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Elections to committee positions are one of the ways students shape, and scrutinise our collective campaigning work. At NUS Wales Conference this year there will be an election to elect members of the NUS Scotland Steering Committee.
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.
First, you need to nominate yourself. As long as you are a student or a sabbatical officer and you are at a Union affiliated to NUS (that's over 95% of all Students' Unions) then you can put yourself forward. You'll be asked to provide details about yourself and a short candidate statement.
You can submit your nomination here
Secondly, take a look at the Election Rules which govern these elections.
Re-Open Nominations (RON)
Re-Open Nominations or 'RON' is a democratic mechanism to allow voters to choose not to elect any of the candidates in the election. If RON wins the election, then nominations will re-open and this will give more people the chance to stand for the position
In order to run a Re-Open Nominations (RON) campaign, you must do this using our online form by the deadline. Deadlines will be published on the agenda.
Please email [email protected] to challenge nominations. Deadlines will be published on the agenda.
Scotland Steering Committee: Day one of NUS Scotland Conference