Key Dates and Deadlines

Conference Key Dates and Deadlines


All closing times are 12 noon, unless specified otherwise




17 Feb

Election Deadline


Deadline for applications to stand for the positions of National President, Vice President Further Education and Vice President Higher Education. Also deadline for volunteer positions on the National Scrutiny Council.

19 Feb

Candidate Briefing


Briefing for all candidates for Full Time Officer positions.

24 Feb


Extended deadline for FE places on National Scrutiny Council

25 Feb

Policy Deadline


Deadline for submission of policy topics and ideas from students’ unions.

26 Feb

Candidates announced and campaigning begins


Find out who is standing in National Conference elections with candidates announced today.

2 March

Registration Deadline (accommodation)


Deadline to register your delegates in order book accommodation. This is also the deadline for delegate details so they can submit amendments and participate in policy prioritisation. You can still register after this time but cannot book accommodation.

3 - 11 March

Amendment submission and prioritisation exercise


During this time all delegates can suggest amendments and vote for the policies they want to be discussed at conference.


Deadline to submit change proposals to the NUS UK Estimates


16 March

Voting opens, policy announced and reports published


Polls will open for NUS officer positions and we’ll also be releasing the prioritised policies for discussion at conference..

16 March





17 March

Submit questions for candidate question time.


Be sure to send in your questions for candidates by this date!



Final registration deadline


This is the final deadline to register your delegates for National Conference.

18 March

Candidate Question Time


This question and answer session will be held on this day and streamed live.

30 March

Delegates to check they have received voting links/are able to vote


31 March – 2 April

National Conference 2020


31 March – deadline for candidates to Democratic Procedures Committee and close of voting for Officer positions.


2 March - opening of voting for Scrutiny Council and Democratic Procedures Committee.

6 April

Voting closes for national Scrutiny Committee and Democratic Procedures Committee elections.