Elections - NUS Scotland Conference 2024


You can find more information on elections during NUS Conference season 2024 on this page.


Volunteer Elections

Elections to committee positions are one of the ways students shape, and scrutinise our collective campaigning work. At NUS Scotland Conference this year there will be an election to elect members of the NUS Scotland Steering Committee. 

Nominations close end of day one of NUS Scotland Conference. Nominate yourself here.

Building and growing our democracy – Procedures and Steering Committees

These committee positions are all about making sure students are an active part of decision-making at NUS. Our democracy committees lead our thinking on new models of democracy and how we implement these at NUS. They oversee our conferences and processes for generating ideas from students and students' unions. They make sure that our democracy runs efficiently and is constantly evolving, incorporating the latest thinking on participatory democracy, restorative justice and collective care. Each year we elect members of these committees in across the four nations and in our National and Liberation spaces.

Nominations for Steering Committee - Changes to rules

There is a change to the number of positons being elected as a result of reform proposals. For NUS Scotland due to returning steering members this may mean there are no places to fill. Whilst this is not an ideal situation the RO must make sure to elect under our current rules, making no presumption about the outcome of NUS reform proposals.

The proposals are for the individual steering committees to be replaced with a single Democratic Procedures Committee made up of representatives from each nation and the liberation conference. The members elected by a particular conference would have responsibility for steering their conference. Therefore the new roles are analogous to the current roles, it is just the number of positions reducing. Therefore nominations will open and close as normal and the number of positions elected will be modified based on the outcome of reform decisions.

Steering committees are elected on two year terms and there are some incumbent members elected in 2023 who would continue in their term of office. Some of the committees are holding vacancies impacting on the number of new positions to fill. In some spaces there are enough incumbent members to fill the proposed new committee.

Therefore the Returning Officer will open the nominations as normal and close these on day one of the relevant conference. The election will then proceed alongside policy voting after conference. The count will take place after NUS' company law meeting. In spaces where there are positions to fill, a provisional result may be announced to candidates.

In the case of NUS Scotland Steering if there are no positions to fill we will engage with candidates to discuss more informal input and engagement in NUS Scotland democracy.


No of returning members in post to June 2025

Total seats to fill (current rules)

No. of positions to be elected 2024 (current rules)

Total seats to fill (proposed new rules)

No. of positions to be elected 2024 (proposed new rules)

Scotland Steering







Candidates for Scotland Steering Committee

  • Finn Abou El Magd (Aberdeen University Students' Association)
  • Carrie Beaton (North East Scotland College Students' Association)
  • Lucky Ehigiamusoe (GCU Students' Association)
  • Kirsten Koss (Aberdeen University Students' Association)
  • Emma Maclsaac (North East Scotland College Students' Association)
  • Viktorija Nikitina (North East Scotland College Students' Association)


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