Candidates for NUS President Announced

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

Voting will open online on Monday 8 April at 12pm and close on Thursday 11 April at 12pm.

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

The winning candidate is due to be announced on Friday 12 April 2024.

NUS National Conference takes place on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th April 2024.

The candidates are:

The candidate Chloe Field has withdrawn from the election.




Amira Campbell
University of Birmingham Guild of Students

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

  • Robert Beale, University of Manchester Students' Union 
  • Bakhtawar Javed, University of Bristol Students' Union 
  • Jack Stokes, Dudley College of Technology Students' Union 
  • Hannah Malone, Arts University Bournemouth Students' Union 
  • Alex Kurowski-Ford, University of Birmingham Guild of Students 
  • Lily Byrne, University of Sheffield Students' Union 
  • Anna Taylor, Warwick Students' Union 

As a sabbatical officer and experienced community organiser, I used my skills to fight for students’ rights as workers, secure funding for medical students, and organise West Midlands regional events including a mayoral election hustings. We must organise for liberated, sustainable, and accessible education. We face a cost of living crisis, climate crisis, housing crisis, a poorly funded NHS, exploitation as international students, a student mental health crisis, transphobia and all forms of racism. I need your support to deliver an NUS that is central to an organised student movement. Vote Amira #1 NUS President! 

Read Amira's manifesto here.

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Dhruv Dev
Leeds Beckett Students' Union

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

  • Jas RB, Bath Spa University Students' Union 
  • Nandini aggarwal, University of Westminster Students' Union 
  • Simeon Anyalemechi, University of Salford Students' Union 
  • Rimsha Khan, Leeds University Union 
  • Fayaz kareem, The Students' Union at UWE 
  • Jay Suryanvashi, Middlesex University Students' Union 
  • Silas ozoya, Leeds Beckett Students' Union 

Read Dhruv's manifesto here.

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Insta : @dhruv_nus_president




Taha Khan
University of Huddersfield Students' Union

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

  • Sai Shraddha S Viswanathan, Aberdeen University Students' Association 
  • Al Linforth, Worcester Students' Union 
  • Mario Owiriwa, York St. John Students' Union 
  • Iqra Tabassum, University of Bradford Union 
  • Hannah Nimmo, University of York Students' Union 
  • Georgia Noble, Heriot-Watt University Student Union 
  • Oluwafemi Abolade, Teesside University Students' Union 

As the current President of Huddersfield Students' Union and former Equalities Officer, my international background from Pakistan and getting the opportunity to influence for the rights of the students informs my commitment to togetherness, honesty, and open communication. I've consistently advocated for student rights and well-being, prioritizing transparency and integrity in all endeavours. My track record reflects a dedication to amplifying student voices and addressing concerns promptly. As your NUS President, I pledge to continue championing policies that prioritize student welfare and foster unity within our diverse community. Let's work together to build a stronger, more inclusive student community.

Read Taha's manifesto here.

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Taha Khan (@taha4nuspresident) • Instagram photos and videos


Ben Koshy 
Northumbria Students' Union

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

  • Jestin Kannempilly joseph, Northumbria Students' Union 
  • Megha Ramesan, Ravensbourne Students' Union 
  • Ajin stelles sobhanakumari, Coventry University Students' Union 
  • Akash Kailas, Middlesex University Students' Union 
  • Shabana Mashhur, University of East London Students' Union 
  • Akshitha Nalla, Greenwich Students' Union 
  • Nevin Edwin, Teesside University Students’ Union

Read Ben's manifesto here.

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Awesome Olasope
London Metropolitan University Students' Union

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

  • Oluwarotimi Olorunfemi, University of Bradford Union 
  • Mx Cassie de St. Croix, University for the Creative Arts Students' Union 
  • Kolawole Samuel Olure, The Students' Union at UWE 
  • Jeremiah Abiola Fasipe, Sheffield Hallam Students' Union 
  • Chidozie Nwaigwe, GCU Students' Association 
  • Mojahar Ali, London Metropolitan University Students' Union 
  • Michael Adewunmi, Teesside University Students' Union 

I'm Awesome Olasope, an international student and President of London Metropolitan University. My journey is rooted in strong communication, respect, and passion for helping people. Engaging with organizations like the British Heart Foundation and championing social justice on radio platforms has shaped my commitment to inclusivity and equality. As your NUS President, I'm dedicated to the "Home Away from Home" campaign, advocating for increased work hours for international students, and enhancing student representation in national policies. Join me in forging an empowered, informed, and inclusive student community. Your vote is a vote for positive change, making the UK truly awesome!

Read Awesome's manifesto here

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Nerius Shah
Northumbria Students' Union

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

  • Livia Bird, Northumbria Students' Union 
  • Bethan Corner, Leeds University Union 
  • Scott Anderson, Heriot-Watt University Student Union 
  • Syed sirajudeen, University of East London Students' Union 
  • Cheryl Chingosho, University of South Wales Students' Union 
  • Prince Oladimeji Adepoju, University of Sunderland Students' Union 
  • Nelson Jaykumar Christian, Teesside University Students' Union 

I am running for National President because I truly care about students and their learning experiences. I want NUS to work closely with all the SUs. I proposed a policy at last year's National conference, and the combined policy was welcomed by hundreds of students. This is now a priority for this year's Reform NUS agenda. I want to lead in bringing meaningful change to the NUS by fostering closer collaboration with all SUs. Together, we can create a more inclusive and supportive environment that prioritises the needs and voices of every student, ensuring a better student experience for all.

Read Nerius' manifesto here

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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.