Update: 21 April 2020


Our number one priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of the students and apprentices we represent, so we have been working closely with institutions, trade unions, national sector bodies like Universities UK and the Association of Colleges, the Student Loans Company, and the government to inform our response to Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Here’s an update of what we are doing on your behalf to ensure your interests are represented as we tackle this pandemic:

  • NUS President, Zamzam Ibrahim, met with the newly appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Rebecca Long Bailey, to discuss our proposals on the Student Safety Net, student accommodation, exams, assessments and healthcare students. We discussed how we can work together to ensure students are supported and treated fairly in response to the pandemic


  • We met the Office for Students yesterday, again discussing our Student Safety Net work and how the government can support HE, as well as looking ahead at the impact on access and participation plans and the interventions that the sector can make around mental health


  • We will be contacting all major political parties, including Conservative, Labour, Lib Dems and Greens, to make them aware of our Student Safety Net proposals.