Next Steps in the Policy Process for National Conference

Wednesday 03-02-2016 - 16:28

Zone Committees have now submitted their reports and proposals to National Conference. Submission of Amendments and Ordinary motions have now opened. Next Steps in the policy process are outlined below.

Policy is one of the key reasons why we hold a conference. Through debating motions, National Conference makes decisions about what NUS should stand for. Every delegate can submit motions, speak on motions, and vote for motions. 


Next Steps in the Policy Process:

Submit Zone Proposal Amendments and Ordinary Motions – Deadline 4 March 2016

Each Zone has now published proposals for what NUS should focus on in the coming year. The Democratic Procedures Committee has also submitted proposals for Rules Review. You can now read these proposals. Each Students’ Union is now able to submit up to 1400 words of amendments to the proposals or their own motions through the motions form. Before submitting policy to National Conference, it is recommended that you find out if NUS already has policy in this area. All current NUS policy can be found here. The deadline for Amendments and ordinary motions is 12noon on 4 March. Ordinary motions and amendments to Zone Proposals will then be published in Conference Document 10 (CD10).


Priority Ballot – Sent Out Week Commencing Monday 4 April 2016

Priority Ballot sets the order that Motions will be debated in at Conference. Delegates will have the CD10 Motions Document and be able to vote on the order that Zones are debated, and the order that motions are debated in within zones. Priority Ballot is sent out to all registered delegates, so it’s important that when you register, you provide a valid email address for each delegate.


For any queries regarding the submission of motions or amendments, please contact

NUS National Conference 2016 will take place from 19 - 21 April 2016 at The Brighton Centre. Registration is open until 12noon on Wednesday 23 March. Register Now for National Conference


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