Black Students' Conference

National Union of Students welcomes your participation at our annual Black Students' Conference, taking place on 12-13 May 2018 at The Bradford Hotel, Bradford.

NUS Black Students' Conference is the sovereign policy-making body of the Black Students' Campaign which is a politically autonomous part of NUS UK.

This Conference brings together delegates from students' unions affiliated to NUS UK to discuss, debate and vote on motions and elect the political leadership for the year ahead.

This is the page for the Summer Conference. If you are looking for the Winter Conference taking place 25 - 26 November click here

Black Students Conference Rules

Delegate Entitlement

Each Students’ Union is entitled to send 1 delegate with voting and speaking rights and up to 4 observers who will have speaking rights but  no voting rights.

Observers will have an additional change at Registration. Delegates to the NUS Black Students’ Conference may be elected or nominated in a manner approved by the Constituent Member. All delegates and observers MUST self-define as Black. The term ‘Black’ is used to refer to African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean students and those who self-define as Black.

Key Dates

Please note that all deadlines are at 12 noon. We cannot accept further submissions beyond the stated date and time.

29 January 2018

Opening of motions and nominations for full time officer


9 April 2018

Motions and Reports deadline


18 April 2018

Close of nominations for Black Students’ Officer  

18 April 2018

Amendments Deadline

27 April 2018

Close of registration for attending conference

27 April 2018

Close of challenge to Black Students’ Officer candidates   


Registration will open in January 2018.

If you reqire additional information about these conference please contact for governance quieries or for logistic queries.