Update: 6 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:


  • We’ve created a briefing outlining all support that is available for students who are unable to work at this time. This also explains some of the gaps in the current support system that we will be lobbying the government to correct


  • We met the Office for Students on our regular conference call. Using feedback from members to inform our conversations, we discussed items including unconditional offers and the decision to extend the moratorium; information and guidance to students provided by the OfS and where this could be expanded; financial sustainability of institutions in the current climate and what OfS might do; and concerns around the NSS proceeding under current circumstances.









  • Elections: Voting in the remaining National Conference elections closed earlier today. The winners have been announced and details can be found on the National Conference hub.