The Students' Union represents your needs through a host of national organisations and bodies, and liaises with the network of other students’ unions to join together to ensure that the needs of students collectively are addressed nationally.

National Union of Students

NUS (National Union of Students) is a voluntary membership organisation which makes a real difference to the lives of students and its member students' unions. They are a confederation of 600 students' unions, amounting to more than 95 per cent of all higher and further education unions in the UK. Through their member students' unions, the NUS represent the interests of more than seven million students.

The diversity of its membership is NUS' strength. Collectively, students through their students’ unions invest in a national movement, able to assist individual students and students’ unions in taking control of their educational lives, campaigning to defend and improve their rights nationally.

In addition, NUS provides an infrastructure that helps individual students’ unions to undertake their own work supported by the research it carries out, the training, advice and information it offers, the materials it produces and the documents it publishes.

NUS’ vision it to be a pioneering, innovative and powerful campaigning organisation: the definitive national voice of students. NUS aims to fight barriers to education, empower students to shape both a quality learning experience and the world around them, supporting influential, democratic and well-resourced students’ unions.

University of Bath Students’ Union affiliates to the National Union of Students, attends conferences and events, and participates in activities to ensure the voice of Bath students is heard nationally.

Find out more about what your Students’ Union is doing within NUS and the national student movement!


The Students’ Union liaises regularly with our local Member of Parliament, Don Foster, regarding issues students are currently facing including topics such as tuition fees and International Student visas.

Your Student Officers also meet with key figures from the UK government to discuss key issues for students and to represent the views raised by Bath students. Officers and staff members sit on national advisory panels, committees and conferences which deal with topical matters or sector wide activities.

Find out more about your local MP and how to contact them

Groups and Organisations

The Students' Union has a number of Student Groups and Societies which represent the needs of a wide variety of students to a host of organisations and groups.


British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) holds regular events and conferences which your Sports Officer attends to ensure that the needs of Bath students who take part in sporting fixtures are represented

Contact the Sport Officer on for more information

Want to get involved?

There are a huge number of ways you can get involved in national activities! To find out more, contact and tell us what you are interested in.