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NUS Conference

Have an impact on a national level by debating policies that affect you and your fellow students. 

NUS delegate elections decide which Durham students will attend NUS Conference to represent the views of all 18,000 Durham students (a very exciting opportunity!). The delegates chosen will vote on policies at National Conference and decide the new leaders of NUS.

In 2019, NUS changed the way policy is submitted to National Conference. Instead of lots of policies being able to be submitted by any delegate, now each affiliated Students' Union  can only submit one policy. This policy is written by the SU Officer Team and considers what is important and relevant to the students' they represent. The elected delgates then have the ability to vote on all the different policies submitted by every affiliated Students' Union. The 8 policies with the most votes are taken forward to be discussed and debated on at National Conference. You can read more on what policy is taken to National Conference and how it is debated here.

You can get involved with the work of NUS by:

  • Running as a candidate to attend National Conference – please contact for more information.
  • Running as a candidate to attend Liberation Conference (women, LGBT+, black, Trans or disabled students) – please contact for more information.

Durham can take six delegates to conference – one will be your Students' Union President Seun Twins.

At least 50% of these delegates must self-define as women, rounded down to ensure ‘Fair Representation on NUS Conference delegations’. As a result at least three of the six delegates from Durham Students’ Union must be self-defining women.