David Malcolm

David Malcolm

Member, OFFA Advisory Group

Appointed December 2015 

David Malcolm is Assistant Director at the National Union of Students (NUS). He works on a number of policy areas for NUS, with a particular focus on student financial support.

In his 12 years at NUS he has been closely involved on a number of projects looking at the student experience, and how different factors impact on access and success in higher education. This has included NUS’ Pound In Your Pocket research into student living costs, research into students living in the parental home during study and research on the experiences of students estranged from their parents. He is a co-author of the Student Support and Benefits Handbook, published by NUS and the Child Poverty Action Group. David sits on a number of committees in the higher education sector including the board of the Equality Challenge Unit.

Registered interests

Organisation in which interest exists

Nature of interest

National Union of Students 

Assistant Director 

Equality Challenge Unit

Member, Board 

Disabled Students’ Allowance Quality Assurance Group


Student Loans Company

Chair, Vulnerable Students Stakeholder Group

Students’ Union Superannuation Scheme