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Disabled HERstory Month: Judith Heumann

Nus Org - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:38

As part of Disabled History Month, we are celebrating the achievements of disabled women to ensure that herstory is heard too. 

Judith Heumann is an American polio survivor who has dedicated her life to the extension of civil rights to disabled people.  

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NUS launches Reclaim Your Campus campaign

Nus Org - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:52

On White Ribbon Day, NUS has launched “Reclaim Your Campus”, a campaign for students’ unions packed with actions to help raise awareness of violence against women.

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In conversation with Evan Davis

Nus Org - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:03

We spoke to Evan Davis at NUS and Amnesty International's Student Media Summit 2014 earlier this year about his new role as BBC's Newsnight presenter and his life as student.

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No more unpaid internships

Nus Org - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:00

We want the next government to introduce and enforce legislation that all work experience of over four weeks should be paid at least the miniumum wage. Today, join us on social media and share your views #GenerationVote.

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MPs Questions hosts Brighton Pavilion MPs and PPCs

Nus Org - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 15:00

This week on 'MPs Questions', Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas, Green Party, and PPCs Clarence Mitchell, Conservatives, Purna Sen, Labour, and Chris Bowers, Lib Dems, take to Twitter to address general election issues put to them by students.

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NUS launches roadmap for free education

Nus Org - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 09:16

NUS has launched its proposals on how to provide public funding for higher education.

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A new, better EMA

Nus Org - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:00

We’re calling on politicians to stop denying disadvantaged students access to education. We want a new and better EMA scheme that can ensure young people can afford the bus or train to get to college, and the books and materials they need to complete the course. Share your views on social media #GenerationVote.

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Guildford MP and PPCs tweet on general election issues

Nus Org - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:10

MPs Questions Twitter series visited Guildford this week featuring Guildford MP Anne Milton, Conservatives, and PPCs Richard Wilson, Labour, Kelly-Marie Blundell, Lib Dems, and Harry Aldridge, UKIP, leading up to the general election.

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Students hold the key to the next General Election

Nus Org - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 17:10

A special message from NUS President Toni Pearce.

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Lewisham Deptford PPCs discuss general election issues on Twitter

Nus Org - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:07

This week in our MPs Questions Twitter series, Labour PPC Vicky Foxcroft and Conservatives' Bim Afolami answered questions on issues leading up to next year's general election.

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Campaigning for Open Campus, Open Community

Nus Org - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:48

Earlier this year, through the 'Open Campus, Open Community' project, we had £5,000 to give away to students’ unions that came up with community based and student-focused campaigns and projects. Here is what Coventry Students’ Union did and the impact they had on their campus.

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Derby North MPs and PPCs answer students' general election questions on Twitter

Nus Org - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:40

Twitter was the platform for a Q&A session around local issues between students and Derby North's Labour MP Chris Williamson and PPCs Amanda Solloway, Conservatives, and Lucy Care, Lib Dems, leading up to the general election.

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Durham MPs and PPCs take to Twitter to thrash out general election issues

Nus Org - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:05

Durham’s Labour MP Roberta Blackman-Woods, and PPCs Craig Martin, Lib Dems, and Conservatives Rebecca Coulson, today took the first step in the fight for general election 2015 by addressing local issues on Twitter. 

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Thousands march as students and workers unite

Nus Org - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:27

An estimated 80,000 to 90,000 people took to the streets of London on Saturday October 18 to march against austerity measures.

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Black History: More than just a month

Nus Org - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:27

October marks Black History Month and whilst it's a time for us to recognise and celebrate the immense contributions that people of African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean heritage make to humanity, we believe this shouldn't just be limited to the month of October.

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Sheffield College Students' Union President meets with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Nus Org - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:30

On Friday 17 October, Ben Walters met with Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats, to discuss all things FE, and writes his reflections on their discussions.

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TUC Demo - A Living Wage for All

Nus Org - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:15

This is the third in a series of articles from NUS VP Piers Telemacque on why students are joining in the Britain Needs a Pay Rise demonstration on Saturday #18oct as part of our New Deal for work.

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Your Right to Protest

Nus Org - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:09

NUS is committed to developing local activism and supporting you to run campaigns on your campus and in your local areas. We also believe that peaceful protest has played a major role in bringing about important social and political changes and so our right to protest must be preserved.

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TUC Demo - End Poverty Pay for Good #18oct

Nus Org - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 17:23

This is the second article in a series of three from NUS VP Piers Telemacque on why students are joining the Britain Needs a Pay Rise demonstration on Saturday #18Oct as part of our New Deal for Work.

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NUS and leading youth organisations call for statutory sex education in all party manifestos

Nus Org - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:15

NUS today announced that it has joined the Sex Education Forum’s 'SRE - It’s My Right' campaign, along with leading youth organisations UK Youth and the UK Youth Parliament to urge all political parties to commit to statutory sex and relationship education (SRE) in their general election manifestos.

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