#NUSScot17: ICYMI Catch up on nus scotland conference

We kicked off #NUSScot17 in Dundee with opening remarks from NUS Scotland President Vonnie Sandlan and Gohar Hovhannisyan from the Armenian Students’ Association. Watch again here or read them here

Vonnie and Gohar opening conference.

Later, conference heard an update from Full Time Officers on the Plan of Work and passed policy to introduce an autonomous Trans campaign & officer.

Passing policy for a Trans campaign and officer.

We launched our Local Government Elections campaign 'Our Community Too', calling on council candidates to listen to students on housing, council tax exemption for apprentices and childcare for student parents. Read more about the campaign here.

Launching the Our Community Too campaign.

Conference voted for next year's priority campaign to be focused on ensuring a fairer future for all. Delegates also voted to support EU students in the fight against Brexit, and passed policy to make universities more inclusive of people of colour and improve representation of BME students locally & nationally.

Delegates heard from outgoing Vice President (Education) Rob Henthorn and Women's Officer Angela Alexander on the progress of the NUS democracy review. You can find out more here.

Rob and Angela update on the NUS democracy review.

Then we were on to the elections! Your #NUSScot17 candidates for President were: Luke Humberstone, Andrew Hunter, Raj Jeyaraj and Heidi Vistisen. You can watch their speeches here.

Candidates Luke Humberstone, Andrew Hunter, Raj Jeyaraj and Heidi Vistisen.

Your candidates for Vice President (Education) were: Rojan Kumar and Jodie Waite. You can watch their speeches here.

Candidates Rojan Kumar and Jodie Waite.

And then it was time for the results. Your new NUS Scotland President is Luke Humberstone!

NUS Scotland President-elect Luke Humberstone and Vice President-elect (Education) Jodie Waite

On Friday night we held the NUS Scotland Awards 2017 celebrating the achievements of Students' Associations across the country. You can see pics of the award winners here and read about nominees here.

Vonnie and Rob presenting the NUS Scotland Awards.

On Saturday, we kicked things off with the Vice President (Communities) election. Your candidates were Lord Apetsi and Elena Semple. Elena was elected!

Candidates Lord Apetsi and Elena Semple.

Policy was passed to: include the National Society of Apprentices Scotland in the membership of NUS Scotland; campaign for the ERASMUS programme to continue in Scotland after Brexit; continue to actively oppose the Teaching Excellence Framework being rolled out to Scottish institutions and support apprentice priorities.

NUS UK President Malia Bouattia updated conference on the work of NUS UK.

Malia updating conference.

Conference elected Zeyad as NUS Scotland's new Asylum & Refugee Officer.

Zeyad, NUS Scotland's new Asylum and Refugee Officer.

Your President-elect, Vice President-elect (Education) and Vice President-elect (Communities) closed conference - you can watch their remarks here.

And that's a wrap for another year! Thanks so much to everyone who came along and made #NUSScot17 a great one.

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