Liam Burns
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Liam, who grew up in Fife where he attended Glenrothes College, graduated in Physics at Heriot-Watt University, where he was both the Students' Association Vice-President (Education & Welfare) and subsequently President. He went on to be elected as Depute President and President of NUS Scotland, before subsequently being elected as NUS UK President for 2011/12.

As President of NUS, Liam is responsible for leading on the organisation's priority campaign, calling for reinvestment of public funding in tertiary education and an end to the current tuition fees regime. NUS itself in a confederation of over 200 students' unions across the UK and represents over seven million students. It works to promote, defend and extend students rights as well as promoting strong and active students' unions.

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I Am the Change - How Students are Fighting to Save Epsom Phab

(1) Comments | Posted 24 October 2012 | (10:47)

In November last year, NUS launched a groundbreaking project called I Am The Change. We invited students let us know changes they wanted to make, whether it be about education, the community, the environment, personal development, health and wellbeing, careers or politics - it didn't matter what it...

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We Want a Radical New Vision for Education

(11) Comments | Posted 28 June 2012 | (15:08)

This is not a good time to be a student in college or university. Stories about soaring youth unemployment and scarce opportunities for graduates pepper the news bulletins. People living and working longer inevitably puts a squeeze on opportunities at the other end. Perpetual 'reform' and ministerial meddling shifts the...

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University Head Shouldn't Stand By as Universities are Treated Like a Political Football

(2) Comments | Posted 4 May 2012 | (11:03)

This week is Universities Week, a chance for everyone involved in the higher education sector to shout from the rooftops about all the brilliant work that our universities do. Considering the controversy and arguments that surround the issue of education and its future at the moment it's good that we...

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Students' Letter to Nick Clegg

(13) Comments | Posted 2 December 2011 | (23:00)

Yesterday the Office for Fair Access announced that a total of £70m will be taken from students' pockets to fund the con trick of fee waivers. In response the National Union of Students has sent a letter to Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, calling on him to address our National...

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Why NUS is Calling on Students to Say 'I Am The Change'

(2) Comments | Posted 27 November 2011 | (22:00)

It's very easy for a college or university student to feel unable to change things. They may feel like an insignificant onlooker when it comes to big issues such as global politics, social inequality and racism, or even when it comes to comparatively 'small' issues such as student housing, bursaries...

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A-level Results - What Future for Tomorrow's Students?

(0) Comments | Posted 18 August 2011 | (00:00)

A great many young people will be collecting their A-level results today and regardless of what they find they should be proud of getting through what is a stressful and nervous time. Tens of thousands who have worked hard and achieved their grades should be congratulated on their achievements and...

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