The Coalition of Higher Education Students in Scotland (known as CHESS) is a body representative of students in Scotland founded by the Students' Associations of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities, and Glasgow University's Students' Representative Council.
CHESS was founded in 1999 out of the previous Scottish Ancients Group when the Students' Association at Strathclyde demonstrated an interest in membership. Membership of CHESS is not incompatible with membership of the National Union of Students although both are essentially representative organisations.
The goal of CHESS is to provide a national forum for dialogue and policy enhancement on issues affecting students. The body provides a channel for representing the views of students in Scotland to national and governmental bodies.
The current Convener of CHESS is Gavin Lee, President of the Glasgow University Students' Representative Council; the Secretary is Andrew Keenan, President of the University of St Andrews Students' Association.