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Wednesday 1 April – Conference Policy Discussions
Live DJ Zoom Party: DJ and queer activist Harry Gay is 1/3 of anti-fascist DJ collective Glamtifa, running dance parties and a radio show to penetrate London’s queer rave scene with some much-needed rowdiness. Bringing you queer pop, raucous dance classics and slaggy house beats. Most importantly he once supported Mutya Buena (the original suga).
Live Zoom Chair-Yoga: Hanna Thomas-Uose is an experienced yoga instructor, activist and digital campaigns consultant. Using a trauma-informed approach, Hanna runs a regular ‘Yoga for Activists’ program. She’ll be leading you through stretches, postures, and breathwork all from the comfort of your chair at home.
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 on COVID-19 submitted by the current and future leadership of NUS. We will post videos for each of the proposals including summaries and speeches Wednesday 1 April at 11.15am. View using the 'Policy Videos' tab on the left.
The eight policy proposals which were prioritised by you are:
The policy proposals which came out at the top of the prioritisation exercise and will be discussed by conference are:
1. Priority Policy 2020: Building A Movement to Transform Education
2. Let’s end this mental health crisis together, once and for all.
3. Declaring a Climate Emergency - Green New Deal for FE and HE
4. International Students Support and Experience
5. Fire safety, late buildings, accessibility and affordability the need for a national student housing
6. Parity in Healthcare for Students!
7. Ending exploitation while studying
8. Ending Securitisation, Surveillance and Prevent
In addition, the NUS Officer Executive have submitted an Emergency Policy Proposal addressing the Covid-19 pandemic. This will be published on this site soon.
To vote on policy you’ll receive a separate email with a unique link to vote. This will take you through to voting on ALL policies, Reports and volunteer position elections. Voting opens 11.15am Wednesday 1 April and closes at 12noon Monday 6 April for Policy voting.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the jobs of Conference is to consider reports on the work of NUS. You will be asked to vote on these reports. All of the reports are available to view in the reports section. The reports you will be asked to vote on are:
To vote on reportsyou’ll receive a separate email with a unique link to vote. This will take you through to voting on ALL policies, Reports and volunteer position elections. Voting opens 11.15am Wednesday 1 April and closes at 12noon Monday 6 April for Policy voting.
You will also be asked to vote for volunteer positions. You will be voting for:
National Scrutiny Council: There are 20 positions available. You can read about the candidates by following this link.
Democratic Procedures Committee: Run the democratic procedures of the conference
NUS UK Board student members: Oversee the work of NUS at a board level. These have been voted for by Students' Unions on a one member one vote basis and now need ratifying by Conference.
To vote in these elections you’ll receive a separate email with a unique link to vote. This will take you through to voting on ALL policies, Reports and volunteer position elections. Voting opens 11.15am Wednesday 1 April and closes at 12noon Monday 6 April for Policy voting.
A virtual information point will be available over Skype on all day (9.00am – 5.00pm) for any queries. This will be monitored by staff and DPC members. You can also send enquiries to email@example.com
You can join the virtual Information Point Call using the Virtual Information Point link