Candidates for NUS Wales President Announced


The Deputy Returning Officer (DRO) is pleased to announce the candidates for the position of NUS Wales President.

Voting will open online on Monday 11 March at 12pm and close on Thursday 14 March at 12pm.

Voting is open to NUS reps registered to attend NUS Wales Conference 2024.

The winning candidate is due to be announced on Friday 15 March.

NUS Wales Conference takes place on Tuesday 19 March and Wednesday 20 March 2024.

The candidates are:




Deio Owen 
Cardiff University Students' Union 

Nominated by the following students / sabbatical officers at member unions:

  • Charlotte Clark, Cardiff and Vale College SU 
  • Amy Anglesea, Wrexham Glyndwr Students'  Union 
  • Elain Gwynedd, Aberystwyth University Students' Union 
  • Fatima Leah Lopes, Gower College Swansea Students' Union 
  • Jason Scott, Grwp Llandrillo-Menai Student Union 
  • Natalie Roe, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama SU 
  • Jamal Abdilahi, University of South Wales Students' Union 

Photograph of Deio Owen
Shwmae bawb, I’m Deio and I’m running to be the next NUS Cymru President. I’m originally from Pen Llŷn in North Wales and currently live in Cardiff working as a Vice President in Cardiff Students’ Union. I have experience of being a former president of an FE SU, a Vice President at an HE Students’ Union and I’m also a trustee of the Urdd, Wales’s largest youth organisation that runs a fantastic apprenticeship programme. I’m very passionate about representation and I’m keen to ensure that Students get the best deal possible in the world that we are in. 

Read Deio's Manifesto here

Social Media

Twitter - @deioowen / @cymraegcsu
Instagram - @deio.owen / @vpcymraegcsu

Re-open Nominations

If you wish to cast a vote, but do not want to vote for any of the other remaining candidates for this position, then you can express your desire to reopen the nominations process. If any position is not filled by a candidate, but instead Reopen nominations is declared the winner, there will be a fresh opportunity for candidates to be nominated and the election for the position in question to be re-run.

Campaigning for RON must be accountable and RON campaigns are governed by these election rules. Only registered RON campaigners may run a RON campaign. In order to register to run a Re-Open Nominations (RON) campaign, you must do this by emailing [email protected] no later than 24 hours before polls open.