National Conference 2018: NUS National President candidates

Friday 09-02-2018 - 15:00

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

The candidates for NUS National President are:

Momin Saqib
Leadership, Transformation and Sucess

Being the first non-European international student to be elected as the President of King’s College London SU in 144 years, I have worked relentlessly to make a positive impact for our student body. I firmly believe that the NUS is a great institution with an even greater unleashed potential. Unfortunately due to the internal political turmoil that grips, it has not been able to work effectively for its membership. NUS needs to be transformed to be in line with Students’ views and this can only be done through a change in leadership to achieve the success it deserves.

Plain Text manifesto

Sahaya James
National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts

I’m a socialist feminist and an activist through the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts, a democratic activist network fighting for free education. For too long, our national union has been detached and isolated from the activists on the ground who have the real capacity to reshape education and society. I’m standing to be national president because we need to radically overhaul NUS, democratising our structures in order to become a serious campaigning force - bold in its vision for a free and liberated education and is prepared to fight for it.

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Shakira Martin
Re-elect Shakira: Time To Get Real

I have been humbled and honoured to be your National
President for the last 8 months. I have always been honest about my story, the journey that education took me on and the huge changes we all want to see in our education system. 

I was elected to listen, learn and lead; now it's time to get real about what that means both for all forms of education, and what it means for NUS.

Plain text manifesto


Reopen nominations (RON)


Voting takes place during our National Conference at the Glasgow SECC between Tuesday 27 and Thursday 29 March 2018.

For further information about all our candidates, including a list of nominees for each, please download our Conference Document 12. The deadline to challenge nominations of candidates based on their eligibility to stand for election is Friday 2 March at 12 noon. All challenges need to be sent to

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