#NUSNatCon: A Summary

NatCon was cut short this year—but it was nonetheless a long three days of heated policy debate, waiting to reach quorum and factional sledging. NatCon has a reputation for being a messy event, and it certainly didn’t let us down.

17 December 2017
NUS Natcon Liveblog

Follow our live updates of #nusnatcon here!

12 December 2017
NatCon Glossary

N·U·S (ɛn juː ɛs) n. 1. The National Union of Students. The peak representative body of undergraduate students in Australia and the organisers of NatCon. 2. A good time. Nat·Con (nat kɒn) n. 1. The word generally used to refer to the National Union of Students’ national conference. Policy is debated, roles are elected, and a […]

11 December 2017
NatCon by the Numbers

NUS NatCon starts tomorrow, so we made some data visualisations! If you’re not a stupol hack, the information below may be a little confusing—check out our NatCon explainer first. Votes breakdown: by university This graph ranks each university by the number of votes they’ll have at NatCon. Hover your mouse over (or tap) the bars for […]

10 December 2017
NUS NatCon Coverage

Welcome to Farrago’s coverage of the National Union of Students’ (NUS) 2018 national conference. Check out our articles below. You can follow the action from Monday to Thursday on our Twitter, but our liveblog will have the most comprehensive coverage. Our NatCon team consists of Ashleigh Barraclough, Conor Day, Mary Ntalianis, Jesse Paris-Jourdan and Ed […]

8 December 2017
What the heck is NatCon anyway?

NatCon is the national conference of the National Union of Students (NUS). This year, the conference is being held at Deakin University’s Geelong campus from 11 to 14 December. The NUS is the organisation that represents the interests of university students in Australia on a national level. Affiliation to the NUS is often a contentious […]

Working it out

A National Union of Students (NUS) working group has been established to look into the relationship between the NUS and the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU).

30 March 2017
Student protestors demand greater funding to higher education

Hundreds of Melbourne students have gathered on the steps of the State Library of Victoria on 22 March to take part in the National Student Protests against cuts to higher education.

22 March 2017
Indigenous student silenced at NatCon

An Indigenous Student was prevented from speaking during discussion on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) policy at National Conference (NatCon) this week.

16 December 2016
OPINION: NatCon is desperately in need of reform

I have one more article to write about NatCon for Farrago, but for now I’m going to jot down some thoughts.

15 December 2016
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