Matt Crilly is the President of the NUS Scotland for 2020-2022.
Matt’s time in student representation has focused heavily on widening access to education, student poverty and transport. In his previous role as President at the University of Strathclyde Students’ Union, Matt successfully campaigned to abolish the £35 graduation fees students were expected to pay. This sparked an NUS ‘Free to Graduate’ movement which saw student unions across Scotland win free graduations for their students.
In addition to his position at Strathclyde, Matt took on a leadership position within the ‘Glasgow Student Forum’, a network designed to foster close collaboration between College and University student officers in Glasgow and the West.
In his spare time, Matt spends his life with his little Cocker Spaniel dog, Connell.