Pearce re-elected for a second term

Toni Pearce has been re-elected in a landslide victory to the office of vice president further education for the National Union of Students (NUS).

The result was announced this afternoon following a ballot of Further Education delegates at the NUS National Conference in Sheffield.

Pearce was elected in the first round of voting, securing 127 of 199 votes.  Her opponent Jamil Keating received 69 votes and “re-open nominations” three.

Speaking during the election’s hustings earlier today, Pearce said: “NUS must move forward with our narrative of a fair, high quality tertiary education system for all, based on parity of esteem between academic and vocational, supported by genuinely independent information advice and guidance and properly funded by the state.”