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University starts from scratch in exile

Times Higher Education - Mon, 12/26/2016 - 01:00

One of Ukraine’s most highly regarded institutions has decamped to a new home 100km away to escape fighting in the war-torn region close to Russian border

Local elections - make your voice heard

Nus Org - 2 hours 47 min ago

The UK goes to the polls on Thursday 5 May, in the largest set of elections outside of a general election for years.

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Why student media has finally been liberated

Nus Org - 3 hours 29 min ago

Many students' unions advocate 'safe spaces' at their university or college to ensure students are kept safe from harm. While it is important students feel comfortable, there is a point at which the press gets 'gagged'.

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First names announced for NUS and Amnesty Student Media Summit 2016

Nus Org - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 15:30

We’re delighted to confirm that our annual Student Media Summit will be hosted on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 August 2016 at the Human Rights Action Centre in London, and to announce the first wave of journalists who’ll be appearing at this year’s event.

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Water charges proposed in Northern Ireland

Nus Org - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 12:01

Policy implementing water charges could be introduced for the first time in Northern Ireland as a way to boost infrastructure and avoid public service cuts, according to a party manifesto.

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Four TED talks to motivate you for exam season

Nus Org - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:00

With exams around the corner for many of us, it’s also the beginning of weeks jam-packed with stress and a generous sprinkle of endless anxiety.

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Manchester University students lead cries for safe streets in Reclaim the Night protest

Nus Org - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 13:00

Now in its second year, the Reclaim the Night march attracted over 2000 colourfully-dressed students on 25 February. They were highlighting sexual violence, street harassment, rape culture and victim blaming.

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The year ahead for welfare

Nus Org - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:00

On 20 April, Shelly Asquith was re-elected as vice president (welfare) at the annual NUS National Conference in Brighton. As the applause fades, the spotlight now shines on some key motions that were passed which will set the agenda for the year ahead.

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One day at NUS National Conference

Nus Org - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:33

I only attended the first of a passionate and empowering three days at NUS National Conference in Brighton last week, but I can resolutely say that one day may be all you need to realise the very scale of our own importance.

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Stanley Jenkins: an obituary

Nus Org - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:01

This week former NUS President Stanley Jenkins sadly died. At the age of 95, Major Stanley was the oldest surviving National President, serving in office between 1949 and 1951.

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Common Ties: connecting young people from the Commonwealth

Nus Org - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:41

Are you aged 18-29, a Commonwealth citizen, and temporarily based in the UK? This could be the programme for you!

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The future of data-driven decision-making

JISC news - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:16
25 April 2016

How do we move to a data-led culture in UK research and education? Our new report, the second in a series from our horizon scanning project, looks at this question.

Today, successful digital enterprises in every industry require a digital strategy that recognises the value of data, and digital institutions now need to embrace big data too. Martin Hamilton, futurist at Jisc, explains more in this podcast. 

Categories: Universities

University of Stirling upgrades its network connection

JISC news - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:12
20 April 2016

The University of Stirling has recently upgraded its internet connectivity, taking an additional connection to the Janet network and becoming a Janet 'point of presence'. This has increased the university’s capabilities and resilience, supporting its business strategy and improving teaching, learning and research.

Kathy McCabe, university librarian and director of information services, tells us about what they’ve done and how they’re benefitting.

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Malia Bouattia elected as NUS National President

Nus Org - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 13:39
Malia Bouattia has been elected as NUS National President at National Conference 2016.
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Watch National Conference 2016 live

Nus Org - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 17:25

Student leaders from across the UK will congregate at the Brighton Centre this week for our annual National Conference, which is also the largest democratic gathering of students in the world! You can follow all of the action via our live stream below from midday on Tuesday 19 April.

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Brighton set for world’s largest democratic student event

Nus Org - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 16:49

NUS National Conference 2016 is set to take place at the Brighton Centre from 19 – 21 April.

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Young people are being let down on social mobility

Nus Org - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 16:30

NUS welcomes a House of Lords report on inequality and social mobility in English education.

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NHS bursaries: The government has not listened to students

Nus Org - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 15:25

NUS believes that the government has failed to listen to healthcare students and their representatives.

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Support your autistic learners more effectively

JISC news - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:58
8 April 2016

World Autism Awareness Week runs from 2 – 8 April this year. With one in every 100 people on the autism spectrum, and even the word ‘autism’ meaning different things to different people, it’s an issue educators must concern themselves with. 

Julia Taylor, subject specialist (accessibility and inclusion), shares ten tips for supporting autistic learners more effectively. Read the original blog post.

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Osborne’s budget demands better post-study work route for international students

Nus Org - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 16:22

George Osborne delivered his final budget this month with the comment he wanted to ‘put the next generation first’

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