Megan Dunn has been elected as the new NUS President at NUS National Conference 2015 in Liverpool.
The 24-year-old, who has spent the last year as Vice President for higher education, ran a campaign that promised to fully deliver on NUS values in the coming year.
Having read for an MA in Politics and International Relations at Aberdeen University, Megan held the position of both Vice President Education and President at Aberdeen University Students’ Association.
As Vice President Higher Education, Megan’s work focused on strengthening student representation in higher education and improving its funding and quality. To deliver this, Megan’s role was to help produce research and influence policy discussion at a national level. This year, in the run up to the General Election in 2015, Megan worked to harness the collective power of the movement to create a new deal for higher education.
Looking beyond 7 May Megan said:
'Whatever government is in power after next month’s election, it won’t be easy, so we have to be ready to stand up alongside each other and say enough is enough. We need action in union meetings, university boardrooms and in parliament.
'I want to put more effort into supporting campus unions, and transforming our national movement to support the work that you do.
'I’m really proud to have been given this opportunity to build a movement around a vision for apprentices not just with a rise in the minimum wage but with a living wage. The end of the false choice between further education and higher education – with the focus on how someone wants to learn and what they want to study rather than what they can afford or what they are told is worthwhile.'
Find out all the other results from NUS National Conference 2015 in Liverpool here.