The National Union of Students

NUS is the peak representative body for Australian undergraduate university students. We seek to protect and advance the rights and interests of undergraduate students by working with campus-based student organisations, running actions and campaigns, and making sure the voices of students are heard by parliamentarians.

The National Union of Students highest decision making body is NUS National Conference held in December each year. Each affiliated campus elects delegates from the student body at their annual elections to attend and help determine the policy of NUS, as well as elect the National and State Office Bearers for the coming year.

NUS Constitution

2017 NUS National Office Bearers:

Sophie Johnston

National President
Sophie Johnston

Sophie Johnston is the current President of the National Union of Students. She was an Anthropology student at the University of New South Wales where she served as the UNSW Student Representative Council President.

Sophie has spent most of her University life working with Student Organisations to improve quality and accessibility for all students and campaigning for greater funding for education and student income support. Her passion for diversity and inclusion within the higher education sector has been inspired by her own journey as a low-socioeconomic regional student; growing up in a small town on the South Coast of New South Wales before moving to Sydney for University.

Nathan Croft

National General Secretary
Nathan Croft

Anneke Demanyele

National Education Officer
Anneke Demanyele

Jill Molloy

National Welfare Officer
Jill Molloy

Abby Stapleton

National Womens Officer
Abby Stapleton

Lauren Saunders

National Queer Officer
Lauren Saunders

Lorena White

National Ethno-Cultural
Officer Lorena White

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Officer

Taylor Ficarra

National Disabilities Officer
Taylor Ficarra

Leesa Markussen

National Environment Officer
Leesa Markussen

Jason Byrne

National Small and Regional Officer
Jason Byrne

David Lee

National International Students Officer
David Lee

2017 State Presidents:

Australian Capital Territory Nick Douros
New South Wales Michael Murdocca
Victoria Alan Padgham
South Australia Maddee Knill
Western Australia Lewis Whittaker

2017 General Members of NUS National Executive:

Aislinn Stein-Magee (UNSW SRC)

Aaron Lee (Monash Caulfield)

Adrianna Mells (University of Melbourne)

Ali Amin (The University of Adelaide)

Ash Braybrook (Victoria University)

Emma Ross (The University of New South Wales)

Lachlan Sturt (Deakin University)

Liam O-Neill (Curtin University)

Megan Lee (University of Western Australia)

Norma Jean Cooper (University of Technology Sydney)

Sarah Tynan (University of South Australia)

Tom Quinlivan (Deakin University)

The NUS National Executive governs NUS and supervises its activities between conferences, it is made up of NUS National Officers (non-voting), State Branch Presidents and General Members.

NUS National Office

Victorian Trades Hall

54 Victoria St

Carlton South, Victoria 3053

Phone: (03) 9650 8908