Six easy steps to becoming a delegate...

1Familiarise yourself with NUS and the rules and regulations.

2Nominate yourself as an NUS delegate or recommend a friend by the 29th January, before the nomination period closes.

3Attend ‘Being an NUS Delegate’ information and training session (optional).

4Submit manifesto and candidate photo (your manifesto and photo will be shown on our website)

5Campaign to be elected.

6Attend conference (online) and represent the voice of Durham University.

Why run?

  • To influence the direction of NUS including voting on policy and electing future leaders.
  • Public speaking (training will be provided)
  • Policy development
  • Development of key skills e.g. communication, lobbying, team work.
  • Networking opportunities.

Dates for your diary

11 JAN

Nominations open! Remember you can nominate yourself online, or recommend a friend here. If you would like to know more information about what being a delegate involves email our Campaigns Coordinator

29 JAN

Nominations close! Start planning your manifesto. You'll need one manifesto (300 words). We will send you a link to complete this once nominations have closed. View our resources page for more help and information.


Candidate training


Candidate manifesto due by 12 noon. For a helping hand on how to write your manifesto, check our guide here.

22 FEB

Voting opens at 08:00! Vote for your favourite candidate. You can view all candidate manifestos on the delegate page.

25 FEB

Voting closes at 17:00

26 FEB

Results announced to all students by Returning Officer on Durham SU website. If successful you will be contacted by the SU with relevant training and information about National Conference.

*Please note, the results of each election will be declared when all relevant complaints have been concluded*


National Conference (held online)

Please note: dates and times are subject to change. Additional training sessions will be coming soon.