Everything you need to know about working in, being an officer in or being involved with students' unions.


The National Union of Students (NUS) is a voluntary membership organisation which makes a real difference to the lives of students and its member students’ unions.

NUS is a confederation of 600 students’ unions, amounting to more than 95% of all higher and further education unions in the UK. Through their member students’ unions, NUS represents the interests of more than seven million students.

NUS aims to promote, defend and extend the rights of students and develop and champion strong students’ unions.

To achieve this, NUS believes three core values are crucial:


We believe there should be equality of opportunity for everyone to participate fully in a society that celebrates diversity


Our policies and priorities must be student-led and students’ union-focused through building open, transparent and accessible democratic structures that increase performance and strengthen accountability


Students and students’ unions are more effective when they organise together locally, nationally and internationally. Unity is our strength.

To find out more about NUS, its work and its relationship to students’ unions throughout the UK visit NUS