What is NUS?

The National Union of Students. Students directly elect NUS delegates at annual campus elections.

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  • a lobby group and an activist group
  • advocating for education that is free
  • fair and accessible education for all.
  • work with University organisations such as the Students' Association
  • coordinate national Education, Welfare, Women’s, International students, Ethno-Cultural, Small and Regional, and Environment issues that directly affect student needs and welfare.

  • lobbying governments for change in areas such as concession cards for international students in NSW, increases in base level funding, and fighting cuts to your education.

    Check out our latest campaigns: www.nus.org.au

If you’ve wandered around a university campus in the last few years (or even on O-Day!), you might have seen some friendly looking people wearing bright blue ‘Act Now, Create Change’ shirts talking to students about something big and confusing called ‘NUS’.

Well, NUS stands for National Union of Students and it is the peak representative body for university students in Australia and the national voice on student issues. NUS seeks to be both a lobby group and an activist group, advocating for education that is free, fair and accessible and that students get the education that they’re paying for.

Students directly elect NUS delegates at annual campus elections who then have a vote at the NUS National Conference where the national office bearing team is elected each year. What do they do, I hear you ask? They work on campuses with student organisations and fight for change through NUS departments such as Education, Welfare, Women’s, International students, Ethno-Cultural, Small and Regional, and Environment and issues that directly affect student needs and welfare. They are your voice at a national level and have been directly influential in lobbying governments for change in areas such as concession cards for international students in NSW, increases in base level funding, and fighting cuts to your education.

If you want to know more, head to 

www.nus.org.au or directly contact any of the four NUS office bearers from UTS.

Best of luck with the new university year and, to the first years, welcome to the big, bright world of the University of Technology!