Why are these reforms taking place?

Put simply, because members voted for them. Across all of our democratic conferences over the past couple of years delegates have voted to transform the way that members engage with NUS. Alongside ideas from Democratic Procedures Committee and the learning that’s taken place since NUS UK’s last reforms in 2019. It’s important to note that these reforms are not borne out of crisis or necessity. We could get by staying the same. But the world and the student movement are changing, and if we want our national union to be equipped to fight for students on this new terrain it’s important we do the same. These reforms represent a genuine shared desire to future proof our union and our movement.