NASUWT - The Teachers' Union
FREE Student Membership
The NASUWT is the largest teachers' union in the UK. The NASUWT is the only teachers union to represent teachers in all parts of the UK and all teaching environments. Membership of the NASUWT is totally FREE to all student teachers.
The NASUWT organises in all sectors from early years to further education and represents teachers in all roles including heads and deputies.
The NASUWT offers support and guidance to all of our student members both through your studies and when on placements.
NASUWT Resources for student members
Putting teachers first is the philosophy that has made NASUWT the largest teachers' union in the UK. Today's students are the teachers of tomorrow. The NASUWT is the leader in the provision of services for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) students. NASUWT supports student teachers in partnership with the National Union of Students to provide a comprehensive package of representation both whilst studying and on teacher training placements.
Preparing for your First Teaching Post Seminars
Every August the NASUWT run UK wide seminars for NASUWT student members who have just qualified from their teacher training course and are about to take up their first teaching positions. To find out more about the free seminars and to download an application form visit the Student Teachers section of the NASUWT web page, www.nasuwt.org.uk/students .
The NASUWT provides student members with a range of free publications throughout their Initial Teacher Training. To find out more about NASUWT publications for student members and to access them free of charge as a student member, go to www.nasuwt.org.uk/students
NASUWT sponsored lectures for final year student teachers
Every year the NASUWT sponsor the highly successful First Appointments Lecture Tour. The lecture takes place at over 60 teacher training institutions across the UK and it provides training teachers in their final year expert guidance on finding their first teaching post. The lecture takes students through the process from the letter of application through to the interview and beyond.
Can NASUWT help with problems at University?
The NASUWT provides general advice on all issues relating to student teachers. We also work closely with the NUS who can provide you with representation at academic hearings.
What about problems with placements?
The NASUWT provides advice to student members and representation in hearings arising from teaching placements if required. To access support speak to your Local Association Secretary or National/Regional Centre.
What about getting more involved?
The NASUWT is keen to set up student committee/forums in all teacher training institutions whereby NASUWT student members can discuss issues that are important to them along with recognised NASUWT officials. Many NASUWT student members have got actively involved in the campaigns of the Union on their campuses. Some of the issues and events NASUWT student members have got involved in include helping to set up Love Music Hate Racism gigs on campus, working with Union officials on our anti racist strategy and also discussing work based issues with the NASUWT such as the misuse of technology in the classroom and cyberbullying of teachers.