NUS Liberation Conferences
What is an NUS Liberation Conference?
NUS (National Union of Students) is a group of student unions in the UK. Being affiliated with NUS means that as a union, we can create policy and campaign on a national level.
NUS Conferences are the lead decision making bodies of the organisation where delegates representing students from across NUS membership review the work over the last year, decide on priorities and policy for the following year and elect the leadership.
Full information about NUS Liberation Conferences is available on their website.
If you are unsure or need any more information about NUS Liberation Conferences, please email email@example.com.
King's students can submit motions to NUS Liberation conferences for these to become national policy. Policy is a statement of what the campaign believes about an issue and also what it resolves to do about that issue. Here is how you can do it:
- Submit your motion using this form.
- Then, the motion will go to the appropriate KCLSU Association. The Association will take a vote on the motion; if the Association support the motion, it will be sent to the relevant NUS Liberation Conference.
- The motion will be discussed and voted on at the NUS conference. You do not need to attend the conference in order for this to happen – one of the elected delegates can present your motion.
- If it passes, it will become NUS policy, and so will set out NUS’ political stance and work for the year ahead.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or want some support writing your motion.
Who attends NUS Liberation Conferences?
Everyone who attends an NUS Liberation Conference as a representative is a member of one of our KCLSU Associations and self-defines into the relevant Liberation Campaign at NUS. Our delegations are made up of the relevant Association Lead Officer (elected in the Spring) as well as students who are elected in Autumn.
Where possible KCLSU aims to send as many delegates as we are entitled to. Delegate entitlements are set individually by each autonomous campaign and therefore, vary in size and specification across conferences. Some NUS Conferences use the NUS Fair Representation system and others have reserved spaces.
Our elected delegates are listed below and you can read their manifestos by clicking the link via their name. If you want to know more about what being a delegate involves, you can find out more information here.
Yamini Yadav (International Association Lead Officer)
Josh Gill (LGBT+ Association Lead Officer: Open Place)
Emily Fleur Butler
Alicia Tan (Women's Association Lead Officer)
Riley B. (LGBT Association Lead Officer: Trans Place)
Georgie Spearing (Disabled Association Lead Officer)
Shaswat Jain (People of Colour Association Lead Officer)