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Are you ready to take the lead on a National Scale and stand to be an NUS Delegate?

What you can expect as an NUS Delegate:

  • Expand your network and build new connections – on LinkedIn and IRL. 
  • Lead real change - creatively shaping the next steps of national campaigns. 
  • Growing your own professional and campaigning skills and putting them into action!

Get vote week ready: 

If the positions are contested – meaning more students put themselves forward than the number of places, there will be an election for the roles.

Guild Elections use the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system. This means the election is preferential. Voters list candidates in the order that they like them best. The important thing to remember is PREFERENCES MATTER! Most candidates don’t win on first preferences alone, many depend on the support of some people who preferred another candidate first!

At National Conference 2014, delegates passed a policy to ensure that delegations to National Conference would be made up of “at least 50% self-defining women, rounded down”.

This means that there are 4 reserved places for students who self-define as women in our delegation.

Our election experts are on hand to help, offering you the support you need and answering all your questions every step of the way.

At our NUS Info Session, you can find out more about the role, our elections process and all the skills you will gain in the process. Find out more here.

If you are unable to attend this session, but would like to arrange to meet our staff to find out more about this opportunity, please email our Democracy Team at

Your manifesto is a ‘declaration of intent’ – it’s a statement that tells people why you’re best for the role, and importantly, what you hope to do when elected.

You will need to submit a manifesto when nominating yourself. This can be edited on the nomination page on our website up until nominations close at 10am on Monday 6th November. If you want to edit your manifesto after nominations close, you will have until 9am on Thursday 9th November to send an amended version to us.

The manifesto has a strict 200-word limit. Any words over that limit will be cut off.

When writing your manifesto, you may want to think about the following points:

  • Tell students why you want to run and think about why they should vote for you
  • What experiences do you have that make you a good candidate
  • What do you think you can change through NUS
  • How would you show students you represented their views after NUS conference

Ready to represent Liverpool students on a national scale? Nominate yourself and stand to be an NUS Delegate now.

How to nominate yourself:

  • Sign into the Guild Website
  • Go to elections page
  • Select ‘NUS Delegates’
  • Select ‘Post List’
  • Choose the positions you would like to nominate yourself in My Profile section for e.g., NUS National Conference, Black Woman Student Delegate and LGBT+ Student Delegate. Remember that you can nominate yourself in all the elections you self-define in!
  • Press Stand
  • Fill in our nomination form and create a manifesto detailing why you’d be perfect for the role. If you are nominating yourself in multiple elections you will need to fill in a form for each, giving you the opportunity to tailor your manifesto to the role.
  • Get election ready with help from our candidate training session!

You have the opportunity to create campaign leaflets, which will be printed free in-house by the Guild. Each candidate will receive: printed campaign materials of? 300 colour A4? or equivalent sheets, e.g. a combination of A5 leaflets or A3 posters. If you submit a design and size breakdown by ?9am on Thursday 9th November,?these will be ready to collect before voting opens.

This is optional, and you are not required to create materials if you do not want to.

Once you have submitted your nomination, and your candidacy is confirmed, you will be invited to attend our Compulsory Briefing. This is for all candidates, and you will be given all the information you need to get Vote Week ready.

Make sure you make a note in your calendar.

Attending NUS Conferences will cost you absolutely nothing! The Guild will cover the cost of registration, organise and pay for accommodation during the conference, and cover any travel expenses. In addition, we also give you daily spending money for food whilst you’re there. We understand that many students have been financially impacted by the cost of living crisis, and we are committed to ensuring our activities are accessible to all, and that money is not a barrier.

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