Megan Dunn elected NUS President

Current Vice President for Higher Education, Megan Dunn, has been elected the National Union of Students’ 2015/16 President at the NUS’ national conference in Liverpool.

The 24-year-old beat her “revolutionary socialist feminist” opponent, Beth Redmond, by 413 votes to 202. 76 of the conference’s delegates voted to reopen the nominations.

She promised the conference she would “stand up” against the government and mobilise students to take more political action.

“Sometimes making change involves shouting from the rooftops but sometimes we need to just get down off our soapboxes and do the work. I want to put more effort into supporting campus unions, and transforming our national movement to support the work that you do,” she said.

In her manifesto, the University of Aberdeen alumni claims she will deliver campaigns on the cost of studying, free education, and exploitative internships and graduate jobs. A running theme throughout the conference, she also pledges to “make sure NUS is back on your campus”.

The Linc will be interviewing Megan in more detail tomorrow and will have more from conference throughout the day.

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