Friday 18-03-2016 - 17:07
NUS Scotland President re-elected at national conference
Student representatives from across Scotland came together this weekend at NUS Scotland’s National Conference in Dundee to elect new student leaders for the coming year.
Vonnie Sandlan, current NUS Scotland president, was re-elected President of NUS Scotland. Current Vice-President (Education) Rob Henthorn was also re-elected. Vonnie is the first woman in a decade to hold the post of President of NUS Scotland.
Vonnie Sandlan, NUS Scotland president said:
“It’s a huge honour to have been re-elected NUS Scotland President. We’ve had some incredible wins over the past year, from postgraduate student support to widening access, and I’m looking forward to building on this over the next 12 months.
“The coming year is going to be a challenging, but exciting, one, with elections in May, the EU referendum, and the 2016 Council Elections all happening in the space of twelve months. The Holyrood elections, and formation of a new parliament, give us a strong opportunity to set the political agenda for years to come. We’ve been campaigning on a clear message, that the support we offer our students, be it the broken further education support system, the eye-watering levels of debt higher education students are taking on, or the gaps in our mental health support, is in dire need of reform. This is a fight I looking forward to continuing, ensuring that improving students’ lives and creating a fairer education system is front and centre of the next parliament’s priorities.
“I’ve had the privilege of working with incredible people across the student movement, and I’m in absolutely no doubt that over the next year we will build on the significant wins we’ve already achieved. Together, this movement can build a fairer education system, for students studying now, and in the future.”