Elections for NUS LGBT+ Conference and NUS Trans Conference

During LGBTUA+ History Month, the LGBTUA+ and trans communities at Warwick will be electing delegates to represent them at NUS LGBT+ and Trans Conferences.

NUS LGBT+ Students' Conference is the sovereign policy-making body of the LGBT+ Students' Campaign, which is a politically autonomous part of NUS UK. The conference brings together delegates from students' unions across the country (who are affiliated to NUS UK) to discuss, debate and vote on motions and elect the political leadership for the year ahead. It is taking place on 7th -8th March 2018 at Crowne Plaza - Stratford Upon Avon.

The NUS LGBT+ Conference delegate places up for election are:

  • 1 Open Place (open to any LGBT+ student).
  • 1 Women’s Place (open to any LGBT+ student who defines as a woman, including (if they wish) those with gender identities which include ‘woman’, and those who experience oppression as women).
  • 1 Black Place (open to any LGBT+ student of African, Arab, Asian, Caribbean heritage and those who self-define as Black).
  • 1 Disabled Place (open to any LGBT+ disabled student).

NUS Trans Students' Conference is the sovereign policy-making body of the Trans Students' Campaign, which is a politically autonomous part of NUS UK. The conference brings together delegates from students' unions across the country (who are affiliated to NUS UK) to discuss, debate and vote on motions and elect the political leadership for the year ahead. It is taking place on 30th April – 1st May 2018 in Holiday Inn Manchester.

Warwick’s delegate entitlement is as follows:

  • 1 Non-Binary Students’ Place (open to any non-binary student)
  • 1 Women’s Place (open to any trans student who defines as a woman, including (if they wish) those with gender identities which include ‘woman’, and those who experience oppression as women).
  • 1 Black Students’ Place (open to any trans student of African, Arab, Asian, Caribbean heritage and those who self-define as Black).
  • 1 Disabled Students’ Place (open to any trans disabled student).

To nominate yourself…

If you are eligible and would like to nominate yourself for any of the delegate places above, please email campaigns@warwicksu.com, including your name, and the place(s) you wish to nominate yourself for.

You will be invited to give a short speech (maximum length of 2 minutes) at the elections on Thursday 8th February, 5-7pm in R1.15. If you are unable to attend, please send a speech of equivalent length, which will be read out on your behalf.

To vote in the elections…

You are entitled to vote in the election of delegate places for which you meet the nomination criteria e.g. for NUS LGBT+ Conference Open Place, all LGBT+ students are eligible to vote, for NUS Trans Conference Disabled Place, all trans disabled students are eligible to vote.

Elections will be taking place on Thursday 8th February, 5-7pm in R1.15. If you would like further information about the elections or nominations process, please email campaigns@warwicksu.com.