One of the jobs of Conference is to consider reports on the work of NUS. These reports tell you as delegates what NUS has been doing in the last year and what our plans are for next year.
You will be asked to vote on these reports, so it's important you read them and understand them. If you have any questions please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
The reports you will be asked to vote on are:
This report tells you what our Officer team has been doing to implement the Plan for Action.
2019-20 was the first year that NUS’ officers got together as a group and published a concise and coherent campaign plan to our members. We published the NUS Plan For Action to you in September 2019 and since then we’ve been working tirelessly to deliver for students. Find ou more by reading the report.
This report tellls you what our boards have been doing, particularly in relation to implementing reform of NUS. The Boards and sub-committees are an important part of NUS’ governance, overseeing our financial, reputational and strategic health. Since October 2018 our Boards have been laser focused on turning NUS around from an organisation in crisis back to a thriving organisation. In 2019-20 NUS is transitioning from a multi-entity group structure organisation into two side-by-side organisations. As such the various boards of NUS’ entities merged into one single Joint Board for the transitional period only. This period ends on 30 June 2020. The Joint Boards are responsible for the management and administration of the National Union and may exercise all the powers of the National Union as set out in the Articles of Association and the Rules.
The Estimates is a financial policy document that guides NUS UK spending throughout the year. The board and a NUS UK Members’ Meeting agree the total financial envelope available, and they have outlined how much money should be spent in each area of NUS.
Once these amounts have been set, NUS UK National Conference has responsibility for directing where and how much NUS UK allocates for its various activities. The NUS UK Estimates 2020/21 reports on the proposed areas of expenditure for NUS UK in 2020/21.
DPC acts as the referee for National Conference. Their role is not to see that one side of the debate is successful over another, but instead to support the process and make judgements that we hope are fair and balanced. This year the DPC has been working hard to deliver reform to NUS Democracy in line with proposals passed by conference last year. Read the report to find out more on what they have been doing
NUS has appointed Civica Election Services (CES) as the new Chief Returning Officer (CRO) for its elections.. The CRO acts as an independent source of appeal with power to make final rulings on any matters arising through NUS’ elections.
Kathy Wylde has been appointed as the Deputy Returning Officer (DRO) and is responsible for the practical running of the elections, including confirming nominations and deciding on candidate eligibility, making rulings on complaints and overseeing the count.
This report, prepared by the DRO details the elections work that has taken place, particularly around reform.
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