NUS Black Students’ Conference 2016 KICK’S OFF

What is the NUS?

NUS Black Students’ Conference is the sovereign policy-making body of the Black Students’ Campaign which is a politically autonomous part of NUS UK.

The term ‘Black’ is used to refer to African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean students and those who self-define as Black.

This Conference brings together delegates from students’ unions affiliated to NUS UK to discuss, debate and vote on motions and elect the political leadership for the year ahead.

The NUS stands for the National Union of Students and NUS represents roughly 600 further education & higher education Students’ Unions encompassing 7 million students in the United Kingdom. The NUS National Conference is the largest democratic gathering of students in the world and said to be just under 1000 delegates at this year’s conference, held in Brighton!

What happens at this conference?

At the conference, we do a large number of things mainly: voting on the new NUS Leadership, debating & voting on motions important to the student movement, as well as learning about new campaigns and networking. Voting on NUS’s new Black leadership is very important as they will lead and shape the student movement for the following year, which is a huge task in itself and those elected have the responsibility of making sure the motions we vote for getting put into action.

Day One | Saturday 28 May 2016



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