Profile: Brooks Duke
my time in the student movement, I have actively fought to defend
the rights of students. As someone who has been a successful office in both
Further Education and Higher Education, I have first hand experience of the
needs of studentsí unions and what they want and deserve.
a member of the National Executive, I have seen how internal divisions and
inaction by some national officers of NUS, has led to many studentsí
questioning the value of affiliation to a body that appears to be stuck in the
past and too remote from the daily lives of students. I have worked tirelessly
to make our national union relevant to students. Our funding campaign
has been turned
around and has begun to have huge impact and has the government on the run. I
have spent the last eight months campaigning for a better deal for all students,
be they undergraduates,
postgraduates or in further education.
coordinating the most high profile national demonstration for over a decade to
winning the campaign to introduce a fair complaint system, I have worked hard to
deliver the services studentsí
unions and their members deserve. I will carry this approach to the
office of president. This document outlines the work I have
done so far and my vision for NUS, if you elect me at conference.
I am the candidate that owes no favours to political factions and if elected it will be because you, the students and student officers, have selected me to put students first. I am standing for President with the support of independent student officers from all corners of the UK who believe in my ability to reform NUS and make it relevant and reliable to secure victories for students.
and studentsí unions deserve national officers that accept their
responsibilities and serve the membership rather than themselves. Committed to
building an NUS that supports studentsí unions, I am the candidate who will
ensure you are
receiving value for money and rise to the challenge of making your national
union strong and relevant again.
Brooks Duke for an independent and powerful voice in your national union.
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