Who we are

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

We are a confederation of 600 students' unions, amounting to more than 95 percent of all higher and further education unions in the UK. Through our member students' unions, we represent the interests of more than seven million students.

NUS champions students to shape the future of education – and create a better world. We promote, defend and extend student rights.

We fight discrimination, isolationand injustice. Through practical information and national action, we make sure students can thrive.

We support and strengthen students and their unions. We are informed – developing research that influences national policy.

We are active – taking on allthe issues that affect students’ lives now and in future.We know students.

We are students.We are 7 million student voices.