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Six easy steps to becoming a delegate...

1Familiarise yourself with the rules and regulations.

2Nominate yourself as an NUS delegate or recommend a friend by the 14th November, before the nomination period closes.

3Attend ‘Running for Elections’ information and training session (optional).

4Submit manifesto and get your candidate photo taken.

5Campaign to be elected.

6Attend conference 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

4 Nov

Nominations open! Remember you can nominate yourself online, or recommend a friend here.

14 Nov

Nominations close midnight! Start planning your manifesto. You'll need a short one (50 words) and a full one (300 words). We will send you a link to complete this once nominations have closed. View our resources page for more help and information.

19 Nov

Candidate training

20 Nov

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

25 Nov

Campaigning starts @ 09:00. There will also be a question and answer session in the evening @ 19:00.

27 Nov

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

1 Dec

Voting closes at 17:00

2 Dec

Results are announced.

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