Thank you for taking an interest in what we do. In order to address certain questions you may have about NUPSA, we have aimed to cover the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below. I hope that this gives you a good understanding of the Union and should you have any further questions, please visit www.nupsa.org or email us at
Ahmed Khan Yousafzai, President
Musab Iftikhar, Vice President
1. What is NUPSA and what is its role?
The National Union of Pakistani Students and Alumni (NUPSA), is an umbrella body for all affiliated student/alumni Pakistan Societies, and individuals with an interest in Pakistan. It currently operates in the UK, Pakistan and soon the USA. The purpose of NUPSA is to act as a support body for all Pakistanis, a first point of call for both international and national Pakistanis, and finally an independent and apolitical platform to unite Pakistanis solely under the flag of Pakistan. Whilst NUPSA is heavily involved with collaborations and supporting affiliated organisations, it also offers a wide range of networking opportunities via intellectual discussion forums, sports events, social events, fundraising dinners, lectures by prominent members of the Pakistani community and the bi-annual Pakistan Young Leaders’ Conference (PYLC). With an outreach of around 10,000 Pakistanis, it is certainly worth getting involved!
2. How is NUPSA helping national/international students in the UK?
First and foremost NUPSA aims to empower both local and international Pakistanis, which means that we provide the setting and platform, through our events, for you to form your own networks, which you can make use of in terms of socialising and getting advice. Where further assistance is required, we act as a support organisation which you can contact in order to connect to the people that can help you best. The advice you get is dependent on the help that you require, e.g. for student issues, we can put you through to those doing similar courses; for legal advice, we can put you through to professions; or in the event of passport issues, we can put you through to the relevant Embassy. Further, for issues affecting us Pakistanis, we will always aim to voice your concerns, e.g. regarding the proposed visa changes. Most of all, it is our duty to make this your second home and to ensure that you are never alone.
3. How can I become an individual member of NUPSA?
Individuals can become part of NUPSA by buying membership (www.nupsa.org > Get Involved > Membership). Individual student/alumni membership entitles the member to discounted tickets for NUPSA events (socials/conferences/seminars), discounted services such as legal advice and travel, priority internship opportunities and exclusive student/alumni networking opportunities.
4. How can my Pakistan Society become affiliated with NUPSA?
Pakistan Societies can become part of NUPSA by affiliating with NUPSA (www.nupsa.org > Societies > Affiliate With Us). Affiliation entitles the Society to hosting opportunities of national events, NUPSA support/collaboration, exclusive catering and venue discounts, advertising, media links, free entry for Society members to seminars, priority access to events and services.
5. Who can get NUPSA membership?
Students, alumni, anyone with an interest in Pakistan and Pakistan Societies. This is subject to NUPSA discretion.
6. Is NUPSA associated with any political party?
No. NUPSA is an independent and non-political Union, with no links or association with any political party. We are a completely neutral and impartial platform which represents only Pakistan and Pakistani diaspora.
7. What programs or events are organised by NUPSA?
NUPSA hosts a range of events for all tastes. During the past few years we have organised the following:
1. NUPSA’s bi-annual Pakistan Young Leaders’ Conference (PYLC) held at both the University of Oxford and the Convention Centre, Islamabad.
2. NUPSA fundraiser with the 20/20 Cricket Stars for the Swat IDPs, where we raised £14,000
3. NUPSA’s “Pehchaan Pakistan” tour across Pakistan in order to form legitimate and democratic Student Unions in Pakistani Universities
4. Numerous fundraisers for the flood victims throughout the year
5. NUPSA collaboration with LSE Pakistan Society for “Pakistan Week” and “Af-Pak Policy Dialogue” between the USA, UK, Pakistan and Afghanistan Embassies
6. NUPSA collaboration with UCL Pakistan Society for “Freshers’ Fundraising Dinner”, Talat Hussain TV Program and Candlelight Vigil for victims of terrorism and religious intolerance.
7. NUPSA collaboration with the University of Surrey for “Pakistan Olympics” and Talat Hussain/Kashif Abbasi on “Post Flood Pakistan”
8. NUPSA Sufi Fashion Show in aid of the flood victims
9. NUPSA Eid/Chand Raat dinners
8. Who are NUPSA's sponsors?
As has been stated before, NUPSA is an independent and non-political organisation, which has never and will never accept funding from controversial or political sources. Our sponsors include businesses, firms, and entrepreneurs. This ensures the neutrality of NUPSA and furthers the aim of youth empowerment without boundaries.
9. What is NUPSA’s legal status?
NUPSA is a not for profit organisation which is strictly voluntary and registered with Companies House. This means that all of the time that the Executive Committee, Council and Volunteers put in is voluntary and unpaid, i.e. everything that you give to NUPSA will be used in order to benefit our members.
10. How can I get Volunteer for NUPSA?
Please visit the NUPSA website and apply: www.nupsa.org > Get Involved > Volunteer or alteratively email us at