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What a Clegg-down

The Delegate‘s received a copy of a letter sent to NUS Conference yesterday from Nick Clegg’s office. It’s a shame that it took over a month to get a reply to the NUS, but then, poor Nick is very busy, we suppose.


I See That Delegate There…

Now, here at The Delegate we’re more partial than most to a bit of knitwear… and Stacey Devine from NUS Scotland is looking DIVINE in her ensemble. We especially love how her campaign T Shirt matches with her chunky cardi. Nice work!

NUS uses electronic counting for the first time

NUS Conference used an electronic counting system for the first time tonight. After it became apparent that the vote on the parts of motion 301 was too close to call, the chair decided to use the brand new voting pad system. This prompted a buzz of excitement among the delegates and a lot of innuendo from the chair: “This is my first time. I haven’t said that in a while.” Cue giggling. After making sure that everyone was clear on how to vote and what the vote was actually about, delegates finally got to enter the 21st century and make their choice electronically. After fifteen seconds, the result appeared on the screen, showing 215 for and 190 against. 

Spotted at NUS Conference

1) The Delegate indulging in satire…controversial…..

2) Estelle Heart reading ‘A learners guide to all the colours of the rainbow’

3) The hard left playing a game of Monopoly and squabbling about who gets to be the Banker

4) Liam Burns and Luke Young enjoying a belated pint of Bombardier for St George’s Day

5) The man with the bag…no joke needed…he’s awesome!

6) Ed Marsh, Liam Burns and Usman Ali sneaking into the back entrance of Ladbrokes

7) Michael Chessum catching fleas from the strange man/dog combination in his video. Does this explain his inability to sit still on conference floor?

8) FE finding the bit which comes before part-b

9) DPC guillotining their own cheesecake

10) Speakers trying to bend time by shouting louder and louder and loud…TIME DELEGATE

Tom Peel

NSJSN live multimedia coverage of NUS National Conference 2012

NSJSN’s award-winning coverage of National Conference is back – this time larger and even more dynamic. We’ve tried to pool together the expertise and resources of as many different student media outlets and journalists as possible to bring you wide-ranging coverage of the conference live from Sheffield’s City Hall.

There’ll be four main channels of communication:

– This blog, which will be the central hub of our coverage:

– Twitter, which will be constantly updated by a number of media correspondents throughout the day- and night: @NSJSN

– Facebook, which will primary be a referential point: National Student Journalism Support Network

– The Delegate, a newsletter produced and distributed at conference twice a day. PDFs of the newsletter will also be made available online.

Participating media range from Abderdeen’s Gaudie to Southampton’s Solent – with everything in between, making this a truly collaborative endeavour. If you’d like to get involved, please email

Please share these links and get involved by tweeting and commenting!

NSJSN and LSJSN win NUS best student media

LSJSN and NSJSN have won best student media at the NUS awards 201w. Well done to everyone involved!

NSJSN shortlisted for Best Student Media at NUS Awards 2011

Shortlisted in conjunction with LSJSN, NSJSN has been shortlisted for Best Student Media at the NUS Awards 2011.

The other two shortlisted media outlets are Forge Media (Sheffield Students’ Union) and Nouse (University of York Students’ Union). Best of luck to both Forge and Nouse, who we hope will get on board with NSJSN next year regardless.

Read the full shortlist here.