GCU student leader elected NUS Scotland Vice President

27 March 2017

Jodie Waite is the first female to hold the post

Jodie Waite is the first female to hold the post

Jodie Waite, Vice President, GCU Students' Association, has been elected Vice President Education of the National Union of Students (NUS) in Scotland. She is the first female to hold this post.

Jodie is currently Vice President of GCU's Glasgow School for Business and Society. She will take up her new post for a one-year term on July 1.

She said: “I am ecstatic to have been elected as Vice President of Education at NUS Scotland, and this will be the first time in history that a woman has been in this role. Representing half a million students will certainly be challenging but it will also be so exciting, and I can’t wait for the year ahead”. 

Student representatives from across Scotland elected Jodie at NUS Scotland's National Conference in Dundee on Friday, March 24. 

GCU Students' Association also won an NUS Scotland Award 2017 at the conference. It picked up the Diversity Award in recognition of its commitment to equality and diversity through its work to support student carers. 

The Students' Association is part of the GCU Student Carers working group, which aims to ensure the correct support is in place for students with caring responsibilities, and has worked in partnership with the University to produce a Student Carer Policy and Plan to support these students during their studies. 

Kevin Campbell, Vice President, GCU Students' Association, said: "We are delighted to have won the NUS Scotland Diversity Award for our work to support student carers. This project emphasises not only our commitment to student carers who attend GCU, but also the strong partnership working between the University and the Students' Association. This national recognition stands testament to the outstanding work done by everyone involved."

The Students' Association was also shortlisted in the Officer Team of the Year Award category.

NUS Scotland represents students from colleges and universities across Scotland. The NUS Scotland Awards are an annual celebration of the work carried out  by students' associations, officers and staff in the country.