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'This is your union', c1963

This portrait of the work of the National Union of Students was made at a time when higher education was beginning a period of considerable expansion. It features the national conference and other meetings, a ski-ing holiday, dramatic productions, journalism training, a debating tournament, a summer farm camp, Graduate Service Overseas and discounts for members on goods and services.

It begins in a monochrome jacket-and-tie world but there are more informal scenes in colour later on. It is interesting to compare the students' appearance and demeanour with that portrayed in Student life about ten years later.

From the archive of the National Union of Students [MSS.280/157/1].