The National Union of Students (NUS) annual national conference at the Sage Centre has elected Liam Burns as its next National President.
The new president will officially take up his position for a one year term on 1 July 2011, when the current President Aaron Porter’s term of office ends.
Liam Burns is currently President of NUS Scotland, having studied physics at Heriot-Watt University where he served as the students’ union president. He recently secured commitments from politicians in Scotland to rule out the introduction of fees in the next Scottish parliament.
During his tenure as President of NUS Scotland Liam secured millions of pounds of funding for vulnerable students in further and higher education.
Liam Burns, NUS President-elect said:
"I am honoured and delighted to have been elected NUS National President for the year to come.”
“It’s going to be a hugely challenging year for both further and higher education. I am looking forward to working tirelessly to defend, extend, and promote the rights of students.”
Full results breakdown:
Liam Burns 322
Shane Chowen 250
Mark Bergfeld 149
Thomas Byrne 18
Re-Open Nominations 5
Liam Burns 336
Shane Chowen 257
Mark Bergfeld 151
Liam Burns 446
Shane Chowen 279