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We aim to run events that are safe and accessible for delegates, staff and visitors. After evaluating the impact of coronavirus, and reviewing the feedback from our members, we have taken the decision to deliver all of our events between March – June in a different way. For our democratic events this will involve online and remote participation with changes to agendas and sessions as a consequence. 

 

Liberation Conference will now take place online Wednesday 27 May.

 

We are learning all the time but look forward to turning this conference into something really unique and special. We have gained some valuable insight into how we might best run our events remotely following the success of online participation at NUS Scotland Conference and National Conference.

 

This online conference will incorporate a number of different ways to participate remotely, offering delegates the opportunity to discuss, take part and vote by:

1. Debating three priority policy areas across the Liberation Campaign.

Once the policy has been decided we’ll release Policy Videos with speeches for and against the policies and produce a participation guide so you can run your own DIY debates. This will work like National Conference policy discussion. Find out more about how that worked here.

2. Discussing priorities for each campaign.

We will run a conference via Skype for each of the five campaign caucuses. There will be a debate on campaign priorities, run like a formal conference debate and chaired by the Steering Committee. This will take place on 27 May. Delegates will be emailed details on how to participate.

3. Voting for all positions, open 13 – 26 May.

In that time we’ll release videos of campaign speeches from candidates for the Vice President and campaign committee roles. We’ll also run an online hustings for Vice president candidates where you will have the opportunity to submit questions. We’ll also release candidate information, manifestos and photos.

 

All voting will take place online – both for elections and for policy voting.

All students’ and students’ unions are able to submit policy proposals to shape the content of the event and the Liberation work going forward. Read more here.

NUS Liberation campaigns support and fights for the rights of Black*, Disabled, LGBT+, Trans and Women students. Each of the campaigns is represented at the Conference with space for attendees to discuss matters relevant to members from the Liberation groups represented. Liberation is important to NUS because our identities affect our participation, achievement and progression in education.

*The term ‘Black’ is used to refer to African, Asian, Arab and Caribbean people and those who self define as Black.

 

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