NUS Delegate Elections

The polls for the 2019 NUS Delegate Elections have now closed and the results can be accessed below:

NUS Delegate Elections 2018/19

Each year, the Students’ Association sends individuals to represent Aberdeen University students at the NUS Conferences for Scotland and for the UK. There are 3 delegate positions for the UK Conference and 6 Scotland Conference positions being elected. These delegates will be elected in line with the Fair Representation Policy passed by the NUS Conference in 2014, further details can be found below. NUS UK conference will take place in Glasgow from Tuesday 9th April to Thursday 11th April 2019. NUS Scotland Conference will take place in Dunblane from Thursday 21st March to Friday 22nd March 2019. Accommodation and travel are provided by AUSA for delegates for both conferences. 

The Role of a Delegate

There are three main roles of a Delegate at NUS Conferences which includes: voting on policy, voting in elections, voting on reports.

Policy – setting the direction

Delegates will discuss and vote on motions which will become the policies of NUS when passed. The policy will inform the organisation about what you, its student members, think about key issues.

This policy will be interpreted and enacted by the relevant Officers, National Councils and Committees.

Elections – choosing the leadership

Delegates will elect the Officers and committee members for the year ahead for the relevant Officer positions, Zones, National Councils and Committees.

Reports – reviewing the work

Delegates will review the work of the various committees, councils and governing bodies. Delegates will have the opportunity to hold to account the officers responsible by asking them questions and voting on whether to approve it.

Have a look at the video below for more info on NUS' Democracy. 

Interested in Standing?

Those interested in nominating themselves will need 10 proposers and their student ID numbers. Nominations are submitted online and can be completed below. All students are eligible to stand.

Nominations open at 9am on Monday 14th January and close at 4pm on Friday 25th January.

Voting takes place from 9am Tuesday 29th January at 9am and Thursday 31st January at 5pm.

We will inform candidates of the outcome of the elections on Friday 1st February.

For information on election rules click here.

If you have any questions about any of the roles or would like further information on what they involve, please email elections@abdn.ac.uk 

What is 'Fair Representation'?

At National Conference 2014, delegates voted to change NUS' rules around delegations to Conference, meaning that from this year, all students' unions must send delegations that include at least 50% self-defining women (rounded down) as a way of ensuring that conference floor is representative of the student movement. 

Guidance about Fair Representation can be found here.