Our policies are shaped by students – from the submission of ideas from student officers and representatives at students’ unions, through discussions, workshops, and debate by students in our democratic conferences. They reflect the problems students want to solve and offer potential solutions for how these issues could be addressed.
Every year we provide a policy-making space for students through our 5 democratic conferences. These include our National and Liberation conferences, covering policy discussion across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and our distinct policy-making spaces in the devolved nations – NUS Scotland, NUS Wales, and NUS-USI Conferences.
Policies passed at our conferences are considered by the Officer Executive who use them to create NUS UK’s five campaigning priorities.
We publish all policies passed in each of our democratic spaces in 2021 below. These policies represent the most up-to-date thinking of NUS UK members following the introduction of our reformed democracy.
NUS Wales Policies
Blended Learning in the Future
Independent Living Skills (ILS) to be taught across Mainstream Society
Mandatory sexual consent education for all students in further education and higher education
Renationalising Apprenticeship Provision
NUS Scotland Policies
End use of NDAs in cases of sexual misconduct.
Fees and Finance
Support for Apprentices
Student support funds and student hardship funds
FE SU Development
All can be viewed here
UK wide Liberation Policies (passed by Liberation Conference)
Singular Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy
Make Inclusive and Accessible Environments Standard
Pronouns on Microsoft Teams
UK Wide Policies (passed by National Conference)
Fees and Finance
Sexual Violence, NDAs and Relationship Abuse
Cost of Living
2020 Policy collection here.
2019 Policy collection here. This policy is still live until the end of the 21/22 year however it should be noted that was passed under NUS’ previous Articles and Rules and in certain cases by bodies which do not have policy making powers under NUS’ new rules.