NUS is a truly student-led organisation with our governing bodies – boards and committees – chaired by or inclusive of students from member students’ unions, to make sure that our work as a movement reflects student needs and concerns.

Our governing bodies exist to make sure NUS is always working as effectively and efficiently as it can, with the resources it has available. They provide reassurances to members (students’ unions) and the students they represent, that NUS is financially stable and delivering on its annual and 3-year plans.

All our boards are chaired by NUS National President Larissa Kennedy and meet regularly across the year to review finances, membership, plan delivery and any emerging issues. Board members in the main are elected to their posts from within NUS’ membership by member student representatives, excepting lay appointees where applications are received and accepted based on the experience, skills and qualifications applicants can bring to NUS.

All the current board members took up their positions on 1 July 2020 and you’ll find details about their terms in board membership and their biographies. Our boards and committees all have terms of reference and a cycle of business which outline how they will conduct their meetings and clarifies their purpose.

Our full-time officers are all elected to their positions by 1 of 5 NUS annual conferences:
National Conference
NUS Scotland Conference
NUS Wales Conference
NUS-USI Conference
NUS Liberation Conference
Our current officers joined NUS on 1 July and will serve 2-year terms until 30 June 2022.