Full Time-Time Officer Elections

NUS reps will be electing the following Full-Time Officer positions in 2024, to serve a two-year term.

  • NUS National President – elected by NUS National Conference
  • NUS Vice-President Further Education – elected by NUS National Conference
  • NUS Vice-President Higher Education – elected by NUS National Conference
  • NUS Vice-President Liberation and Equality – elected by NUS Liberation Conference
  • NUS Scotland President – elected by NUS Scotland Conference
  • NUS Wales President – elected by NUS Wales Conference
  • NUS-USI President – elected by NUS-USI Conference

Nominations are now open and will close at 12 noon on 30 January 2024Find out the full dates and deadlines here.


Key info for candidates

You must be a current student or Sabbatical Officer to run for an NUS Full-Time Officer role. We will require proof of your student or Sabbatical Officer status when you submit your nomination.

The role is offered on a 2 year, fixed-term contract – running from 1st July 2024 to 30 June 2026.

To submit your nomination, you must provide 7 nominations from students or Sabbatical Officers.

You cannot start campaigning until the Returning Officer announces your candidacy.

There will be regional hustings events running between announcement of candidates and the opening of voting – we will reimburse travel expenses for candidates incurred through attendance at the hustings.

Below are key dates for any potential Full-Time Officer candidates:

What’s happening?


Potential Candidate Information Session (choose one to attend)

23/01/24 3pm – Register here

11/12/23 2pm (VP FE candidates only) - Register here

12/12/23 1:30pm - Register here

25/01/24 1pm - Register here

Close of nominations - all FTO roles

30/01/2024 12 noon

Candidate briefing

31/01/2024 3pm – 5pm

Anticipated announcement of candidates - FTO roles


Voting: NUS Scotland President, NUS Wales President and NUS-USI President

11/03/2024 - 14/03/2024

Voting: National President, VP Higher Education, VP Further Education, VP Liberation

08/04/2024- 11/04/2024

Commencement of term of office



The full candidate information pack is available here in English, and is available here in Welsh. Candidates must ensure they read the information in full.


Submit your nomination

Nominate yourself for one of the NUS Full Time Officer roles here.

Nominations close at 12 noon on 30 January 2024.


What's new in 2024

The main changes to elections this year which the Deputy Returning Officer has agreed are:

Candidate Preparation

An enhanced candidate preparation process in line with the NUS UK Antisemitism Action Plan. This means there will be a longer period (one month) between the closing of nominations and the expected date of announcement of candidates.

Voting Period

Elections for all full-time officer roles will take place online and before the start of conferences. There will not therefore be a hustings held at the conference itself, but other online and in-person opportunities for voters to meet candidates. We’d also be keen to hear from members who are interested in hosting candidate events or hustings at a regional level.

The key reasons for this change are to continue with the principle set by NUS Conference during reform of NUS’ democracy in 2019 – that policy making and elections should be separated. This year there is also a lot of additional business to discuss at conferences which needs conference time. Holding elections ahead of the conference is therefore a way to maximise engagement with the candidates and devote conference time to policy and campaigns work.

Dates of the opening and closing of polls can be found here.


Volunteer Elections

There will also be elections for volunteer roles on Steering Committees and the National Scrutiny Council.

Democratic Procedures Committee and National Scrutiny Council: National Conference
Liberation Steering and Campaigns Committees: Liberation Conference
Scotland Steering Committee: NUS Scotland Conference
Wales Steering Committee: NUS Wales Conference
NUS-USI Steering Committee: NUS-USI Conference

Further information on these elections will be published in due course.


Election Rules

You can view the current full elections rules here. These rules will be updated ahead of the FTO elections.