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NUS Scotland Conference: what happened?

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NUS Scotland Conference is now over for another year. Delegates gathered in Dundee to set the agenda for the year ahead and to elect the leadership of NUS Scotland.

Robin Parker, NUS president opened conference by telling delegates how courageous they’ve been over the past few years. Read his speech in full here.

Two new full-time officers were elected at this year’s conference. Gordon Maloney, current vice-president (communities) was elected as NUS Scotland president. Robert Foster, education campaign convenor on the Scottish Executive Committee (SEC) was elected as vice-president education.

Sinead Wylie, from Glasgow Caledonian Students’ Association was also elected to the vice-president (communities) position which is a volunteer role.

New policy was passed on areas such as postgraduate education, access and retention, employability and the independence referendum. See a round-up of all the motions voted on here.

Six students were elected to the Scottish Executive Committee (SEC). Click here to find out who ran and who won.

On the first day of conference, keynote speaker Lauren King, Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament for Motherwell and Wishaw, addressed delegates and spoke about the positive changes she’s made in her role as a representative for young people. Watch her speech in full here.

The two-day conference also featured the NUS Scotland Awards, which Robin Parker and Stacey Devine hosted. Find out who won here.

 

 

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