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Hear from the candidates standing for NUS’ first Vice President Liberation and Equality

Friday 22 May 2020

Hear from the candidates standing for NUS’ first Vice President Liberation and Equality

Candidates standing for the first ever NUS Vice President Liberation and Equality set out their stalls today (Friday 22 May) as the countdown to polling begins. Voters can hear first-hand the views of each candidate, as well as hear them answer questions in online hustings which were recorded online.

The role, which is the result of reforms agreed by students at National Conference 2019, will be elected by delegates attending the NUS Liberation Conference on 27 May. The successful candidate will join the newly elected National President, Vice President Higher Education and Vice President Further Education, as well as the Presidents of NUS-USI, NUS Scotland and NUS Wales, to make up the elected leadership of NUS UK for 2020 to 2022. Elections will take place online with voting due to close on 26 May at 5.00pm.

The candidates are detailed on the Liberation Conference website where you can view each of their speeches and the hustings:

The winner will be announced on 27 May, opening the Liberation Conference.

Voters, who are student delegates representing their students’ union, have a number of opportunities to find out more about the candidates and the issues they stand for, with:

  1. Candidate information on the Liberation Conference website and social media
  2. Links to candidate social media accounts so voters can interact direct with them
  3. Candidate question time hosted by Keme Nzerem, of Channel 4 news and ITV news, and 
  4. Speeches from the candidates which will be posted online on 22 May.

NUS Liberation Conference 2020 takes place online on 27 May. For more information about the event visit this website.