Candidates for NUS Vice President (Welfare) announced

Wednesday 04-03-2015 - 14:01

The period of nominations for the position of NUS Vice President (Welfare) has closed and we can now announce the candidates standing for election.

The candidates for the position of Vice President (Welfare), who will be elected during NUS National Conference, are as follows:

Shelly Asquith
For an extended manifesto:

I’m an officer at SUARTS, and have been on NUS Welfare Committee for the last two years. In this time I’ve organised successful campaigns on many issues: affordable housing, cuts to disabled students’ support and the NHS. Before then, I was active in my trade union, where I’ve fought on issues around fair pay and discrimination. Coming from a specialist institution with FE and HE provision, I’ve seen issues from a different perspective. I want to see a pro-active NUS and a Welfare campaign that delivers on a local and national level.

Download candidate manifesto here.





Cat Turhan

Student welfare is vital, and could be powerful. It keeps students safe, it keeps students well, and keeps students in education. It can even save lives. Things have changed. Education has changed. Students are paying more than ever – and not just through fees. The Country is changing too. Cut Youth Services, an NHS systematically dismantled, and housing in crisis. That’s why I want to lead an uncompromising and political welfare campaign. One that supports its own movement, and puts liberation at its core. Join me, and together we can win on welfare for a movement and a generation.

Download candidate manifesto here.


The position of Vice President (Welfare) will be elected by delegates during the second day of NUS National Conference, which takes place at the Liverpool ACC from Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23 April 2015.

We will be releasing the manifestos for all of the candidates standing for positions at National Conference online here shortly.


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