Shakira Martin has been elected as NUS National President at National Conference 2017.
Commenting after their election win, Shakira said: “I am honoured and humbled to have been elected as NUS’ National President. I take this as a vote of trust that our members believe I can lead our national movement to be the fighting and campaigning organisation we need it to be, representing the breadth of our diverse membership.
“Further Education made me who I am today and look forward to sharing stories of just how powerful all forms of education can be when we’re all given access to it. During my term in office, I want to spend my time listening, learning and leading.”
Shakira Martinwas elected NUS National President, with the vote count being:
402 – Shakira Martin
272 – Malia Bouattia
35 – Tom Harwood 8 – RON (Re-open nominations)
Shakira Martin will begin their term as NUS President on 1 July 2017.
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