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Labour Contemplates Bringing Back The EMA

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Labour would bring back the Educational Maintenance Allowance for England's poorest pupils if voted into power, the party's shadow education secretary...

Free School Lunches Are Important

Danielle Lowe | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

The simple reality is, school lunches being free to students in need are a life saver, help students to grow and achieve what they need. However they are not the most healthy or most reasonably priced things out there.

Why I'm Not Surprised That the Tories Have Lost Support to UKIP

Layla Haidrani | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Layla Haidrani

I am ecstatic that Britain is finally seeing the Tory party for who they are really: out of touch politicians who have no idea of the struggle of the working man.

Scrapping The EMA Was A 'Very Bad Mistake' Rules Social Mobility Tsar

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The coalition's social mobility tsar has condemned the controversial scrapping of the education maintenance allowance, the grants which enabled poor t...

Scotland Provides a Blueprint for Improving UK Education

Robin Parker | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Robin Parker

The headline in Scotland has always been that we've kept tuition fees off the table, and there is no sign of the political winds changing that. But for NUS Scotland, putting money in students' pockets to keep them in education has always been of just as much importance as fighting tuition fees.

We Want a Radical New Vision for Education

Liam Burns | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Burns

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. Ours is a generation with less of an idea of how our lives will pan out than any before us. No wonder we feel cheated.

Can Livingstone Resurrect The EMA?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Ken Livingstone has promised to bring back the EMA to encourage disadvantaged students to stay on at school if he is reinstated as London's mayor in M...

'Unfair And Inadequate': Barnardo's Hits Out At EMA Replacement

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teenage students from poor backgrounds are being forced to drop out of college because the Government's replacement for the Educational Maintenance Al...

Students Selling Themselves For Sex To Fund Studies, Says NUS

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

An increasing number of students are considering prostitution to fund their education amid soaring costs, an NUS officer has warned. In an intervie...

Government 'Misjudged' Effects Of Removing EMA

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The government "misjudged" the scale of support needed for students affected by the abolition of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA), an educati...

What Kind of an Academic Year are we in for?

Emma Jackson | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Jackson

A lot of questions hang over the next academic year. And while I can't say I'm feeling optimistic, there is also hope in the discussions that are taking place. There was hope in the occupations and on the marches. And while the corridors of the university might be oh so quiet, UCU members are being balloted on industrial action.

Epilepsy Drug Recalled After Uneven Doses

PA | Posted 22.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A drug for epilepsy sufferers is being recalled after it was found that some patients were getting uneven doses of the medicine, ...

MPs Accuse The Government Of Leaving 16-18 Year-Olds In Limbo

The Huffington Post | Chris Wimpress | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK Politics

The Government's changes to further education funding for 16-19 year-olds have left many without a clear indication of how their studies and training ...