Everything you need to know about NUS Black Students' conference 2016

Thursday 26-05-2016 - 09:49

We’re really excited to announce the details for Black students’ conference, which takes place in Bradford this weekend. Read on to find out more about what’s happening over a jam packed two days.

NUS Black Students’ Conference details for registered delegates


Each year the Black students’ campaign brings together delegates from students’ unions over two days to elect the political leadership and policy for the coming year. Over the course of conference delegates will also have the chance to listen to some inspirational people discussing issues pertinent to Black students.


Our confirmed speakers include:


Gary Younge – is our keynote speaker. Gary is an author, broadcaster and editor-at-large for The Guardian. Some of his well-known work includes No Place Like Home: A Black Briton’s Journey Through the American South and The Speech: The Story Behind Martin Luther King Jr’s Dream.


Linda Bellos OBE – is speaking in the plenary ‘Mobilising against racism, fascism and state violence’. Linda was a prominent figure in politics in London on the 1980s and was the second Black woman to become leader of a British local council. She is also a strong LGBT+ activist and was co-chair of the LGBT Advisory Group to the Metropolitan Police between 2000 and 2003.


Lee Jasper – is also speaking in the plenary ‘Mobilising against racism, fascism and state violence’. Lee is a race relations and human rights activist. In 2010 the NUS Black Students’ campaign awarded him the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution toward challenging racism in higher education. He currently co-Chairs the group Black Activists Rising Against the Cuts (BARAC) with Zita Holbourne. (They will have a stall at conference this year where you can pick up more information)

Throughout the day delegates will be able to engage in the various panels and ask questions of all speakers they hear from.


You will also discuss and vote on motions which will become policy of NUS when passed. We strongly advise that you familiarise yourself with motions that will be discussed beforehand (though documents will be available for to keep hold of when you register) as it makes your time at conference a lot easier! You can view all motions here. You will also have the opportunity to choose the leadership of NUS Black Students’ campaign, to see who is standing for election for Black students’ officer please click here.  

For any other information relating to conference and your role as a delegate please visit the hub.


NUS Black Students’ conference takes place on Saturday 28 May – Sunday 29 May 2016 in Bradford. The hashtag for the event is #NUSblack16.


Registration for the event has now closed.



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