UPSU pays an affliation fee to NUS each year, most students are aware of the NUS Extra card but the benifits of affiliation are so much more than that.
NUS run national and international campaigns to promote and defend student rights and also help support unions to do this at a local level. They undertake large research projects about major student issues to support their campaigns and use that research to lobby the government and other agencies.
NUS offers very specialist training for Full time and Part time Union Officers as well as Students' Union staff.
What is NUS?
The National Union of Students (NUS) is a voluntary membership organisation which makes a difference to the lives of students and its member students' unions. NUS are a confederation of 600 students' unions, amounting to more than 95 percent of all higher and further education unions in the UK. Through these member students' unions, they represent the interests of more than seven million students. NUS champions students to shape the future of education, they promote, defend and extend student rights. They fight discrimination, isolation and injustice. Through practical information and national action, they seek the best for students.