UK Nus

The National Union of Students Condemns ISIS

Zarah Sultana | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Zarah Sultana

The NUS has officially taken steps to condemn ISIS and express solidarity with the Kurdish people. It has been mandated to raise awareness about the situation Kurdish people are facing and to pressure the government to meet the needs of the Kurdish people in the UK and within the region.

Is There Any Room for the Right in Student Politics?

Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The anti-establishment nature of the student movement has also been a permanent, seemingly uncompromising fixture. Some of the major issues facing students too - rising rents and the day-to-day costs of living for example - could arguably be fixed by implementing a series of interventionist policies than by relying on the free market.

Lucy Sherriff

#FreeEducation Demo Sees Protesters Arrested As They Storm Parliament Square

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Protesters have been arrested and flares set off as hundreds stormed Parliament Square during a demonstration against tuition fees - despite metal rai...

It's Time Britain Scrapped Tuition Fees - Let's Follow Germany's Example

Aaron Kiely | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Aaron Kiely

We are angry. Tuition fees are £9,000. Student debt on graduation now averages over £40,000... Our debts are on a scale unthinkable even a decade ago. Life-shaping debts. Debts so large that they determine what jobs we look for, where we live and even whether to start a family.

The NUS Has Pulled Its Support From the Free Education Demo - Good Riddance

Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The sooner student activists abandon this inward-looking, machine-like Labour Party leadership production line, the sooner the student movement might actually achieve something.

'Shameful' NUS Accused Of Encouraging Students To Withdraw From National Demo

The Huffington Post UK | Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students has been accused of "actively encouraging" students’ unions to pull out of the upcoming Free Education demo - after i...

NUS Kicks DJ Out Of Conference For Playing Blurred Lines

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students gave a DJ the boot from its annual conference after he played Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines - a song which has previousl...

Sheffield SU and NUS Ban on Julie Bindle - An Affront to Free Speech, our Intellectual freedom and an Insult to Students .

Liam Deacon | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

Last week Julie Bindle, the feminist and journalist, was due to speak at our Student Union - except - at the last minute the student management team stepped in and banned her on our behalf.

No, Freshers' Week Isn't Just About Having Sex

Lizzie Roberts | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lizzie Roberts

Sexual assault, peer pressure and female objectification are far from humorous. Satire isn't satire when it's kicking down another group. It only creates a bad perspective for incoming students of student life and a bad image of current students, implying this is what everyone's freshers was like and therefore yours should be too.

NUS Poll Proves Young People Do Care... But Will They Vote?

Dan Falvey | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dan Falvey

The old myth that young people are apathetic to politics could soon be proved wrong. According to a poll by the National Union of Students (NUS), a total of 73 per cent of students are now registered to vote.

Oxford Students Aren't Pleased With The NUS' Transparency Over That Israel Boycott Meeting

The Huffington Post UK | Ben Jackson | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Student politicians from Oxford University have written to the NUS complaining of a lack of transparency at Monday's National Executive Council (NEC),...

NUS Votes To Boycott Israel In Controversial Decison

The Huffington Post UK | Ben Jackson | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students has passed a motion boycotting companies that support Israel, but has risked alienating its Jewish members. Represen...

Gender Segregation: Why the Latest EHRC Guidance for Universities is a Secular Victory

Chris Malburn | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Malburn

Everyone has freedom of (and from) religion and belief, and the right to practice however they like, but it should never impact upon the freedom of others to live their lives how they wish. That the government is choosing to uphold this basic but vital principle is a fantastic victory for secularism, humanism and feminism, and another step towards a more equal and fair society.

Oxford University Votes To Leave NUS In Shock Exit

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University's student union has voted to leave the National Union of Students and became the latest university to turn its back on the student b...

Why I'm Voting NO to NUS

Joseph Miles | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Miles

As the NUS's structure is so fundamentally flawed, and the NUS establishment benefits from the current system whereby they can make sure that serial hacks always gain the cosiest positions, we are unlikely to see serious reform any time soon... Let's leave the NUS, and lead fellow student organisations in designing a union that truly represents the interests of all students.

National Have A Pint With An Immigrant Day. Yep, It's A Thing

The Huffington Post UK | Hannah Rought | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The international students officer for the NUS and immigrant Daniel Stevens is organising a ‘National Have A Pint With An Immigrant Day’. Stev...

Let the Fight for a Free Education Begin!

Jamie Green | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie Green

We won't win free education overnight; it will take long years of debate, proving the public value of higher education to the public and we will need to tackle the issue of access to education, so a mature student from Tower Hamlets has the same chance of getting into UCL as their 18 year-old counterpart from Richmond.

Do Plymouth University Rugby Boys Instigate 'Lad Culture'?

Madison Taylor | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

You can look at pretty much every student website and 'lad culture' will be mentioned in various contexts. What I wanted to question is, are university rugby teams perhaps deemed the main perpetrators of it?

Young Greens Hold Unprecedented National Ballot to Pick NUS Favourites

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Josiah Mortimer

After a national ballot of all members, the youth branch of the Green Party has voted to back University of London Union Vice President Daniel Cooper by 71% to be the next leader of the NUS.

LIVESTREAM: The Immigration Generation Gap

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

From 6.30pm watch 'The Immigration Generation Gap' debate, live here on The Huffington Post UK Young people have the most positive views on immigra...

Housing From Hell: Quarter Of Student's Homes Infested With Vermin

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A quarter of students' homes are infested with rats, mice or slugs, while nearly a third are riddled with damp, condensation and mould, research has r...

INFOGRAPHIC: What State Is Student Housing In?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Recent research by the NUS revealed a dire state of student housing; 25% of homes infested with vermin, while nearly a third had damp, mould or conden...

Lucy Sherriff

Homophobia At University Is 'Dismissed As Banter', NUS Warns

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Homophobia on campus is dismissed as "banter", while universities do not take the problem seriously enough, student leaders have warned. In an inte...

How To Budget This Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Money's pretty stretched at the best of times, but particularly so when it comes to Christmas. That's why we've teamed up with the NUS to guide you th...

It's Official: Government Sells Student Loans Worth £890m To Private Company For £160m

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Student loans taken out between 1990 and 1998 and worth £890m have been sold to a private company for £160m, the government has confirmed, in a high...