Nominations to be one of five delegates representing Salford students at the annual National Conference for the National Union of Students (NUS) have now opened.
NUS is the voice of 7 million students in Further and Higher education across the UK. Each year over 1,000 student representatives meet to decide what issues NUS should work on in the year ahead, discussing everything from education to student welfare and international issues.
Being a delegate to the national conference is your chance to represent Salford students on the national stage on the five key areas NUS works on: Further Education, Higher Education, Welfare, Society & Citizenship and Union development. The conference takes place from Tuesday 21st April to Thursday 23nd April 2015 in Liverpool.
If elected the Students' Union will cover the cost of all your travel, accommodation and food costs incurred while being a delegate, so there's no need to worry about the financial implications of being elected.
NUS have led on many high-profile campaigns, including those on fees and funding, changes to disabled students allowance, welfare and students’ rights, liberations issues affecting groups like LGBT, International students, Black students and many more. In a general election year, the 2015 National Conference is likely to be a hub of debate and discussion about how student issues will be dealt with by a new government.
Stand to be an NUS delegate by filling in the nomination form available here http://www.salfordstudents.com/elections