On 29 April 2014 NUS Scotland held its first ever Sections Conference. The event brought together post-graduate, international, mature and part-time students to discuss issues that matter to them.
Conference delegates also elected Sections Officer, who will take the lead on each campaign in the coming year at NUS Scotland. Neill Clark was elected Mature and Part-time Students’ Officer, while International Students’ and Postgraduate Students’ Officer posts went to Roza Salih and Lydia Crow respectively.
Delegates identified numerous areas for future policy work, including widening access to international study experiences, capping postgraduate fees and providing childcare services for mature students. The consequences of the Independence referendum were also discussed.