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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 | 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...

Swaziland NUS President 'Imprisoned And Tortured'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Students in the UK have been urged to campaign to pressure Swaziland to free an NUS president and human rights campaigner who has been arrested and re...

Chester Students Force NUS Referendum

Sam Mercer | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Mercer

At the annual general meeting (AGM) of the University of Chester Students Union, students voted in favour of a referendum on continuing affiliation with the National Union of Students. The vote was made up of a variety of sports clubs and societies, including the University of Chester Debating Society that has had major disagreements with the NUS in the past.

Get Up, Stand Out: How Grads Can Make Themselves Employable

Andrew Scherer | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Scherer

At a time when a third of the working age population have a minimum of a graduate degree, students reading the NUS report are justifiably concerned as to how they can better position themselves to secure their dream job.

If You're Mad, Then Do Something

William Davie | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

Like most normal people with a sense of proportion, I was upset and angry with the idiots who decided to organise Thatcher death day parties. This isn't because I'm a particular fan of Baroness Thatcher, but for the same reason I was disgusted that Americans were throwing street parties to celebrate the death of Osama Bin Laden.

Students Elect First Leader Not From University

PA | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students has elected its first president who has not attended university. Toni Pearce, who is currently the union's vice pres...

London Met Allowed To Take Foreign Students

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A university that was stripped of its right to admit international students will once again be able to teach foreigners. London Metropolitan Univer...

Lucy Sherriff

Has The NUS Had Its Day? | 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...

Lucy Sherriff

WHSmith Launches Secret Takeover Bid On Student Unions | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Stationary giant WHSmith has emailed universities across the UK in a bid to oust student-run shops from unions, meaning student clubs and societies wo...

I am the Change 2013

Courtney Giles | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Courtney Giles

Winning the competition has done so much for my youth club, I really encourage you to enter and try for yourself, as the time you spend filling in the form could make a big difference. All you need is a change that you are passionate about.

NUS 'No Platform' Rule: Student Protection?

Sam Mercer | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Mercer

The University of Chester Debating Society attempted to host an event with the MP for Bradford West, George Galloway. As an elected official, the society thought that his contribution to a debate on immigration would be valued (probably controversial) and contestable - as is the nature of a debate. However, due to the National Union of Students' (NUS) 'No Platform' policy, his appearance was barred.

The Truth About The 'Uni Lad'

Eve Betts | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Betts

As a female student who has been at university for just over seven months now, I want to look at the issue with fresh eyes; a nineteen year old girl observing and reflecting on her personal experience. Is this report an accurate summary of how lad culture affects students at university?

When Social Action Becomes Social Change

Natasha Unwin | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Unwin

I am convinced that we can only achieve real impact, sustainability and genuine benefit if our volunteers have the skills needed and the motivation to keep coming and to consistently give it their best shot. For sure, volunteers should walk out of it at the end and think 'I made a difference'.

Why Do I Volunteer?

Anna Ray | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Ray

Picture this, first year of Uni. Cabin fever in halls. Too many conversations that went "what A-levels did you do?", "where did you go on your gap yah?" I was searching for normal people who woke up before 4pm. For people who didn't smell of stale beer and a garlic kebabs.

Can Students Change the Way Our Generation Thinks About Mental Health?

Nicola Byrom | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nicola Byrom

There are thousands of student volunteers across the country. They all have different motivations. Some students volunteer because they want to do something positive with their spare time, others volunteer because they want to help people. I volunteer because I want to change the world I live in.

Student Volunteering Week 2013

Courtney Giles | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Courtney Giles

I really like the quote that appears when you first log on to the student volunteering week website: 'We don't wish things were better. We make it better'. This phrase sums up for me what I think volunteering is about making a difference and taking things into your own hands.

Inanimate Carbon Rod Runs For NUS Presidency

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

An inanimate carbon rod, made famous by The Simpsons, has raised questions about the relevance of the National Union of Students after it was nominate...

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...