Wes Streeting has been re-elected as the National President at the organisation’s Annual Conference in Blackpool.
Streeting, a member of Labour Students, beat challenger Rob Owen, of Another Union is Possible, by a margin of 631 to 140. The quota required was 403 out of 804 votes.
Speaking at the Conference, Streeting said challenges lay ahead. "I have received the overwhelming mandate of 81 per cent of delegates at our Conference to lead our Union for a second term, and I relish the challenge that lies ahead," said Wes.
"The year ahead will be about fighting for a new deal for students - one that combats, halts and reverses the marketisation of our education system.
"When the university fees review starts later this year we will step up to the plate with an analysis of its failings and a fairer, equitable and sustainable alternative that sees graduates contribute according to the real benefits they obtain and our government putting its money where its mouth is on the importance of education and the necessity to widen access and increase opportunity and aspiration."
NUS has also elected its five Vice Presidents at Conference, including Vice President Union Development, a newly created post this year, and its National Executive Committee. Find out who will be campaigning for your issues this year.