How will reforms impact international students?

There is a clear call from the movement to do targeted and specific work on the issues that international students face at a national level, which is also reflected in the policies across our democratic conferences. For international student voice and representation to be strengthened in NUS UK while remaining financially sustainable (i.e. not increasing the overall number of roles) we are proposing the International Student Voice project comprising two initiatives; developing an international student-led policy and influencing body within the HE sector, and a leadership programme for international students and sabbatical officers.

This establishes a pipeline in NUS UK for both international student leaders and the issues faced, balances the different needs of our membership, and provides us with a stronger understanding of further reforms that may be needed in this space which we will bring back to members.