS International Students' Section

You will discuss and vote on motions which will become policy of NUS when passed. The policy will inform the organisation about what you, its student members, think about key issues. This policy will be interpreted and enacted by the Council members.

Elections – choosing the leadership of NUS International Students' Section

You will be able to choose the leadership of NUS for 2016/17 who represent students on a National level.

Reports – reviewing the work of NUS International Students' Section

You will be reviewing the work of the elected leadership and representatives on committees. You have the opportunity to hold to account the officer responsible by asking them questions and voting on whether to approve their reports.