Liam Burns (NUS)
|Burns (forefront) speaking at a protest in Edinburgh, December 2010.|
|55th President of the National Union of Students|
1 July 2011 – 30 June 2013
|Preceded by||Aaron Porter|
|Succeeded by||Toni Pearce |
|Born||27 December 1985|
|Political party||Labour Party|
|Alma mater||Heriot-Watt University|
|Occupation||Head of Public Affairs, The Scout Association|
Liam Burns was President of the National Union of Students in the United Kingdom. He took office on 1 July 2011, succeeding outgoing President Aaron Porter. Burns stood for NUS President as an independent but is a member of the Labour Party.
Burns studied physics at Heriot-Watt University before being elected as Vice-President (Education & Welfare) (2006 - 2007) and subsequently President (2008 - 2009) of the university's Students' Association. He then went on to serve as Depute President (2009 - 2010) and later President (2010 - 2011) of NUS Scotland, before being elected as NUS President in 2011.
Burns was re-elected NUS president by delegates at NUS National Conference in April 2012. He stood on a manifesto criticising government cuts to education. Burns is a supporter of a graduate tax.
Since leaving NUS in 2013, Burns became Head of Public Affairs at The Scout Association.
- Times Higher Education - Liam Burns elected as next NUS president
- "Previous Office Bearers". Heriot-Watt University Student Union. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
- "Liam Burns - NUS President". NUS Connect. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
- NUS President election: Interview with Liam Burns | Left Futures
Aaron Porter (2010-2011)
|President of the
National Union of Students
Toni Pearce (2013-present)