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NUS Liberation Conferences 

Full information about NUS Conferences is available on their website.

If you are unsure or need any more information about NUS Liberation Conferences please email representation@kclsu.org


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.


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.


What is the role of a delegate at an NUS Liberation Conference?

 

There are three main roles of a Delegate at any of the NUS Conferences which includes: voting on policy, voting in elections, voting on reports.

Policy – setting the direction

Delegates will discuss and vote on motions which will become policy of NUS when passed. The policy will inform the organisation about what you, its student members, think about key issues.

This policy will be interpreted and enacted by the relevant Officers, National Councils and Committees.

Elections – choosing the leadership

Delegates will elect the Officers and committee members for the year ahead for the relevant Officer positions, Zones, National Councils and Committees.

Reports – reviewing the work

Delegates will review the work of the various committees, councils and governing bodies. Delegates will have the opportunity to hold to account the officers responsible by asking them questions and voting on whether to approve it.

 


I've been elected as a delegate- What information do I need?

Check out the NUS Conference pages to find out more information about the Liberation Conference you are attending, the agenda, who is standing for election and the motions being proposed. 

Travel Arrangements

KCLSU will cover the cost of and book trains from London for delegates to attend NUS Liberation Conferences. For this reason it is important that you provide us with your details and let us know if you have a railcard. 

Accessibility and Dietary Requirements

If you have any specific accessibility or dietary needs please inform us as soon as possible so we can notify NUS about these.

NUS provides free spaces for enablers to NUS Disabled Students' Conference and KCLSU can cover the costs for an enabler to attend with you.

If your accessibility needs are in regards to travel or expenses any costs incurred must be pre-arranged with KCLSU. 

Expenses

All expenses incurred through attendance to NUS Liberation Conferences must be pre-arranged with KCLSU. You can contact us at representation@kclsu.org with any questions you have. Expenses above pre-agreed amounts will not be reimbursed. 

If you have not previously recieved reimbursement from KCLSU it is advised you send your bank details to representation@kclsu.org in advance of the conference so that we can get you set up with a payee account. This will speed up the reimbursement process.

 


Submitting Motions 

Any student can submit a motion to become NUS policy. Here’s how it works:

  1. Submit a motion using the form 
  2. KCL students will vote on the motion – if it passes, it will be sent to the relevant NUS conference
  3. 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.
  4. If it passes, it will become NUS policy, and so will set out NUS’ political stance and work for the year ahead.

You can find out more about submitting motions, including who has been elected to represent you at each conference on our NUS Conferences page. 

 

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