Toni Pearce is the President of the National Union of Students in the United Kingdom, a position she took up on the first of July 2013 for one academic year. Pearce was elected at the 2013 NUS National Conference in April 2013. In 2011-'13, Pearce held the position of Vice President (Further Education) at the NUS. Before that, she was President at the Students' Union of Cornwall College, an institution of Further Education. Pearce is the first ever NUS President not to have gone to university, which gained her some notoriety in UK national media in the days after her election.