History
1949
The beginning of the road
In 1949, the University of Malaya Students’ Union was officially established and was known as UMSU. The administration of the Union was first in the hands of the Interim Committee of 16 members elected by separate General Meetings of the Raffles College Union and Medical College Union in May 1949 and chaired by Dr Chee Phui Hung.
1959
University of Malaya Students’ Union (UMSU)
In 1959, the University of Malaya was divided into two divisions, University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur and University of Malaya in Singapore, which resulted in the University of Malaya Students’ Union (UMSU) being renamed the University of Malaya in Singapore Students’ Union (UMSSU).
1962
University of Singapore Students’ Union (USSU)
The University of Singapore Students’ Union (USSU) was established on 7th September 1962 during the term of the 14th Students’ Council. This followed the decision of the Governments of Singapore and the Federation of Malaya that the Singapore Division of the University of Malaya should become the University of Singapore – an autonomous national university.
1980
Merger of University of Singapore with the Nanyang University
The National University of Singapore and the National University of Singapore Students’ Union was formed when the University of Singapore merged with the Nanyang University on 8th August 1980, with the 1st NUSSU AGM being convened on 20th September.
Present
The NUSSU Council
At present, the NUSSU 38th Council is the incumbent governing and legislative body of the NUS Students' Union. It consists of undergraduate student representatives elected from the 14 NUSSU Constituent Clubs and 8 Associate Bodies including the NUSSU Executive Committee (NUSSU EXCO) representatives and the Presidents of the respective Constituent Club Management Committees, Hall Junior Common Room Committees and Residential College Student Committees. Find out more about the 38th NUSSU Council here.
1959
University of Malaya Students’ Union (UMSU)
In 1959, the University of Malaya was divided into two divisions, University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur and University of Malaya in Singapore, which resulted in the University of Malaya Students’ Union (UMSU) being renamed the University of Malaya in Singapore Students’ Union (UMSSU).
1980
Merger of University of Singapore with the Nanyang University
The National University of Singapore and the National University of Singapore Students’ Union was formed when the University of Singapore merged with the Nanyang University on 8th August 1980, with the 1st NUSSU AGM being convened on 20th September.