Our Policies

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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 with the 2020 Policy collection being the latest edition hereThese policies represent the most up-to-date thinking of NUS UK members following the introduction of our reformed democracy.


You may also be interested in reviewing policy passed in previous years under our former system here.