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The National Union of Students and the Office for Students have similar aims. Time to work together.

When Nicola Dandridge takes up her role as chief executive of the Office for Students later this month, I hope she ensures that the new regulatory body does what it says on the tin and acts as an effective force for students.

Part of my role at the National Union of Students—a confederation of close to 600 students’ unions, representing more than 95 per cent of all higher and further education unions in the UK—is to ensure that education is transformative, skills and learning are accessible, and all students in the UK are empowered to achieve their potential. So there is a synergy between the aims of the NUS and the purported aims of the OfS.

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