Any GCU student can stand to be elected as a delegate to NUS UK (31 March - 2 April 2020; Liverpool) and Scotland Conference (19th and 20th March 2020; Dundee) and represent GCU students at the conference.
Understanding your role as an NUS Conference Delegate
As a delegate you have 3 main roles as a National Union of Students (NUS) Conference Delegate which includes; voting on policy, voting in elections, voting on reports. We are members of NUS UK and NUS Scotland.
Policy – setting the direction of NUS
You will discuss and vote on motions which will become policy of NUS when passed. The policy will inform NUS about what you, its student members, think about key issues. This policy will be interpreted and enacted by the National Executive Council members.
Elections – choosing the leadership of NUS
You will be able to choose the leadership of NUS. The positions you can vote for will depend on the conference you attend. At the NUS UK Conference, you can vote for the National President, the 5 Vice Presidents and the 15 Block members of the National Executive Council. At NUS Scotland Conference you can vote for the President, Vice President (Education), Vice President (Communities), and eight Executive Representatives who form the NUS Scotland Executive Committee. At other conferences, you can elect liberation or minority officers.
Accountability – reviewing the work of NUS
You will be reviewing the work of the various committees and groups with NUS as well as the accounts and estimates presented at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). During these report sessions, you will receive an overview of the work and have the opportunity to hold to account the officers responsible by asking them questions and voting on whether to approve it.
Find out more about how NUS works.
Find out more about NUS UK Conference and NUS Scotland Conference.
To nominate yourself for the role NUS Scotland Conference Delegate either follow this link or select 'your account/profile' at the top right of the page and then select 'My Nominations' from the side menu. (Please Note: you must be logged in to nominate yourself!)#
Nominations close on 1 November 2019 at 12noon.
Read our Election Rules