Lead and Change: First Years

Our flagship three-day training event is designed to provide newly elected Officers the chance to come together and build your network for the year ahead whilst also taking in some sessions around leadership and the key issues we face as a student movement. Covering a wide range of topics such as essential leadership skills, understanding power and privilege including the system of oppression and the importance of self and collective care, will culminate in your ability to create the change you want to see in your union.


What is different this year?

We're busy working on the agenda at the moment and will update you here as and when we have exciting updates to tell you about

Who should attend:

All first year Student Officers; including Presidents, Welfare, Education, Activities, Engagement etc.


Course Information:

Date Location   Course Timings Registration Deadline

28-30 July


Anglia Ruskin


All First Year Officers



4 - 6 August


Leeds Beckett University All First Year Officers





 - Registration opening date TBC



TBC - we will have an allocation of discounted places for FE and Small & Specialist SUs as well for those who volunteer their time to tutor. 

Bursary Price - Please see the criteria for the discounted price available.


Additional Information:



Joining Instructions Week 1 :

 - Coming Soon


Joining Instructions Week 2 :

 - Coming Soon


Impact of training for individuals and organisations:

  • A more inclusive students' union
  • Improved resillience
  • Wider student engagement with the students' union
  • Increased confidence of leading as a student officer
  • Increased campaign success
  • Improved network of fellow student officers


NUS 100

This course is all about students’ unions being diverse, inclusive and equitable organisations, supporting them to attract and retain outstanding people.



For more details contact the Learning and Development team,