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NUS campaign money ends up in Guild staff member account


Money to be refunded to a student was accidentally transferred to a Guild staff member, leaving them without the money for a number of weeks.

The student originally paid all expenses for the NO campaign during the referendum regarding disaffiliation from the NUS.

The claim was initially made in the final week of last term before the student noticed that the money was not returned over Christmas. After an enquiry this term they were told that the money was paid into a Guild member of staff’s account instead of their own. The mistake was rectified on the same day and the student got the full sum back.

The Guild confirmed this mistake, insisting  it was an error made by a member of staff in the finance department.

Rachael Gillies, Guild President stated: “this clerical error was rectified as quickly as possible and the Students’ Guild apologises sincerely for any inconvenience caused.”

Students can propose campaigns and changes to the Student’s Guild via the Student Ideas page. The maximum budget that can be allocated to a Student Idea is £150, which is subsequently divided by each motion.

Vanessa Tracey, Deputy Editor

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