How the communities of practice work
The staff communities of practice are run by students’ union staff for peers within the student movement. The aim of these groups is to connect, build relationships, and share good practice with people who are in your field, or define into the same liberation group as you. They are key to fostering and sharing staff expertise across the movement.
The students’ union staff coordinator/s of each community of practice is responsible for driving the agenda for meetings and running the meetings.
NUS can offer support to those who lead communities of practice by:
- assigning a lead contact who can help with coordinating practical arrangements
- sharing good practice on how to coordinate groups
- promoting the work of communities of practice to relevant staff across the movement through national communications channels
- and incorporating time into NUS events for communities of practice to meet and showcase their work.
Setting up a new community of practice
Any staff member in an SU can set up a community of practice. If you work in an area that does not fit into one of the existing groups and would like to connect and share good practice with others in your field please get in touch with email@example.com to discuss how we can support you in setting up a new community of practice.
If you have a problem with the links below you can join the groups via this form.
List of staff communities of practice:
NUS Best Bar None Community of Practice
NUS Learning and Development Staff
NUS Disabled Staff
NUS LGBT+ Staff
NUS Women Staff
NUS Black Staff
NUS Sustainability Staff
NUS Bar Managers
NUS Shop Managers
NUS Race Matters
NUS Campaigns Staff
NUS Events Staff
NUS Finance Managers
NUS Marketing and Communications Staff
NUS Commercial managers
NUS Halls Life
NUS Give it a Go!
NUS Chief Executive Group
NUS Advice Caseworkers in Students' Unions
NUS Workers in democracy and representation (WIDAR)
NUS Human Resources Staff
NUS Managers of Membership Services (MOMS)
NUS Student Opportunities Staff
Learner Voice Practitioner Network (LVP Network)
NUS Policy Research and Development
NUS LLDD/ SEND Staff Group
NUS Catering Managers
LVPN Wales Learner Voice Practitioner Network Wales
NUS South Coast SU CEO/GMs
NUS Arts Unions Community of Practice
List of project groups:
NUS Learner Voice Framework
NUS Workplace Support
NUS General Discussion