Day 0- And we are off…
Only a hop, skip and jump, or rather a train, plane, and taxi. Five delegates and our staff support headed up to Glasgow and settled into our accommodation. We all got some rest ready for the first day of action at NUS Conference 2019. On board: Henry, Panth, Nathalie, Vincent, Marian, and Chiron. Meike had arrived two days before!
We go to NUS conference to decide who we want to lead the NUS, decide what we want them to work on and to hold officers accountable for their promises made at last years conference.
Day 1 – Elections
Delegates fueled up and headed over to the conference center all lugging Meike’s campaign materials to spread the word about why #NUSNeedsMeike. All delegates attended training to understand how the conference works and we were told about the scale of the NUS Reforms! We were told that without the proposed changes NUS would not exist!
Elections are a chance for delegates to chose who they want to lead the NUS in the coming year – at the time of writing this I am sat with Meike who waits to stand, give her speech and win (hopefully) – We wish you all the best #SheWillAlwaysBeMyPresident!
What happened on day 1:
Conference Voted in condemn Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism through motions. Conference also approved the minutes from last conference and the reports from the fulltime officers. The conference heard the speeches of prospective candidates for election. Meike absolutely smashed her speech!
Meike, unfortunately, came up short but has done all of Greenwich so proud! She came in 3rd and had huge numbers of second preferences. Well done to all new incoming officers and best of luck for the coming year!
Day 2 will be about the big reforms!