Cooperative Enterprise Units

Cooperative Enterprise Units (CEUs) are the member unions who participate in a particular commercial activity or programme run by NUS Services.

The purpose of CEU meetings are to ensure there is opportunity for formal engagement by member unions in generating new ideas and for steering the future plans.

The following areas of activity have a CEU

  • NUS extra

  • Trading Support

What happens at meetings?

The meetings aim to be interactive opportunities for members to provide insight and ideas in the specific areas detailed above.

The meetings will be led by members, with direction and focus provided by the Direction and Oversight Boards and supported by NUS colleagues.

There may be published information provided in advance of the meeting to support discussions, and it will be expected that attendees will have taken some time to read through the agenda and gathered thoughts to participate in discussions. This information is published on each CEU page. When clicking on the page you will find that you need to log in to visit it. Only members in that CEU will be able to access the page due to the commercially sensitive information available before the meetings. Please note the CEO and President in the CEU currently have access if you are another member of staff within the union that needs access the papers can be shared by them or you can email us at, after checking your eligibility you will be given access. 

Cooperative Enterprise Unit member lists 2017/18:

NUS extra CEU list      Trading Support CEU list   

Find out how you can get involved in our Direction and Oversight Boards here


What is coming next?

The next set of meetings will be part of Convention 9 & 10 May 2018.

Elections for 2018-19 

The CEUs elect new SU Officers onto the Direction and Oversight Boards annually. 

Nominations for Officer positions will open at 12noon on Thursday 10 May 2018. Details on how to nominate yourself can be found here


Why attend?

If you have strong views on any of these issues, we want to hear them. If you are just interested we want you to share your thoughts. And if you are keen to shape what we do by being a part of the Direction and Oversight Board please come and find out what it is all about.

Throughout the year members from unions within each CEU, who were elected to sit on the Direction and Oversight Board (DOB) have been working hard on behalf of the CEU’s members.
It is within the CEU meeting that the members of the DOB present an overview of their work in the last year and their thinking for the year ahead.  As your representatives, the members of the DOB are keen to hear your views on what we have done, your hopes for the future and gain a real understanding of how what NUS Services does impact on you at an operational level.