NUS National Conference VP elections – Union Development and Society & Citizenship
Over 1200 students, elected officers and campaigners from higher and further education, including apprentices, from across the UK are spending this week in Brighton to debate and decide on key policy issues affecting students.
NUS is run by a team of 19 full time elected officers, representing the broad range of our membership. NUS National Conference elects the National President and 5 Vice Presidents – Higher Education, Further Education, Welfare, Union Development and Society and Citizenship.
This evening NUS delegates have voted for Vice President’s Union Development and Society & Citizenship.
Elected as Vice President Union Development is Ali Milani, 22, from Brunel University Students’ Union
Ali Says: Students from all across the UK at this time, in this conference, chose the message of unity. To rid our movement of the same old political games of years gone by. They instead chose an NUS that works together and delivers on issues that are important to them. Now is the time for us to take that lead.
Re-elected as Vice President Society & Citizenship is Rob Young, 29
Rob Says: I am delighted to have been re-elected as NUS’ Vice President Society and Citizenship for a second term. I am proud of my track record so far, but there is still so much to achieve. As we begin to deal with the fallout of leaving the EU and with another general election around the corner it has never been more pressing for students and young people to make their voices heard, to hold our political leaders to account and to organise in our colleges, universities and communities, and I look forward to leading that work in our national union.
National Conference is the sovereign policy-making body of NUS and its purpose is to discuss, debate and vote on motions and elect the political leadership of the organisation for the year ahead. Elections taking place include National President, the five Vice President positions and the Block of 15 all of which sit on the National Executive Council.