Put yourself forward to be an NUS Delegate, representing LJMU students at the National Conference in Glasgow, March 2018. Here you will:

  • Pick the next President of the National Union of Students.

  • Decide what the NUS should be working on.

  • Be a part of the biggest democratic student event in the world. 

Click here for instructions on how to put yourself forwards

Please note - if you try to sign in to submit your nomination and you are told you do not have an account, you will need to opt in to sharing your data with the Students' Union. You can do this by going in to your LJMU account and update your status in "manage settings". Do this here. 

Email elections@ljmu.ac.uk if you need any help 


What is the NUS?

The NUS is the National Union of Students. (You might have heard of their student discount card – they do other stuff too!)

The NUS exists to represent students to make sure you are listened to and supported. There are 563 Student Unions in the NUS, meaning it’s the largest student organisation in the UK, representing millions of students.

Its successes include securing the exemption to pay Council Tax for students, the student railcard, establishing a Lad Culture/harassment taskforce and much more.

What does an NUS Delegate do?

The LJMU NUS Delegates will go to the conference to represent the views of all 20,000 LJMU students. (A pretty cool opportunity.) The conference is over three days in Glasgow, from 27th - 29th March. Six delegates from LJMU will go, one of which will be the President of LiverpoolSU, Yasmin Ibrahim. Here you will:

  • Discuss ideas (policy). Policy will be submitted by SU’s before the event and will be voted on. If it passes, the NUS will work on it for the following year.
  • Elect the new leaders of the NUS for the coming year (this includes the President, five Vice Presidents and 15 part-time executives). They are responsible for leading the National Union and being the face of students in the media, so it is important that these are people you want to be represented by.
  • Make sure the leaders are doing their job. The President and Vice Presidents (who will have been in office since 1 July 2017) will have submitted reports before the event for you to read, which they will discuss and answer any questions on.

Some other important bits:

  •  We'll cover your accommodation and travel expenses. 

  •  You’ll be encouraged to attend relevant training days leading up to the conference to make sure you know your stuff.

  • You must be available to attend the conference on the dates above to be eligible to stand.

  • You don’t need to know anything about the National Conference or NUS to get involved - we’ll make sure you’re fully prepared for the election and the role. You just need to have a passion for making a positive change for students!

Read more about how the election works here or email us at elections@ljmu.ac.uk for one-to-one support. 

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