In a statement, Aaron said;
After considerable soul searching, I believe there needs to be a new President to lead the student movement into that next phase. As a result, I’ve resolved not to seek re-election at National Conference this year.His decision has prompted words of support and sadness of his departure, from student officers around the country.
It has also prompted further candidates to put themselves forward to be the next NUS President; Shane Chowen, the current VP Further Education, and Liam Burns, currently NUS Scotland President, have announced they will be running.
I have now updated my list of candidates and will continue to do so should others emerge.
I too am sorry to hear of Aaron's decision. He has been able to stand strong under enormous pressure this year, and has been a great advocate for the student movement.
Good luck in the future, Aaron.