Round up: where next for college students' association?

Wednesday 29-03-2017 - 13:54

On 15 March we held our event ‘Where next for college students’ associations?’ where college students' association staff and officers were invited to reflect on our progress to develop strong and effective students' associations. 

At the event the the findings of research carried out by both NUS Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council were unveiled. This research looked at the progress of students' assocaition development across the sector. Headline results showed that effective development of students' association and delivering impact was correlated with the presence of Students' Association staff roles. We would like to take this opportunity to commend the work that you have carried out and celebrate your achievements!

Next steps for college students' association development project

NUS Scotland received funding from the Scottish Funding Council to continue with the project until January 2019. This final phase is about sustainability: we want to ensure that college students' associations are strong and resilient beyond the end of the project. At the event we welcomed a new team member, Dougie Smith who formerly worked at City of Glasgow College Students' Association, joins the team as a Development Consultant. At the event we also asked delegates to feed in to how the NUS Scotland development team should continue to support you in the coming years.

Throughout the day, we had conversations with college staff and officers that will be extremely valuable as we move to plan both what work we need to deliver and how we deliver it. 

For those of you who weren’t able to make it, we’d love to hear from you. We would like to know about your experiences of NUS Scotland's development consultancy so far and what you need from us to help you develop a high-performing, sustainable college students’ association. 

If you have any questions, ideas or feedback, please get in touch with a member of NUS Scotland's development team:

  • Mike Williamson, Development Manager:
  • Kerry Beavers, Development Consultant:
  • Harriet Pugh, Develpment Consultant:
  • Dougie Smith, Development Consultant: 


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