At this year's National Conference eight policy proposals will be discussed and voted on. In addition to the eight main policy proposals there is one emergency policy proposal submitted by the NUS Officer Executive which will also be voted on, about NUS' reponse to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on students.
For each policy there is a video which summraises the policy and contains videos from students, telling you what they think of the proposals.
EMERGENCY POLICY ON COVID-19
Priority Policy 2020: Building a Movement to Transform Education
Let’s end this mental health crisis together, once and for all
Declaring a Climate Emergency
International Student Support and Experience
Fire safety, late buildings, accessibility and affordability - the need for a national student housing campaign
Parity in Healthcare for all students and apprentices
Ending exploitation while studying
Ending Securitisation, Surveillance and Prevent
At this year's National Conference eight policy proposals will be discussed and voted on. In addition to the eight main policy proposals there is one emergency policy proposal submitted by the NUS National President which will also be voted on, about NUS' reponse to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on students.
The eight policy proposals have been submitted by Students' Unions. In total 45 submission were received for policies. Some of these covered the same topic so were merged into 'composite' policy proposals. Conference delegates then ranked the policies to arrive at the eight policies to be discussed by Conference. You can view all the submissions and rankings here.
This year's National Conference is being run digitally in line with social distancing and self-isolation requirements during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Given the timelines for the conference the DPC were unable to find a way to facilitate a full online debate. There are many ways you can find out about and discuss the policies. Videos will be published on this site which indicate what students are saying about the policy proposals. There's also a Participation Guide you can use to help you take part in the conference. See all the information here
As a result all votes will be indicative and if passed these proposals will become Position Statements of NUS rather than full Policy.
To vote on policy you’ll receive a separate email with a unique link to vote. This will take you through to voting on ALL policies, Reports and volunteer position elections. Voting opens 11.15am Wednesday 1 April and closes at 12noon Monday 6 April for Policy voting.
In order to vote for a policy you can vote:
FOR: to vote for the policy
AGAINST: to vote against the policy
SPOIL BALLOT: if you wish to abstain from the vote