Conferences

Every year we send students to a variety of conferences in both the United Kingdom and Wales, below you can find out more information on how you are represented at said conferences. 

Case Study: Cardiff University Students' Union LGBT+ Delegates make the NUS LGBT+ Campaign more accessible
It was the work of the CUSU NUS LGBT+ delegation that meant the NUS campaign changed to include those who define as Transgender and also those under the umbrella of '+' (which is any other community that is associated with the LGBT community)

Learn more about the conferences here.

NUS UK National Conference 2020

NUS UK National Conference - delegates elected in a cross-campus ballot in line with NUS regulations. Your delegates will be elected in the Autumn Elections 2019. 

NUS UK Liberation Conference 2020

NUS UK Liberation Conference - delegates are elected through each assoicaition. The conference will take place 27th May 2020 - 29th May 2020.

Information from the NUS UK Website

Liberation Conference

The NUS UK Liberation Conference has a fixed delegate entitlement for each Union. The number of delegates you can send is not linked to your student numbers.

Each Union may send a maximum of six delegates. The six delegate spaces are reserved for delegates who self-define into the groups which are represented at Liberation Conference. The reserved places are as follows:

•    One Black* Student

•    One additional place for a Black* Woman Student

•    One Trans Student

•    One LGBT+ Student

•    One Disabled Student

•    One Woman Student

Delegates that self-define into multiple Liberation groups may participate, vote, speak and contribute to any of the caucuses they are eligible to attend.

Our Liberation officers have urged Unions this year to prioritise the participation of Black Students (particularly Black Women) and Disabled Students. Therefore Students’ Unions are asked to prioritise these places when sending delegates. If you are unable to do this you’ll be asked to indicate this as part of the registration process to let Democratic Procedures Committee know why you are unable to fill these spaces.

There is no requirement for a cross-campus ballot for these delegates, however if you choose to select your delegates we would advise you do this in conjunction with Liberation Societies within your Students’ Union.

*the NUS use Black to mean students from African, Asian, Arab and Caribbean heritage

Find out more infomation by following the elected NUS UK Liberation Campaigns here:

NUS LGBT+ Campaign: @NUS_LGBT

NUS Trans Caucas: @nus_trans

NUS Black Students' Campaign: @nusBSC

NUS International Students' Campaign: @NUS_ISC

NUS Women's Campaign: @nuswomcam

NUS Disabled Students' Campaign: @NUSDSC

NUS Postgraduate Students' Campaign: @nus_pg

For more information about the NUS Elected Officer Team, please visit the NUS website here.

What are the key dates for NUS UK Conference 2020? 

Conference itself will take place Tuesday 31st March - Thursday 2nd of April 2020. Delegates for this conference will be elected in the Autumn Elections 2019.

Final deadline for motions is will be released by NUS nearer the time (All motions must be passed through a students' union's soverign policy-making body in Cardiff's case Student Senate)

Priority Ballot (a vote on in which order motions should be debated) will be announced by NUS nearer the time. 

NUS Wales Conferences 2020

NUS Wales National Conference 2020 will be held Wednesday 26th - Thursday 27th February 2020. Delegates for this conference will be elected during the Autumn Elections 2019