Guidance for staff

NUS Democratic Conferences for democracy staff

There are lots of ways to make sure your delegates are trained up and know what they are doing at conference. We think it’s important they get trained up before conference so they know what’s happening and what their role is. Keep an eye out for member emails in the coming weeks. 

You can view a recording of the session we held for democracy staff.

We have produced the following resources to help you deliver training at your union:

NUS Conferences Delegate Training Slides 2021

NUS Conferences Delegate Training Notes 2021

Submitting proposals to National Conference

We recently facilitated a series of member workshops to help your students consolidate and submit their ideas to National Conference. Your union can submit the ideas here.

What information will I need to register delegates?

To register delegates you will need the following information.

  • NUS Secure Code – please speak to President or Senior Staff Contact
  • Delegate Full Name
  • Delegate Email Address
  • Delegate Mobile Number to add them to WhatsApp Group 
  • Online Access Requirements to ensure the delegate can participate online
  • Date of Birth if the delegate is under 18
  • Gender for National Conference so we can ensure fair representation is met
  • Emergency Contact for delegate

In order to register your union will be sent a unique link to register along with instructions on how to register delegates. This will be sent to your Primary Contact (CEO/General Manager) and you will need your NUS Secure code to register. If you are unsure who your Primary Contact is please email .

Delegate Entitlement

For each of NUS’s Democratic Conferences, each of our member Students’ Unions is entitled to send a certain number of Delegates to attend, speak and vote. This is known as Delegate Entitlement. This is defined in the NUS UK Rules and set by the Democratic Procedures Committee.

Full details of your delegate entitlement for 2020/21 can be found by following the link below