- What is the NUS?
- What is a National Delegate?
- What are the rules?
- What is a Liberation Delegate?
- What Liberation Delegates are there?
- How are Liberation Delegates selected?
What is the NUS?
The National Union of Students (NUS) is the national voice of over 6 million students across the United Kingdom. It is made up of roughly 600 Students’ Guilds, Unions and Associations across the country and exists to promote, extend, and defend students’ rights and interests. You can read more about the NUS on their website.
What is a National Delegate?
A National Delegate is a current Exeter student that has been elected to represent Exeter students at NUS National Conference. Our delegates vote on policy, in elections (where applicable), and on reports. They also discuss options for national action, share best practice, and meet and network with hundreds of other delegates.
At National Conference – the key decision-making body within NUS – they bring together delegates from every affiliated Students’ Guild, Association, or Union to discuss what actions NUS is going to take.
Liberation conference provides an opportunity for students within liberation communities to network, vote on policy, and hold NUS Officers to account.
Under NUS policy, 50% of the delegation shall be reserved for students who self-define as Women.
What are the rules?
WHAT IS A LIBERATION DELEGATE?
A Liberation Delegate is a current Exeter student who belongs to one of the NUS-defined Liberation Communities. These include: Disabled, LGBTQ+, Trans, Women, and Black* (NUS use Black to denote people of African, Arab, Asian, and Caribbean heritage) students. These delegates then represent their community at the NUS Liberation Conference which is run by NUS to develop impactful campaigns that go after the root cause of barriers and problems.
THERE ARE SIX NUS LIBERATION DELEGATES:
- Black* Open Place Delegate
- Black* Woman Delegate
- Disabled Delegate
- LGBTQ+ Delegate
- Trans Delegate
- Woman Delegate
HOW WILL DELEGATES BE SELECTED?
Following the close of expression of interests on Monday 21st at 9am, we will then be randomly selecting 6 delegates for NUS Liberation Conference that meet the criteria above. We will be using a randomised process to remove any possible bias from our selection. All delegates chosen will then be contacted about the next steps.