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NUS announce candidates for first Vice President Liberation and Equality 

May 20, 2020

The National Union of Students (NUS) has confirmed the candidates standing for its first ever Vice President Liberation and Equality, which is the result of reforms agreed by students at National Conference 2019.

The successful candidate, who will be elected by delegates attending the NUS Liberation Conference on Wednesday, May 27, 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 Tuesday, May 26 at 5pm.

The candidates are:
–¬†Amelia McLoughlan, Durham Students Union
Hamsavani Rajeswaren, Queen’s University Belfast Students’ Union
Joshua Williams, University of Birmingham Guild of Students
Nelly Kibirige, London South Bank University Students’ Union

Sara Khan, University of Manchester Students’ Union.

Zamzam Ibrahim, NUS National President, said: ‘This is the last democratic event of our conference season, taking place like our other events against the backdrop of coronavirus.

‘There are big challenges ahead for the new Officer Executive, but I‚Äôve seen during my time as national president just how strong the student movement is and the genuine hunger to campaign and make change happen. Right now, more than ever, that hunger is about ensuring students, of all walks of life and experiences, are supported as we face this crisis.’

The successful candidate will join an officer elect team that will lead NUS towards its 100th birthday and be charged with making sure that politicians and decision-makers hear the student voice loud and clear.

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 (available Wednesday, May 20)
4. Speeches from the candidates which will be posted online on Friday, May 22.
NUS Liberation Conference 2020 takes place online on Wednesday, May 27. For more information about the event visit the website here.