I am Head of Events and Facilities at NUS and manage an internal events team of 4 events team managers who manage a range of events for NUS from democratic conferences, learning and development, exhibitions to Board meetings and awards evenings.
I lead on the strategic direction of our events and the development of the department to ensure that the events programme supports organisational aims and objectives, membership engagement and facilitates democratic participation
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. We 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 our member students’ unions, we represent the interests of more than seven million students.
I have worked in events for a number of years and confess to be “bordering on annoying” when it comes to attention to detail, continually trying to improve the delegate experience and have a secret love of reconciling budgets after an event.
NUS are always on the lookout for good accessible venues which provide excellent service to both event planners and delegates alike. Being involved in Student Unions gives us access to more and more Universities and Colleges which is great as it means we are giving back to the people that we represent.