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This year we’ve taken the decision to deliver NUS National Conference 2020 online. The Democratic Procedures Committee has now confirmed the agenda and you’ll find the information you need on this site.

Read the full agenda here

View the National Conference first time delegate briefing here

Participating in Discussion

The Participation Guide takes you through exactly what will happen, how and when. It will guide you through exactly how to participate in our digital conference. If you or your delegates are unclear, can’t vote, or have any other questions, please contact us at membership@nus.org.uk.

Tuesday 31 March – Elections

Read the participation page for everything you need to do about business on this day.

Presidential Address: The National President, Zamzam Ibrahim and the Chair of Democratic Procedures Committee, Naa Acquah will welcome delegates to the conference. This will be made available as video and transcript

Election Speeches: Voting for the positions of National President, Vice President Higher Education and Vice President Further Education has now opened and you’ll find the hustings recordings here. The candidate information is here if you’d like to remind yourself of their manifestos. And on Tuesday 31st March we’ll publish the candidates’ final election speech videos on this website.

You will have received an email providing you with a link to vote. The title of this email will be ‘Vote In National Conference Elections’. Please check your junk emails if you have not received this. If you have any issues in voting please email membership@nus.org.uk

If you have registered an account on this site you can login and vote here

You can change your vote at any time up until 5.00pm on Tuesday 31 March 2020. 

Wednesday 1 April – Conference Policy Discussions

Read the participation page for everything you need to do about business on this day.

We will start the day with a choice of live DJ zoom party OR live zoom chair yoga

The Deputy Returning Officer will announce the results of the elections for NUS National President, Vice President Further Education and Vice President Higher Education

All delegates will get the chance to vote on the eight policy proposals that were prioritised by you, plus one emergency policy proposal submitted by the current and future leadership of NUS. We will post videos for each of the proposals including summaries and speeches. There will also be a number of reports to vote on.

National Scrutiny Council (NSC) election speeches will also be published. Voting will also open for NSC, DPC and Policy votes.

To vote on policy you’ll receive a separate email with a unique link to vote. Voting opens 11.15am Wednesday 1 April and closes at 12noon Monday 6 April for Policy voting.

Voting Links

If you experience any issues in participating email membership@nus.org.uk

In order for NUS to be able to resolve any technical issues and ensure your ability to vote online in policy/elections polls we must hear from you 24 hours before a voting deadline. This gives us enough time to be able to review any issues and make changes to ensure you receive links to vote. After this time whilst every effort will be made to ensure you can vote we cannot guarantee (e.g. it is very difficult to make amendments and send out new links with 5 minutes to spare before polls close). It is the responsibility of delegates to ensure they are able to vote.

Virtual Information Point

A virtual information point will be available over Skype on all day Tuesday 31 March and Wednesday 1 April (9.00am – 5.00pm) for any queries. This will be monitored by staff and DPC members. You can also send enquiries to membership@nus.org.uk

You can join the virtual Information Point Call using the Virtual Information Point link