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Ministers Urge Students To Back Counter-Radicalisation Programme Prevent

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Ministers are urging the National Union of Students to back the government's counter-radicalisation programme Prevent after the union voted to oppose ...

NUS Storm Over Invite To 'ISIS Apologists' Who Called Jihadi John 'Beautiful'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students has defended inviting one of the directors of CAGE - a group which said Jihadi John was a "beautiful man" - to speak at...

Why Aren't Students Kicking Off Over Debt?

The Huffington Post UK | Liam Marchant | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

For all that’s said about the 'enriching experience' of higher education, university is becoming incredibly expensive. On top of the tens of tho...

Students, Academics and Professional Staff Need to Stand Together to End Lad Culture

Susuana Amoah | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Susuana Amoah

If we're going to tackle a problem as complex and institutionalised as lad culture we need time and resources to build a strong framework against it... It's incredible to see students and staff members so engaged with the issues and ideas shared on our pilot project so far, but this is just one of many possible actions.

The NUS Play at Geopolitics Because Listening to Students Is Hard Work

Gregor Smith | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

There are plenty of reasons not to like the government of Israel. But to think that Coca-Cola are big players in a territory dispute is silly, and to think that boycotting them will do a great deal of damage to the Israeli government is naïve.

NUS Condemns Its Own President For 'Breaking Israel Boycott' With A Coca Cola Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students has censured its own president for allegedly failing to implement a boycott on Israel, by agreeing to a deal with Coca ...

Cameron Tears Into NUS For Links With 'Jihadi John Apologists'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

David Cameron has slammed the National Union of Students for its links with Cage - the advocacy group which has previously been accused of being Jihad...

A Typical Tory Transaction: Tax Cuts for the Rich, Grants Cut for the Poorest Students

Shelly Asquith | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Shelly Asquith

By cutting maintenance grants and replacing them with higher loans, working class students with the lowest incomes will have even more to pay back... I worked long hours in part time jobs, got a credit card and I'm still in my overdraft - but I just about made it. When students are already struggling and support is cut further, how many will we lose?

Ashamed to be Black at NUS Black Students' Conference

Maz Hussien | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Maz Hussien

I would often hear stories from people that have attended events like this in the past - but experiencing it first-hand made it clearer to me more than ever that the 'black students' movement' is broken. It does not stand for equality and it certainly does not stand for the greater good. It is a drastically misinformed and hypocritical movement, stuck in the past and fuelled with unnecessary anger.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Slams NUS For Boycotting Israel - But Not ISIS

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Israeli's prime minister has slammed the National Union of Students for boycotting Israel - but refusing to boycott terrorist group ISIS. Benjamin ...

What Should Rich Governments Do to Support Nepal?

Shreya Paudel | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Shreya Paudel

"Amidst all the goodwill, inflow of material help, personnel, and pledges for the future, it struck me that the only country to have given *cash* to the Nepal Government so far is Bhutan. Its PM personally brought a check of $1 million. Then the ADB gave $3 million yesterday. From the noise in the social media, you might believe otherwise."

Blair, Blair - What the NUS Forgot to Tell You About Tuition Fees

Sarah Dougherty | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Dougherty

You probably missed it, but the National Union of Students made the news. Not for an increase in the maintenance grant, something students struggle everyday with, nor to challenge the renting market, which prices students out of acceptable houses, but for something decidedly more backwards looking. Yes, we're still talking about tuition fees.

NUS Announces More Anti-Lib Dem Billboards Despite Student Opposition

The Huffington Post UK | Victoria Farley | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students will put up three more anti-Liberal Democrat billboards from Thursday, despite opposition for the campaign from student...

Student Disunion

Chris Whiting | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

Recently the National Union of Students (NUS) released their pre-general election campaign for 2015, a tradition that is supposed to mobilise the youth vote and champion student politics on a national stage - however this year's campaign is less remarkable for the promotion of student involvement in the democratic process and more for partisan alienation of those who don't subscribe to a very specific ideology.

The NUS Should Be Ashamed of Their Latest Advertising Campaign

Ben Parr | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Parr

It is true, politicians break promises. We all know this and should probably have worked it out a long time ago. But before starting a student campaign to ruin the Lib Dems, surely it is worth taking a step back and looking at the promises they did deliver on?

Pale, Stale, Male: Why Getting Grime Legend Wiley Commemorated by Our University Is Serious Business

Sean Richardson | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sean Richardson

Mollah's ideas tie in to a growing complaint from the student movement at the moment - that their education is stuffed to bursting point with white, dead men. Recently, the University of the Arts London addressed this very issue, branding their courses 'stale, pale and male.'

The NUS Told Its Student Delegates To Use Jazz Hands Instead Of Clapping - And Got Absolutely Rinsed

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students was the subject of ridicule on Tuesday after telling its delegates to use jazz hands instead of clapping in order to av...

Universities Are Gearing Up For Student Elections - So What Should You Expect?

Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Democracy, as made famous by the Scottish Referendum, is seen as a spell that sparks vast swathes of a population into taking meaningful political action. On university campuses, however, democracy is a little more virulent in nature.

This Election, It's Time to Take on the Scandal of Tax-Dodging

Jenny Ricks | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics
Jenny Ricks

We all pay our tax. But as we've seen from scandal after scandal in the last few years, companies like Amazon, Google and Starbucks can get away without paying their fair share. Every year the UK loses billions of pounds to corporate tax dodging.

A Muslim Student's Hopes for 2015

Haseeb Hamid | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Haseeb Hamid

Growing hostility towards Muslims from the general public is frankly worrying for British society-this must be changed. To create the unity we all so desperately need for Britain's future, teamwork is crucial: both Muslims and the rest of society must rally to resolve issues in the 21st Century.

The National Union of Students Condemns ISIS

Zarah Sultana | Posted 06.02.2015 | 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 02.02.2015 | 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 | 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 17.01.2015 | 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 12.01.2015 | 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.