These committee positions are all about making sure students are an active part of decision making at NUS. Our democracy committees lead our thinking on new models of democracy and how we implement these at NUS. They oversee our conferences and processes for generating ideas from students and students unions. They make sure that our democracy runs efficiently and is constantly evolving, incorporating the latest thinking on participatory democracy, restorative justice and collective care.
Hi!! I'm Michael and I think I'd be a good fit for steering.
I know my way around policies, constitutions and amendments, and have a fair amount of knowledge surrounding higher education. I've been an elected student rep at every level, from class, through to faculty, 3 years of representing students at University!
Supporting evidence: Wrote 43 amendments and a welfare policy that complied with governing body standards (UK and ROI) for a club I'm a member of. And we managed it with a 14-day deadline...and I only nearly cried once!
Re-Open Nominations or 'RON' is a democratic mechanism to allow voters to choose not to elect any of the candidates in the election. If RON wins the election, then nominations will re-open and this will give more people the chance to stand for the position,