Welcome to National Union of Students

The National Union of Students is your peak representative body fighting for the rights of students across Australia.

We make real changes to the lives of students by campaigning for an accessible and equitable education and welfare system for all; regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or religion. We recognise the investment of education in creating opportunities, expanding job prospects for young people, and in forging a more just society.

Get involved in the national union that stands up for your rights! Join our campaigns, get involved in your student unions on campus, and be a voice in shaping the future of higher education in Australia.

Education Conference 2019

1-4 July 2019

University of Technology Sydney (15 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007)

It’s that time of year again! NUS’s Education Conference (EdCon) is approaching, and will be held at the University of Technology Sydney.

Universities and TAFEs have been under attack from the Liberals for the last 6 years, with funding insecurity leading to a corporate approach to education. Study isn’t the only thing students are concerned about, though: the political climate at home and internationally is fraught. With unemployment and workplace exploitation rife, the rise of the far right, and a climate crisis bearing down on us, students are feeling more pressure - and responsibility - than ever to act.

In the wake of the Federal Election, NUS’s Education Conference (EdCon) is an opportunity for students and young people to learn from activists, politicians, education professionals, and each other about the issues facing students today and into the future. Workshops, panels, and plenaries will help attendees gain a better understanding of what they can do to create change.

Register to attend here (closes June 17)

Apply for an equity grant to attend here (We have extended the closure of equity grants and now closes June 10)

Sign up to present a workshop here (closes June 12)

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the National Education Officer Lachlan Barker at education@nus.asn.au

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A Future Worth Fighting For

In the lead-up to the 2019 Federal Election, NUS is running a campaign to demand A Future Worth Fighting For. We’re asking for real policy change on a Federal level that will ensure the future of students and young people across the country.

We’re demanding:

  • A National Taskforce into Sexual Assault & Harassment at university

  • Real Action on Climate Change

  • A Fully Funded, Equitable and Accessible higher education systme

  • An end to student poverty

  • Affortable accommodation for all students

Read our media release about the campaign here