Warwick SU is affiliated with a number of external bodies to help us most effectively carry out our work on behalf of the student body.
NUS (National Union of Students)
The NUS is the national representative and campaigning body for students in the UK. Benefits to the SU of NUS affiliation include access to numerous resources vital to staff and officers in conducting their work on behalf of students, along with significant bulk purchasing discounts on branded food and drink products (the savings from which we are able to pass on to our members through lower outlet prices). Along with providing a national platform for action on issues related to Higher Education and student life, NUS membership also enables students to purchase an NUS Extra Card, allowing them to save money at hundreds of outlets nationwide and overseas.
See the 2014-15 NUS Cost & Benefit report for Warwick SU HERE.
BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport)
BUCS is the national governing body which oversees sport within the UK's Higher Education. Through BUCS, students from member institutions compete in a variety of sports in competitions including league, cup and championship fixtures.
Affiliation to BUCS and other sport-specific governing bodies is a mandatory requirement for any teams competing in BUCS. Affiliation allows the individuals/teams concerned to be adequately insured, ensures that competition standards and rules & regulations are standardised, legally protects individuals competing and gains them access to opportunities, funding and advice.
Advice UK provides support for not-for-profit free advice centres. We receive training and advice on quality issues, and updates on current issues for Advice Centres.
CPAG (Child Poverty Action Group)
CPAG is a highly-respected welfare rights publishing and training organisation.
Membership enables us to access expert welfare rights books for the Advice Centre that deal with student benefits and support enquiries. CPAG also offer training opportunities for advisors and excellent welfare rights research that is relevant to students.
NCVO (National Council of Voluntary Organisations)
NCVO is the National Council for Voluntary Organisations to which we are affiliated at no cost (via our membership of the NUS).
NCVO provide charity sector information, guidance, training and policy updates, allowing us to keep on top of all sorts of things that affect the SU as a charity. They lobby on behalf of charities on issues ranging from the Lobbying Act to best practice in volunteering.
UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs)
UKCISA is a key organisation providing guidance and training on immigration issues for international students.