NUS Liberation Conference Delegate

Their Manifesto Promises

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NUS Liberation Delegates represent students of the University of Wolverhampton nationally by attending and particiupating in NUS Liberation Conference. They contribute to national debate, vote on policy, and elect the NUS Liberation Officers. There are 6 NUS Liberation Delegates.

NUS Liberation Conference brings together activists to build campaigns, make policy and discuss issues affecting students from Liberation groups. Liberation is important to NUS because our identities affect our participation, achievement and progression in education.
NUS Liberation Conference is between Wed 27—Fri 29 May 2020.

NUS Liberation campaigns support and fights for the rights of Black*, Disabled, LGBT+, Trans and Women students. Each of the campaigns are represented at the Conference with space for attendees to discuss matters relevant to members from those present and represented.

*NUS use the term ‘Black’ to refer to African, Asian, Arab and Caribbean people and those who selfdefine as Black.

NUS Liberation Delegate Positions

There are 6 NUS Liberation Delegates.

NUS Liberation Delegate (Black* Open Place)

Represent fellow BAME students nationally at NUS Liberation Conference, Wed 27 – Fri 29 May 2020, and get involved in grassroot liberation campaigns in Wolverhampton. This position is only open to BAME students. You must self-identify to stand and vote for this position.

NUS Liberation Delegate (Black* Woman)

Represent fellow BAME Women students nationally at NUS Liberation Conference, Wed 27 – Fri 29 May 2020, and get involved in grassroot liberation campaigns in Wolverhampton. This position is only open to students who are BAME Women. You must self-identify to stand and vote for this position.

NUS Liberation Delegate (Disabled)

Represent fellow Disabled students nationally at NUS Liberation Conference, Wed 27 – Fri 29 May 2020, and get involved in grassroot liberation campaigns in Wolverhampton. This position is only open to Disabled students. You must self-identify to stand and vote for this position.

NUS Liberation Delegate (LGBTQ+)

Represent fellow LGBTQ+ students nationally at NUS Liberation Conference, Wed 27 – Fri 29 May 2020, and get involved in grassroot liberation campaigns in Wolverhampton. This position is only open to students who are LGBTQ+. You must self-identify to stand and vote for this position.

NUS Liberation Delegate (Trans)

Represent fellow Trans students nationally at NUS Liberation Conference, Wed 27 – Fri 29 May 2020, and get involved in grassroot liberation campaigns in Wolverhampton. This position is only open to students who are Trans. You must self-identify to stand and vote for this position.

NUS Liberation Delegate (Woman)

Represent fellow Women students nationally at NUS Liberation Conference, Wed 27 – Fri 29 May 2020, and get involved in grassroot liberation campaigns in Wolverhampton. This position is only open to students who are Women. You must self-identify to stand and vote for this position.

Union Supporters

Democratic & Campaigns Advisor (staff support) and Campaigns Developer (staff support)

Time Commitment

  • Liberation Conference: 3 days, Wed 27—Fri 29 May 2020.
  • Training and preparation: 2—3 hours
  • All other duties, including student contact: 1—2 hours

Term of Office

NUS Liberation Delegates serve as delegates for their particular caucus of students at the University of Wolverhampton for the period of the Conference. Term of Office concludes during Convention Council, which is held at the end of the democratic year in May.

You must be a current student at the University of Wolverhampton when elected, and a member of the Students' Union.

These positions are only open to students who are covered by a Liberation campaign. You must self-identify to stand and vote for these positions.

You must be available to attend NUS Liberation Conference, between Wed 27—Fri 29 May 2020. Travel and accommodation will be paid by the Students' Union.

The key responsibilities and duties that NUS Liberation Delegates undertakes are:

  1. Attend NUS Liberation Conference; debate motions and vote on policies submitted by students’ unions across the UK in the interests of the students of the University of Wolverhampton
  2. To hold current NUS leadership to account for their work over the past year.
  3. To discuss, amend and approve policy reports from Liberation campaigns.
  4. To vote in the elections and appointment of people to various committees and student leadership positions.
  5. To report back on policy outcomes affecting students at Wolverhampton.
  6. To attend the NUS’ Annual General Meeting to receive the annual report and accounts and approve the budget for the coming year.
  7. To talk to students face-to-face, and online, and share their concerns and issues raised.
  8. To talk to the Sabbatical Officers, Union, and University staff.
  9. To campaign for change using Create Change.
  10. To promote and bring about change based on their manifesto promises.
  11. To be professional in fulfilling their elected role and duties, abiding by the Code of Conduct.