NUS Delegates

Each year, MDX Students have the opportunity to become one of several NUS delegates attending the annual National Union of Students’ conferences; the National Conference and Liberation Conference.

 

These conferences give students from across the country the chance to steer the work of NUS representing over 7 million students across the United Kingdom – and make changes which improve the lives of students nationwide. Being an NUS Delegate is an amazing opportunity to shape these changes, represent Middlesex on the national stage and meet students from across the country.

 

Attending the conference is free, and accommodation and travel is covered by Middlesex University Students’ Union.

 


National Conference

Dates: Tuesday 31 March - Thursday 2nd April 2020

Location: Convention Centre Liverpool

 

National Conference is the main policy-making body of NUS, bringing together nearly a thousand delegates from Students' Unions across the country to discuss, debate and vote on motions and elect the political leadership of NUS for the years ahead. 

 

MDXSU is a member of NUS and entitled to send seven delegates to National Conference. Your MDXSU President automatically becomes the lead delegate, with six delegates remaining. The six delegates are decided and voted on by a cross-campus elections.  NUS policy requires that at least 50% of our delegates must self-define as women.
 

 


Liberation Conference

Dates: Wednesday 27 May - Friday 29 May 2020

Liberation Conference is an opportunity for student activists from across the country and from NUS Liberation groups to build campaigns, make policy and discuss issues affecting students from Liberation Groups. 

MDXSU is a member of NUS and entitled to send six delegates to Liberation Conference:

To attend Liberation Conference you MUST self-identify into the available delegate positions and MUST be a member of the relevant MDXSU Liberation Group.

 

Only members of the appropriate Liberation Group(s) will be able to vote for the student to represent them at Liberation Conference (LGBT+ Group members will vote for LGBT+ and Trans delegates, Black Student group members will vote for the two Black Student delegates).

 


NUS Delegate Elections

If you want to attend one of the above conferences, you must put yourself forward to become a delegate, then students will vote for the candidate(s) they feel will best represent them.

Nominations are open now until 2pm Wednesday 27 November. Nominate yourself online at www.mdxsu.com/nominate.

As part of your nomination, you will submit a manifesto to help students decide who to vote for. If you're not sure how to write this, don't worry! Candidates will be invited for a training session and briefing prior to voting opening which will help you to write and submit your manifesto.

During the voting period, candidates will have a week to convince their fellow students that they are the right delegates to represent them. Students can v
ote online at www.mdxsu.com/vote.

Key Dates
Nominations open Wednesday 13 November (12pm)
Nominations close Wednesday 27 November (2pm)
Voting opens Monday 2 December (2pm)
Voting closes Friday 6 December (2pm)

 


NUS Delegate training

Never attended a conference before?  Not really sure what NUS does? Now elected but no idea how you can play your part in shaping policy?

MDXSU will equip you with all the knowledge, skills and tools you need to make the most of your time at conference. Detailed training sessions will take place to ensure you're representing the voices of Middlesex students.

 

Once you've been elected NUS Delegate, a member of MDXSU will get in touch with full details of training and the conferences.