Representing you nationally at NUS Conference

The NUS National Conference takes place once a year and it is where over 1200 students from across the country meet to decide who will lead NUS and what campaigns they will work on. For more information on NUS, please click here.

The NUS delegate elections decide who will represent UPSU at this important event. If voted in, it will be your responsibility to attend the conference and make sure the voice of Plymouth University students are heard and represented!

As UPSU affiliate to NUS we are entitled to send 7 delegates to the NUS Annual Conference. This is a cross campus ballot where the student body decides who to send to the conference to represent Plymouth students on a national level. 

The next conference will take place in Glasgow from the 8 – 11 April 2019 – The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow

Find out more about the conference here

Hear what previous delegates had to say about thier experience

Your NUS Delegates for 2018 were, William Mason, Hadiza Adah, Vince Barry, Chloe Lintern, James Warren and Alex Mockridge.

See the full breakdown of results here

At the conference, the delegates will have 3 different roles to fulfil:

1. Vote on Motions
Students from all over the country have the chance to submit motions (ideas) that will get discussed at the conference. It is up to our delegates to represent the students at Plymouth University and to vote for or against these motions. If the majority of delegates present at the conference vote to pass a motion, it will become NUS policy.

2. Vote in Elections
During the National Conference, the future leaders of NUS are elected. This includes the president, Vice Presidents, Trustees and other important roles. 

3. Vote on Reports
NUS present various reports during the conference. These include reports from the elected leaders and reports on their finances and estimates for the following year. Delegates at the conference can vote whether to approve these reports or not.

Then of course, delegates could get involved in any of the debates that take place, and give Plymouth a national voice!

Submitting a motion for national conference:
Any Plymouth University student can submit a motion (idea) to the annual NUS National Conference.  If you have any ideas that you would like to submit, then please get in touch with the Student Voice team –

All motions need to be approved before submission.

Please ensure that you are eligible to run for a position, click here for the Elections Rules

Key NUS Delegate Election Dates:

  • Nominations open: Monday 26th (midday) - Friday 30th November 2019 (midday)
  • Voting period open:  Monday 3rd (midday) - Friday 7 th December 2019 (midday)