Two-term NUS Scotland president Liam Burns was today elected president of NUS UK in a four-candidate race at the union's national conference.
Mr Burns, a graduate of Heriot-Watt University who previously served as president of HWUSA, garnered 446 votes in the third round of balloting to defeat current NUS vice-president Shane Chowen.
Mr Burns will now succeed Aaron Porter as president on 1 July. Mr Porter chose not to stand for re-election after mounting criticism of his response to the coalition government's plans to increase tuition fees in England and Wales.
Full report to follow in next week's edition of The Journal.