Sheffield & South Yorkshire

NUS conferences set to boost Sheffield economy

The decision by the National Union of Students (NUS) to hold conferences in Sheffield will bring £2m to the local economy, a development agency says.

The conferences will take place in April 2012 and 2013 at the City Hall and bring 1,500 delegates to the city.

The NUS said the large population of students led to it choosing Sheffield.

Creativesheffield, the city's development company, said it expected delegates would spend money on hotels and food.

The conference is where NUS policy is set and national student representatives are elected.

MP for Sheffield Central, Paul Blomfield, said: "I'm delighted that the NUS have chosen Sheffield for their major national conferences.

"Held over several days, the conferences will generate substantial income and showcase the city to thousands of people."

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