Candidates for NUS Vice President Further Education Announced

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

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:


Qasim Hussain
Leeds City College Students' Union

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

  • Yahya Abdelkader, Leeds City College Students' Union 
  • Taylor Edgcombe, Middlesbrough College Students' Union 
  • Luca Fasulo, East Kent Colleges Group Students' Union 
  • Sleiman Darwish, The City Of Liverpool College Students' Union 
  • Wyatt Saveker, The Shrewsbury Colleges Group Students' Union 
  • Zachary Michael-North, York College Student Association 
  • Eeraj Ajaz, Cardinal Newman College Students' Union 

picture of Qasim Hussain

Hi! I'm Qasim Hussain, currently serving as Leeds City College Students' Union President, and I'm running for NUS VPFE. My goal is to make sure you are truly understood. FE faces its own set of challenges, and without a powerful national voice, we're missing out on crucial opportunities. Sadly, many FE members feel left out by NUS, but I want to change that! Together, we'll build a strong image for FE nationally to make sure our voices are heard loud and clear. Let's work towards making education accessible for everyone, breaking down barriers and giving FE the powerful voice it deserves! Vote Qasim #1 Let's make FE national… 

Read Qasim's manifesto here

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Jack Stokes
Dudley College of Technology Students' Union

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

  • Brandon Raybould, Dudley College of Technology Students' Union 
  • Leo Subido, City of Glasgow College Students' Association 
  • Leo Wilcox, Sheffield College Students' Union 
  • Alice Tomlingson, New College Students Union (Durham) 
  • Jack Ellis-Guthrie, Derby College Students' Union 
  • Lewis Pepperell, City College Norwich Students' Union 
  • Eshan Bilal, Burnley College Students' Union 

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I’m Jack Stokes, I have dedicated the past 4 years to FE students, both locally and nationally advancing and building the FE movement. As a passionate advocate for equitable access to education, I am committed to championing the rights and needs of further education students nationwide. With a track record of student leadership and advocacy, I bring extensive experience in amplifying diverse voices and driving tangible change within educational institutions. I have developed essential skills in public speaking, problem solving and communication. I’m ready to serve you as your Vice President for Further Education, leading with integrity, empathy, and determination.

Read Jack's 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.

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