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.