The National Union of Students (NUS) is a voluntary membership organisation that makes a real difference to the lives of students and its member students’ unions.

The NUS is a confederation of 600 students’ unions, amounting to more than 95% of all higher and further education unions in the UK. Through their member students’ unions, they represent the interests of more than seven million students.

Their aims:

  • NUS champions students to shape the future of education – and create a better world. They promote, defend and extend student rights.
  • They also fight discrimination, isolation and injustice. Through practical information and national action, NUS makes sure students can thrive.
  • NUS supports and strengthens students and their unions. They are informed – developing research that influences national policy.
  • They are active – taking on all the issues that affect students’ lives now and in future.

They run a number of sustainability initiatives in students’ unions across the UK.

To find out more, please visit their website:


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