The National Union of Students is an organisation who represent student’s interests nationally. The Union seeks to shape the future of education; keen for students to have their voices heard and drive change .
It is important that the student body have a voice in Post 16. The NUS committee is a group of students within Year 13 who encourage Post 16 students to have their say, and represent these in decisions that impact on their Post 16 experience.
The committee will have an elected leader, and elected group members, all with a key role to play.
What are the NUS Committees responsibilities?
The Committee acts a facilitator between the Post 16 team, staff members and students to communicate areas of interest and debate. Equally, the committee organises social events, charity events and various other fund-raising activities. In the past, our NUS committees have organised Year 12-13 parties, charity dress-up days and cake sales. Each year the committee organise the Yearbook, leavers’ hoodies and last day celebrations which usually include a bouncy castle, inflatable slide, games and obstacle course. The committee also organise the Year 13 Prom, which in 2019 was held at Blotts Country Club.
Other NUS benefits include the opportunity for all 6th formers to purchase an NUS Extra card which entitles students to exclusive discounts, offers and savings at their favourite high street and on-line stores!
How to become an NUS committee member
In April, Year 12 students have the opportunity to become part of the NUS committee for the next academic year. Students plan and present a one-minute presentation in a Hustings Assembly outlining the skills they feel they have and how that would help them be an effective leader of the committee. Their peers, and staff, will then vote later in the same week to elect a leader, and the committee.