National Union of Students Scotland

The National Union of Students Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Aonadh Nàiseanta na Oileanaich na h-Alba, Scots: Naitional Union o Collegianers Scotland) is an autonomous body within the National Union of Students. It is the national representative body of around 500,000 students studying in further and higher education in Scotland and was formed following the merger of NUS in Scotland with the Scottish Union of Students in 1971.

National Union of Students Scotland
Founded1922
Headquarters1 Papermill Wynd, McDonald Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4QL
International affiliationNational Union of Students of the United Kingdom + Students for Cooperation
Websitewww.nus.org.uk/scotland

As of 2020, the President of NUS Scotland is the sole full-time elected officer, and is elected for a two-year term. The current President is Matt Crilly.[1]

Affiliated Students' UnionsEdit

Students' associations in Scotland which are affiliated to NUS:

Tertiary Education:

NUS Scotland OfficersEdit

The full list of past officers of NUS Scotland are as follows:

NUS Scotland Chairpersons & PresidentsEdit

Current
Years of office Name Institution(s) Faction
2020-22 Matt Crilly University of Strathclyde Independent
Past
2018–20 Liam McCabe University of Strathclyde Independent
2017–18 Luke Humberstone University of the Highlands and Islands Independent
2015–17 Vonnie Sandlan University of the West of Scotland Organised Independents
2013–15 Gordon Maloney [2] University of Aberdeen NCAFC
2011–13 Robin Parker University of Aberdeen Independent
2009–11 Liam Burns Heriot-Watt University Independent
2008–09 Gurjit Singh University of Strathclyde Organised Independents
2006–08 James Alexander Heriot-Watt University Labour Students (2006/07)
Independent (2007/08)
2004–06 Melanie Ward Stirling University Labour Students
2002–04 Rami Okasha Aberdeen University Labour Students
2000–02 Mandy Telford University of Strathclyde Labour Students
1998-00 Richard Baker Aberdeen University Labour Students
1997–98 Shamin Akhtar University of Abertay Dundee Labour Students
1996–97 Keith Robson University of Strathclyde Labour Students
1994–96 Douglas Trainer University of Strathclyde Labour Students
1992–94 Jim Murphy University of Strathclyde Labour Students
1991–92 Derek Munn University of Aberdeen Labour Students
1989–91 Donna MacKinnon Glasgow College of Technology Labour Students
1988–89 Benny McLaughlin Glasgow College of Technology Labour Students
1986–88 Pauline McNeill Glasgow College of Building and Printing Labour Students
1984–86 Alan Smart Jordanhill College of Education Labour Students
1982–84 Bob McLean University of Aberdeen Labour Students
1981–82 Neil Stewart Aberdeen College of Commerce Labour Students
1979–81 Jeane Freeman Glasgow College of Technology
1978–79 Martin Currie Stirling University Broad Left (Young Communist League)
1977–78 Alan Christie Heriot-Watt University
1975–77 Stewart McIntosh University of Strathclyde
1973–75 Doug Harrison Jordanhill College of Education
1972–73 Stuart Paul Heriot-Watt University
1971–72 Doug Henderson University of Strathclyde Broad LeftLabour Party

NUS Scotland Depute Presidents & Vice Presidents Education (2002-19)Edit

Years of office Name Institution of Origin
Past (Position Abolished)
2018-19 Gemma Jones Scotland's Rural College
2017–18 Jodie Waite Glasgow Caledonian University
2015–17 Rob Henthorn University of Aberdeen
2013–15 Robert Foster [2] Glasgow Caledonian University
2011–13 Graeme Kirkpatrick Aberdeen College
2010–11 Jennifer Cadiz Robert Gordon University
2009 Elaine Ner (resigned[3]) Carnegie College
2008–09 Liam Burns Heriot Watt University
2006–08 Jill Little University of Paisley
2005–06 James Alexander Heriot Watt University
2004–05 Phyl Meyer University of Strathclyde
2003–04 Melanie Ward University of Stirling
2002–03 Ross Renton University of Strathclyde

NUS Scotland Women's Officer (1992-2020)Edit

Years of office Name Institution of Origin
Past (Position Abolished)
2019–20 Sorcha Kirker University of the Highlands & Islands
2017–19 Shuwanna Aaron University of Edinburgh
2016–17 Angela Alexander Ayrshire College
2015–16 Emily Beever Aberdeen University
2014–15 Vonnie Sandlan [4] University of the West of Scotland
2012–14 Stacey Devine Reid Kerr College
2010–12 Kelley Temple University of Strathclyde
2008–10 Kainde Manji University of Stirling
2006–08 Sarah Watson Queen Margaret University
2004–06 Jenny Duncan University of Aberdeen
2003–04 Vivienne Potter Glasgow Caledonian University
2001–03 Morven Proctor University of Stirling
2000–01 Mary McLean Glasgow Caledonian University
1999–00 Mandy Telford University of Strathclyde
1998–99 Rachel Cashman
1997–98 Honor Cohen Heriot-Watt University
1996–97 Elspeth Alexandra University of Stirling
1995–96 Shamin Akhtar University of Abertay Dundee
1994–95 Sally McGreevy
1993–94 University of Stirling
1992–93 Siobhan Endean

NUS Scotland Vice President Communities (2012-18)Edit

Years of office Name Institution of Origin Faction
Past (Position Abolished)
2017–18 Elena Semple City of Glasgow College
2016–17 Conor Marshall Abertay University Young Greens
2015–16 Gary Paterson University of Strathclyde SNP Students
2014–15 Kirsty Haigh [2] Edinburgh University NCAFC
2013–14 Sinéad Wylie Glasgow Caledonian University Independent
2012–13 Gordon Maloney Aberdeen University NCAFC

See alsoEdit

Equivalent autonomous bodies within National Union of Students of the United Kingdom:

National organisation:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ strathtelegraph (19 March 2020). "Matt Crilly is your new NUS Scotland President". Strathclyde Telegraph (in American English). Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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