Liam Burns

Lucy Sherriff

Has The NUS Had Its Day?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

For more than 100 years the National Union of Students has been the mouthpiece for university students but now, despite warnings of the consequences o...

Rise In Number Of Students Applying To Uni..

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The number of UK students applying to university has risen by almost 3% compared with last year and has prompted mixed reactions as the figure is stil...

The Stories Which Defined 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The student calendar is usually defined by protests and exams, and the odd moment of debauchery. But this year has thrown up a host of controversia...

Peaceful #Demo2012 Protest Ends With A Nasty Bang

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A peaceful student protest, which saw thousands march through London streets, took a nasty turn after angry students forced the National Union of Stud...

NUS Apologises For Protest Bonfire Death Chants

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students' vice president has apologised for suggesting "offensive" chants for Wednesday's student protest, including one calling...

'It Is Our Right To March On Parliament'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A group of students is dismissing plans for a peaceful protest and threatening to march on parliament, after describing the #Demo2012 rally as "too ta...

#Demo2012: Why Are Students Marching Again?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

For many years, student demonstrations have been characterised simply as marches against tuition fees, but this year's protest looks likely to set a n...

'I Can't Stop Any A**ehole From Coming Along'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The president of the National Union of Students has revealed his concern that this year's student protests will echo the violence of 2010, when angry ...

Universities Plead For More Funding To Compete Internationally

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The UK's top universities have warned they will need more public funding if they are to continue to compete with institutions around the world. The...

LOOK: NUS Releases Student Protest Route

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The London route students will march during the November protests to "stand up for their future" has been revealed by the National Union of Students. ...

Lucy Sherriff

Judge Says London Met Students Can Continue Studies - For Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

International students have been told by a High Court judge they can temporarily continue their studies at London Metropolitan University. The anno...

London Met Takes Visa Licence Fight To Court

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

London Metropolitan University is to appear in court on Friday to legally challenge the government's controversial revocation of its sponsorship licen...

The NUS President's 'Radical New View' Fails to Recognise the Real Importance of Education

Tom Newham | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Newham

The brightest minds are now asking not how their studies might enlighten them, or how the accumulation of knowledge might benefit humanity; but instead they are asking how it will help them find a job, or how it will aid them in paying off their swelling debts.

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.

WATCH: Students Plan Fresh Protests Over Lack Of Jobs

PA | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students have announced fresh plans for a national demonstration amid growing concerns about youth unemployment, public sector cuts and "attacks" on t...

The National Union of Students: the Rise of the Left

Tom DeFraine | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Tom DeFraine

In recent years, however, the NUS has been relegated to a back seat when important political discussions are happening. To me the Union is becoming increasingly defeatist at a time when students should be becoming increasingly politicised.

Students Unite And Boycot Universities Over Fee Rise

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students are staging a national day of action on Wednesday in protest at the hike in tuition fees and will boycott university lectures across the coun...

Impact Of Tuition Fee Hike To Be Monitored

PA | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

An independent commission has been established to monitor the impact of increased university fees in England over the next three years, it was announc...

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

Liam Burns | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Burns

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 and career guidance.

Higher Tuition Fees Will Endanger Universities, Predicts Report

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Universities will see a drop in entrance rates when higher tuition fees are imposed in 2012, potentially threatening less well-established institution...

Lucy Sherriff

Government Under Pressure To Reform As Four In Five Students Will Be Unsuccessful

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The government has come under further pressure to reform university admissions after new figures indicated 80% of A-level students competing for a pla...