The Officer team is made up of 15 Officers: four Full-Time (or Sabbatical) Officers, and eleven Part-Time Officers. The Full-Time Officers work in the Students' Union as a full-time, paid job. They're also trustees (external link) of the Students' Union, meaning they contribute to managing the Students' Union in accordance with Charity Law.
Part-Time Officers undertake their role alongside their studies. They're not paid, but they have access to a budget, and to SU staff and resources to help them plan and deliver their projects. As they need to be a student during their year in office, this means that you must be a student during the 2020-21 academic year to be able to run for one of these roles.
What is the NUS?
The National Union of Students, known as the NUS, is the national voice of 7 million students across the United Kingdom. It exists to promote, extend, and defend student rights, which it does so through the 600 student unions, associations and guilds across the country.
Take a look at the NUS website to find out a bit more about the NUS.
What is the role?
We elect a number of conference delegates to attend the NUS National Annual Conference, alongside the SU President.
NUS Conference Delegates are super important because they represent Aston University students at a national level. As an NUS Delegate, you will discuss and debate issues that matter to students; you can submit motions to change things for the better and ensure the views of Aston students are heard loud and clear on a national scale.
The role of an NUS Delegate is three-fold; they vote on policy, elections and reports. For more information about being a delegate at NUS National Conference go to the NUS Connect website.
What happens at NUS Conference?
The NUS National Conference is a key decision-making body within the NUS. It brings together delegates from students' unions affiliated to the NUS UK to discuss, debate and vote on motions.
As the sovereign policy-making body of the NUS, National Conference brings together nearly a thousand delegates from students' unions across the country. As well as discussing and voting on motions; they also elect the political leadership of the NUS for the year ahead.
What are the dates of NUS Conference?
The next National Conference will take place in 2021. Candidates must be able to attend the conference.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, National Conference may take place virtually. This will depend on how the situation develops closer to the time as well as the restrictions in place in April, and the decision to run a physical or virtual event is up to the NUS. If you have specific concerns about attending a physical conference next year, please get in touch with us at email@example.com
|NUS National Conference
||12/04/21 – 13/04/21
||The Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool
- SU President 2020/21 (ex officio)
- 3 "Open Place" Elected Delegates