NUS Ed Con Grant Applications

The annual National Union of Students’ Education Conference is on again and UMSU is offering grants to help keen students attend. Education Conference (Edcon) is where student activists from around the country discuss the future of higher education, current education policy and campaigns around student rights, as well as other progressive issues. 

This year the conference will be run in Sydney at the University of Sydney, from the 11th-13th of July 2022. For more information on the conference, visit NUS Education Conference

The UMSU Education Department will register as an organisation to the conference, meaning that students’ ticket cost will automatically be covered by the organisation, and students representing UMSU will not need to individually purchase a ticket to the conference. Rather, the purpose of these grants is to make a contribution towards students’ travel and accomodation costs to Sydney for the purposes of the conference.

To register for a free ticket as an UMSU individual for the conference, visit NUS Education Conference Registration, and register as an 'Individual-Member'.

Applications for UMSU Edcon grants will be open from Friday 10th of June at 5:00pm, and close at 5:00pm on Friday 24th of June.

According to our budgetary restrictions, the UMSU Education Department will be providing (at a maximum) 64 grants of $150 each. According to the UMSU Travel and Conferences policy and the UMSU Financial Regulations, these grants must be approved by the Education Committee, in order of 2.1 ‘Students whose Travel is contingent upon financial support will be given first preference’, and 2.2 ‘preference for subsidies will be given to first time attendees to those conferences’, and following those conditions, in order of application. 

Participation in NUS Edcon is governed by the following policy, please ensure you’ve read this to understand the terms and conditions of attendance.

UMSU Travel and Conferences Policy 

To apply: Grant applications are now closed.