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Let the Fight for a Free Education Begin!

Jamie Green | Posted 14.04.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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...

The Rise of Payday Loans on Campus

Hannah Stubbs | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Stubbs

Cash-strapped. Stingy. Penny-pinching. Just some of the most common labels pasted onto students. With monikers like these it's no wonder that we have always turned to alternative forms of income to see us through until the end of term

Selling Off the Loan Book Would Be the Government's Most Outrageous Attack on Students, So Why Aren't the NUS More Concerned?

James Elliott | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
James Elliott

What could be more outrageous than the undemocratic trebling of tuition fees, or the fundamentally anti-working class policy of scrapping EMA, denying thousands of poorer students their chance at further and higher education? After the attacks on FEs, raising fees for adult learners and axing half a million places, where could the coalition sink to next?

University Agreed To Host Anti-Gay Islamic Preacher

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A leading university agreed to provide a platform for an openly homophobic Islamic preacher, despite YouTube videos showing the cleric denouncing gay ...

Students Prepare to Support Education Strikes and Fight Austerity

Matt Stanley | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Stanley

We've got plenty to fight against. In recent months the Tories have been very keen to talk up the so-called 'economic recovery'. George Osbourne claims that the minimal growth showing in recent figures vindicates his austerity policies. In reality, not only has the British economy barely moved from stationary to first gear.

'Crisis' Warning As Students Struggling To Make Ends Meet

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Students are struggling to meet their everyday costs, prompting warnings of a looming "living crisis" as many face funding shortfalls of thousands of ...

Students Benefit Us All - It's Time to Recognise That

Mark Allan | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Mark Allan

As Freshers' Weeks get underway across the country, it's all too often a negative picture that's portrayed of young people who seem keener on partying than they are on knuckling down to study. This is a reputation that's outdated and unfair; today's students have so much to offer the country at large and the local communities in which they live.

Is Careers Advice Failing Our Future Generations?

Nicole Davis | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nicole Davis

Information is everything these days. And with social media our access to it has become ever easier - a wealth of overwhelming possibilities at the click of a button. And yet a new survey released by NUS, taken from a sample of over 800 students, reveals that careers advice, especially in relation to apprenticeships is failing young people.

International 'Cash Cow' Students Charged Four Times As Much As UK Students

PA | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Overseas students are being charged up to four times as much for some degree courses than those from the UK, according to new research. In some cas...

Oxford Union Invites EDL Leader To Speak

The Huffington Post UK | Fionn Shiner | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University's debating society has invited controversial EDL leader Tommy Robinson to debate on nationalism amid concerns over "endangering" stu...

Sponsor A Scholar Fraudster Admits Sex Trafficking And Voyeurism

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A fraudster has admitted luring women into having sex with him by claiming they would be paid up to £15,000 in university scholarships, on a fake web...

Payday Loans Banned At Universities

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Payday loans lenders have been banned from advertising at three UK universities for exploiting "vulnerable" students, after some were found to have in...

Defending the Right of - Muslim - Students

Chris Moos | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Moos

Whether or not students want to segregate, in a liberal and democratic society the right to practising one's faith stops where one starts imposing it on others. Contrary to what some assert, there is no right of the religiously observant to impose their sensibilities on others.

It's Time to Stop Demonising Muslim Students

Mohamed Harrath | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Mohamed Harrath

The Times featured a piece yesterday headlined 'Extremists preaching to students in Britain'. This conflation of extremism with increased religiosity and religious observance is indicative of just how muddled and confused the debate around campus extremism has become.

Government Treating International Students As A 'Political Football'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A students' leader has implored the government to stop treating international students as a "political football" following the Queen's Speech which la...

Student Conference-Gate.

Aisling Gallagher | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Aisling Gallagher

Throughout the UK, our students' unions democratic structures are being attacked, more often by their university rather than their elected student officers. It's time to tell QUBSU that they can't simply ignore the rules.

Lucy Sherriff

NUS Activist, Granted Asylum After Being Asked To 'Prove' He's Gay

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student activist who was asked by the Home Office to "prove" he was gay in order to avoid deportation to Senegal where he faced persecution, has bee...