How to stand for election

 

If you decide you want to stand for a position at NUS Scotland Conference you should:

  • Read the Candidate pack which gives more information on the positions available and what they involve
  • Note the key dates and deadlines
  • Read the Election rules document as well as the online nomination form
  • Collect your nominations (as per the rules!)
  • Prepare a manifesto (Full-time officer positions have two A4 sides, volunteer positions have one side)
  • Submit your nominations and manifesto via the link on the Conference hub by the deadline!

Please make sure that you include proof of student ID for each of your nominators.  For full details, please read the Election Rules document, and the online nomination form.

 

Deadlines are:

Nominations for President, Vice President (Education), Asylum and Refugee Officer and Executive Representatives are now closed. As there were no valid nominations for Vice President (Communities) by the deadline, nominations have been re-opened and will close at 17:00 on Friday 17 February.

You do not need to be a delegate to Conference to stand for election - any student member of NUS Scotland can stand, and attend Conference for the election only.  Please contact democracy@nus-scotland.org.uk if you would like to do this.

 

After close of nominations you will:

For full-time officer positions

  • Have your candidacy confirmed by Monday 13 February
  • Have your manifesto and nominations put online and circulated to delegates
  • Be invited to a candidates’ briefing, which you are expected to attend
  • Be invited to record a video manifesto
  • Be asked to give a speech at Conference
  • Take part in a question time for that position at Conference

For volunteer positions

  • Have your candidacy confirmed by Monday 13 February
  • Have your manifesto and nominations put online and circulated to delegates
  • Be asked to give a speech at Conference
  • Take part in a question time for that position at Conference