The Guild is looking for 7 students to put their names forward and represent the students of Liverpool on a national scale at the NUS’ National Conference held from April 8th -11th in Scotland.

With transport and accommodation costs covered for your entire stay, there’s no reason not to put yourself forward.

Every year, more than 1,000 students from across the UK gather for NUS’ National Conference. These students – called NUS Delegates – are elected by each NUS member union to discuss, debate and vote on proposals for what NUS should work on for the next three years. They also hold NUS’ leadership to account; elect a new set of full-time, paid student leaders to take the work of the movement forward into the next academic year; and agree the budget for the next year. 7 students will accompany the Guild’s President, Rory Hughes, to the conference and help set the direction and tone of NUS’ work from 2018-2021.

Any current student can put themselves forward for the role and between November 19th and 23rd, every University of Liverpool student has the opportunity to vote online and elect who represents them on a national scale. Later in the year you will also have the opportunity to have your say on ideas the Guild takes to National Conference.

If you think you’d make a good voice for students at the national level, you have until midnight on November 7th/8th! Just click the button below to nominate yourself – all you need at this stage is some basic personal and contact info.

We provide extensive training and support for all candidates before and during the election. If you’re elected, that support will continue right up until Conference.

Want to know more before you volunteer yourself? Just e-mail our Democracy & Campaigns Manager, Pete, at peter.gaffney@liverpool.ac.uk to get more info or arrange a face-to-face meeting.

OTHER NUS EVENTS

As well as National Conference, there are a host of other NUS events that need student representatives. Most of these events exist to represent the interests of particular student groups who have unique experiences and challenges. We’ve put the details of these below – if you’re interested in any of them, just use the nomination form above to tell us. You can put yourself forward for as many conferences as you like, including National Conference.

Date: January 29th – 30th 2018 Location: TBC.

Being part of this Conference - one of the largest gatherings of student representatives in the world - allows you to make decisions on behalf of the entire NUS structure. You will be part of setting NUS policy and electing the National Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, and the full-time National President and the five Vice-Presidents.

Please click on the link to find out more NUS National Conference

Date: March 16th – 17th 2018 Location: TBC

Being part of this Conference allows you to set policy for the independent NUS Black Students Campaign, and also elect the Black Students Committee and the full-time Black Students Officer.

Please click on the link to find out more Black Students' Conference

DATE: Jan 30th – 31st 2018 Location: TBC

Being part of this conference allows you to agree policy which will go to LGBT+ Conference where LGBT+ members have the power to amend or vote down. You will come together with delegates from students' unions affiliated to NUS UK to debate and vote on motions and elect the full-time Trans Students' Officer.

Please click on the link to find out more Trans Conference

Date: March 5th – 6th 2018 Location: TBC

Being part of this conference allows you to set policy for the independent NUS LGBT+ campaign, and also elect the LGBT+ Committee and the two full-time NUS LGBT+ Officers.

Please click on the link to find out more LGBT+ Conference

Date: May 8th – 9th 2018 Location: TBC

Being part of this conference allows you to set policy for the independent NUS Disabled Students Campaign, and also elect the Disabled Students Committee and the full-time Disabled Students Officer.

Please click on the link to find out more Disabled Students' Conference

Date: May 22nd – 23rd 2018 Location: TBC

Date: 28-30.3.17 Location: TBC Being part of this conference allows you to set policy for the independent NUS Women's Campaign, and also elect the Women's Committee and the full-time National Women's Officer.

Please click on the link to find out more Women's Conference

Date: January 29th – 30th 2018 Location: TBC

Being part of this conference allows you to set policy for the NUS International Students section, and also elect the International Students Committee and the full-time International Students Officer.

Please click on the link to find out more International Students' Conference

Date: January 29th – 30th 2018 Location: TBC

Being part of this conference allows you to set policy for the NUS Postgraduate Students section, and also elect the Postgraduate Students Committee.

Please click on the link to find out more Postgraduate Students' Conference

Date: January 29th – 30th 2018 Location: TBC

Being part of this conference allows you to set policy the NUS Mature and Part-Time Students section, and also elect the Mature and Part-Time Students Committee.

Please click on the link to find out more Mature and Part-Time Students' Conference