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NUS policy development and delegate elections

What deadline? - Creating National Policy at NUS UK
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Amy Davies

on 25 August 2015

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Transcript of NUS policy development and delegate elections

“What deadline?"
Creating National Policy

Students' Unions shaping NUS
Conferences
Shape National Policy
What is policy?
...revitalizing NUS' policy development process
Shape the National Leadership
~ 500 Voluntary positions

19 Full Time Officers

88 different Unions

Policy Develpment Convention
Zone Committees & NEC
Submitting motions and amendments
5 weeks
1400 words of amendments or ordinary motions
Student council, Executive Committee, General meeting, Referendum
National Conference
Zones Conferences
Policy Cycle
Campaigning & Influencing
Enterprise & Engagement
Support Students' Unions
NUS Services Board
NUS
Charity
Board

NUS UK Trustee Board
National
Executive
Council

SU Development
Quality Mark
Sustainability
Student Opportunites

Direction & Oversight Boards
NUS Digital
NUS Media
NUS Purchasing
NUS extra

Direction & Oversight Boards
Cooperative Enterprise Units
Zones
Sections
Liberation
Nations

National Conference
Ways into the decision making
Policy
Leadership elections
Accountability
SU Delegates
Oct
Dec
Feb
Apr
Aug
Nov
Jan
Sep
Jul
Jun
Mar
May
NUS UK Trustee Board
National
Executive
Council

National Conference
Students' Unions
Union Development
Welfare
Higher Education
Futher Education
Society & Citizenship
Zones
Conferences

Sections
Conference

Liberation
Conference

Nations
Conference

Mature & Part Time
International
Postgraduate
LGBT+ Students
Black Students
Women Students
Disabled Students
NUS Scotland
NUS Wales
NUS USI
~ 500
~ 1000
12 - 24
Reflection & Induction
Investigation & Deliberation
Specification & Decision
Key Themes
Transport
Local public Services
Recycling
Safety
Health
Accoutability of Officers
Elections of Zone Committees and NEC places
Deliberate over key themes
What are the main student issues
27 - 30 October
Develop key themes / ideas into proposals for National Conference
1 December
29 Jan - - - 4 March
Priority Ballot
Order the motions
Every delegate votes via email
Accoutability of Officers
Elections of Officer & NEC places
Decisions on policy through debate on motions and amendmeents
Liberation, Sections and Nations conferences run at a similar time
Challenges
12 - 24 Conferences
cost to SUs
Who are delegates representing?
Policy noise
58% Don't have to vote in line with SU policy
75% consult with less than 30 people before Conference
contradicatory
duplication
What we could do?
Understanding the process
Access to NUS
scrutiny & accountability
What happens after it passes - accountability
many residential - time away from union
Unions as members or students as members
Vocal groups
Who you know
planning, time and effort
Earlier planning - Year calendar - NUS/SU
Participate in deliberative policy process
Delegate briefing/ training pre conference
Online / electronic processes
Delegate de-briefs/ reports
Interactive / visual aids to understanding NUS’ structures
Encourage people to stand for National positions
Clarity on responsibilities of delegates and who they represent
What we could do?
1. What resources/support would help you participate in NUS’ policy process and elections?

2. What are the barriers to you participating in NUS’ policy process and elections?

3. Tips/Suggestions for running successful NUS delegate elections

• Interactive
• Equality
• Mutual Respect and Reciprocity
• Reason-based
• Public Principle
• Decision-focused

Princples
• To provide students’ unions with points of reference

• To enable students’ unions to settle and express their collective beliefs
• To address students’ problems and/or public problems
• To set some of the key parameters for NUS strategy
• To guide the actions of NUS officers and staff
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