NUS (National Union of Students) is a voluntary membership organisation which makes a real difference to the lives of students and its member students’ unions.
We are a confederation of 600 students’ unions, amounting to more than 95 per cent of all higher and further education unions in the UK. Through our member students’ unions, we represent the interests of more than seven million students.
Our mission is to promote, defend and extend the rights of students and to develop and champion strong students’ unions. Our vision is of NUS as a pioneering, innovative and powerful campaigning organisation: the national voice of students. We will fight barriers to education, empower students to shape both a quality learning experience and the world around them, supporting influential, democratic and well-resourced students’ unions. We believe there should be equality of opportunity for everyone to participate fully in a society that celebrates diversity. Our policies and priorities are student-led and students’ union-focused through building open, transparent and accessible democratic structures. Students and students’ unions are more effective when they organise together locally, nationally and internationally: unity is our strength.