Student Engagement Community of Interest Resources
NUS Scotland and Sparqs have been working with Scotland's Colleges to better support staff working in Student Engagement. Existing NUS documents will be added to this site to provide model resources that staff working in student engagement can readily use and adapt to their local circumstance.
This is a brief introduction of a Memorandum of Understanding - These documents can be far more complex, though this example should be more than sufficient for the interim period of a merger situation.
Regionalisation Advice and Guidance: Legal Status of Students' Associations. (Being amended)
This briefing will allow you to get the argument that you need, the knowledge and the confidence to go and get the money that your College should be giving you to support your members throughout the year and continue to allow the Association to develop.
Unions need to be strong and active; strong in decision making, financial and legal standing and democratic structures; active in campaigning, representation and responding to the student voice. This pack will help you achieve that for your organisation and more importantly give your students the union they deserve.
This pack will help local unions complete the registration process in the simplest way possible, taking much of the pain out of the process. NUS have worked closely with the Charity Commission, legal experts, auditors and students’ unions themselves to get ready for this stage. We have a range of adaptable resources for you to use, please take advantage of the support on offer.
Registering as a charity, whilst presenting these varied challenges doesn’t alter our fundamental values and principles. Students need their Unions to be strong and active; strong in decision making, financial and legal standing and democratic structures; active in campaigning, representation and responding to the student voice. This guide will take you on the next step of the process we have all been working towards to give your students the union they deserve.
Union support staff play a key role in delivering what is not only an essential democratic function for the members of the students’ union but more generally for the college corporation as a whole considering the legal implications placed on the board by the 1994 Education Act.
Students’ unions rely on their democratic systems to give them validity as representative organisations and officer elections should be a key part of any engagement strategy. This pack will challenge you think about the way you run elections, give you good ideas for trying new things and tools to guide you through operational practice. Along with the natural enthusiasm of officers, lively debate from voters and support from NUS your elections can be secure, exciting and a highly enjoyable time for all.