The National Union of Students (NUS) is a national union that represents hundreds of different Students' Unions from universities and colleges across the country (including University of Suffolk Students' Union). It works to tackle national issues that affect students. You can find out more about NUS on their website.
Every year NUS holds its annual conference, where every Students' Union member can send delegates to vote on policies aimed at improving student experience across the country.
This year, Suffolks SU's delegates were:
Our delegates voted on motions at this year's conference, which was held online due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The conference took place digitally between March 31st - April 2nd.
How did your delegates vote?
Some of the big motions to be debated at this year's conference included:
- Declaring a Climate Emergency
- Tackling the mental health crisis
- Improving student worker conditions
You can find all the details about the motions our delegates voted on here, and more details on how conference works here.
You can see how your delegates voted, and the reasons why they voted as they did, here.
Delegate Georgia Downs commented on the process of an online conference: "the overall experience was quite good. Reading policy and manifestos in your own time but with opportunities to engage in discussion was beneficial. There is only so much you can get from a document or video though, therefore its a massive shame we didn't get the chance to engage with those initiating policy and candidates."
Conference results have been announced here!
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NUS Liberation Conference
NUS held their first Liberation Conference online in May this year - this conference aims to discuss isseus and debate policy for the various liberation groups within NUS. This year Suffolk SU sent 3 delegates to Liberaiton Conferece - these were selected from current and incoming part-time Liberation Officers. You can read more about how conference worked and the results here.
You can read the report on conference, including a breakdown of their votes, from one of our delegates here.
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