What is NUS?

NUS stands for the National Union of Students

What is the National Union of Students?

This is an association of more than 600 Students' Unions across the UK. Through these students' unions, the NUS represents the interests and views of over 7 million students. They are responsible for promoting, defending, and extending the rights of students, as well as championing strong students' unions.

What does the NUS do?

A few of the things the NUS do include:

  • Campaigns: The NUS run campaigns on various subjects that are relevant and in the interests of students e.g. they recently ran a campaign on ‘Confronting lad-culture in Higher Education’. They are also effective in lobbying parliament to support the rights and welfare of students.
  • Resources: The NUS provide resources for students’ unions, such as tools to help students to run effective campaigns. They also conduct research on assorted topics which are relevant to students, and share these findings with Students’ Unions.
  • Support for officers: They provide support for officers in time of need e.g. if an officer was facing disciplinary action.
  • International links: They have links with NUS Scotland and Wales, as well as being recognised as an umbrella body for students across the world.

NUS Extra Card

The NUS Extra card is a discount card for students and it costs £12 for 12 months. It gives you access to

a big array of exclusive UK discounts both inline and on the high street..

Students can buy an NUS Extra Card at the Student Hub reception.

For a full list of offers linked to the NUS Extra card, visit