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WHO'S WHO

Membership 

Membership is your one-stop-shop for any queries around NUS membership, events, governance, and democracy, or if you are not sure who to contact within the organisation, we'll help you! 

You can contact us via email: Membership@nus.org.uk 

 

NUS Boards 

NUS’ work is overseen and governed by our joint Boards. These boards meet together to oversee our strategy and to ensure delivery of our work is happening. The Boards meet regularly across the year to review finances, plan delivery and any emerging issues. They also make decisions on membership of both NUS UK and NUS Charity. Read more about the work of the Boards here.

The Boards are made up of our elected officer team plus students, SU staff members and externals with a particular expertise. Read board member profiles here.

Our board members play an active role in supporting the work we do, through leading projects, facilitating communities of practice and making decisions on finance, HR and membership. You will hear regularly from the boards in our membership updates and at key NUS events. 

 

NUS Full-time-Officers  

What are they working on? 

 

Larissa Kennedy, NUS National President 

Larissa will be working on: 

  • A new vision for accessible education post-covid 

  • Support Union Development work & spokesperson for the team  

  • Key officer contact for support around referendums and membership value. 

  • Sitting on Charity board 

  • Sitting on joint boards sub-committee 

You can contact Larissa at: Larissa.Kennedy@nus.org.uk 

 

Salsabil Elmegri, Vice President Further Education 

Salsa will be working on: 

  • A new vision for accessible education post-covid 

  • Support Union Development work & spokesperson for the team  

  • Sitting on Charity board 

You can contact Salsa at: Salsabil.Elmegri@nus.org.uk   

 

Hillary Gyebi-Ababio, Vice President (Higher Education) 

Hillary will be working on: 

  • Decolonise education 

  • Support Union Development work & spokesperson for the team  

  • Key officer contact for support around referendums and membership value. 

  • Sitting on joint boards sub-committee 

You can contact Hillary at: Hillary.Gyebi-Ababio@nus.org.uk  

 

Sara Khan, NUS VP Liberation & Equality  

Sara will be working on: 

  • Decolonise education 

  • Support Union Development work & spokesperson for the team  

  • Liaison & support on democracy; sitting on DPC and being the link between Board/FTO exec and DPC 

You can contact Sara at: Sara.Khan@nus.org.uk   

 

Becky Ricketts, NUS Wales President 

Becky will be working on: 

  • End the MH crisis 

  • Support Union Development work & spokesperson for the team  

  • Key officer contact for support around referendums and membership value. 

  • Sitting on Charity board 

You can contact Becky at: Becky.Ricketts@nus-wales.org.uk  

 

Ellen Fearon, NUS-USI President 

Ellen will be working on: 

  • End the MH crisis 

  • Climate Emergency 

  • Support Union Development work & spokesperson for the team  

  • Key officer contact for support around referendums and membership value. 

You can contact Ellen at: Ellen.Fearon@nistudents.org  

 

 

Matt Crilly, NUS Scotland President 

Matt will be working on: 

  • Stop Student Poverty 

  • Support Union Development work & spokesperson for the team  

  • Key officer contact for support around referendums and membership value. 

  • Sitting on Charity board 

  • Sitting on joint boards sub-committee 

You can contact Matt at: Matt.Crilly@nus-scotland.org.uk 

 

To find out more about what each Officer is working on please see here 

 

Organisational Structure 

Alongside NUS elected officers are a fully supportive team of 70+ professional staff.  

Here are some key names and roles within our organisation; 

 

Campaigns Team 

 

Natasha Dhumma, Campaigns Director 

Lisa Childs, NUS Wales Campaigns Director 

Linda Somerville, NUS Scotland Campaigns Director 

Corrine Heaney, NUS-USI Campaigns Director 

 

Charity Team 

 

Sam Harris, Union Development Director 

Lynn King, Trading Support Director 

Davina Keen, Membership Director  

Richard Whitmill, Governance Manager 

 

Senior Managers 

 

Peter Robertson, NUS Charity Director 

Kat Stark, NUS UK Director 

 

We will shortly be releasing more information on 'who's who' within the organisation, but for now please email Membership@nus.org.uk if you're not sure who to contact. 

 

Below you can find the structure of the two organisations available to download. 
 

NUS Charity - download here 

NUS UK - download here