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Fossil Free QUB: Direct action on university divestment

Nus Org - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 14:57

Further and higher education institutions are being encouraged to shift any investment that they have in fossil fuels to renewables as part of a campaign launched recently by the National Union of Students.

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NVRD: be part of #GenerationVote, not Generation Rent

Nus Org - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:01

The National Voter Registration Drive (NVRD) is a week of action to get young people on the electoral register. Bite The Ballot campaign manager Michael Abiodun Olatokun tells us why students should get involved.

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Are you one of the 800,000 people who’ve dropped off the electoral register?

Nus Org - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:32

Today is National Voter Registration Day. Despite there not being a general election until 2020 - there are local, mayoral and assembly elections across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland coming up - as well as a referendum on the UKs membership of the EU. So, it's more important than ever that students make sure they're registered.

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Are you one of the 800,000 people who’ve dropped off the electoral register?

Nus Org - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:32

Today is National Voter Registration Day and despite there not being a general election until 2020, it's more important than ever that students make sure they're registered.

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NVRD Redirect Feb 2016

Nus Org - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:59
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Change the world and win £500: take WWF’s Eco Challenge

Nus Org - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 14:33

Have you got an idea that would improve sustainability on your campus? This is your chance to make it happen.

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Student Publication Association Awards 2016 – nominations now open

Nus Org - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 16:30

The entry period for the Student Publication Association’s (SPA) annual national awards is now open. Have you produced something for your student media publication over the past year which you’re particularly proud of? Whether it’s an individual or collaborate effort, why not put yourself forward? 

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NUS TV: Episode 2 - Fighting The Cuts To Education

Nus Org - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 10:49
Watch NUS Vice President (Society & Citizenship) Piers Telemacque host Episode 2 of NUS TV, which focuses on the cuts and changes being made to education and how they affect students.
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How UK students can swing the US presidential election

Nus Org - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 13:14

Iowa citizens will gather today to vote in the first caucus of the 2016 presidential run. With the world watching and international media trying to decipher debates, it is unclear who will win the primaries and ultimately the presidency.

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#FEunplugged: Our campaign to stop government pulling the plug on Further Education

Nus Org - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:32

Today we’re launching a new campaign aimed at getting students, staff, MPs and local communities talking about area reviews.

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ED Talk: What is #FEunplugged?

Nus Org - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:18
Our Policy Assistant Holly Staynor gives us the low down on the new #FEunplugged campaign.
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Six times the Tories have tried to pull the plug on Further Education

Nus Org - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 09:00

In April 2015 David Cameron said “we are the party of working people”, which is ironic given that the conservatives have decimated Further Education over the past five years, pulling the plug on opportunities for many to be able get the education and skills needed to enter or stay in the workforce.

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Sheffield College President on the FE Area Reviews

Nus Org - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 11:30
The government is trying to pull the plug on Further Education and we're not going to let them. That's why on Friday 29 January, we're launching our #FEunplugged campaign. Ahead of the launch, we caught up with James bangert, President of Sheffield College Students' Union, whose institution is one of the first 84 colleges involved in the government's review of post-16 education aka 'Area Reviews'.
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Student Volunteer of the Year – shortlist announced

Nus Org - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 11:32

In December we revealed the ten nominees longlisted for the coveted Student Volunteer of the Year Award and we can now reveal the final five, as chosen by our judges.

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Parliamentary debate on maintenance grants: what happened and where next?

Nus Org - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 17:23

The House of Commons today debated the government's plans to scrap university maintenance grants. Here's what happened.

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Five Grants that would save maintenance grants

Nus Org - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 13:00

The government has decided to cut financial support for 500,000 university students, known as maintenance grants. These grants are a lifeline to many of the country’s poorest students, who will now be saddled with £53,000 of debt instead. 

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Divest-Invest: NUS launches campaign to move £100m out of fossil fuels

Nus Org - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 13:09

Universities and colleges have over £180 million invested in fossil fuel companies. We are calling on all institutions to move their money into renewable energy instead.

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Maintenance grants: watch the live parliamentary debate

Nus Org - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 11:42

Watch the live stream of the parliamentary debate on the scrapping of university maintenance grants.

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Pressure from NUS over grants forces debate in parliament

Nus Org - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 17:29

Yesterday’s decision to quietly force through the scrapping of maintenance grants has been met with a fresh wave of public anger and forced the Tories to have the debate they didn’t want to have in parliament next Tuesday (19 January).

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Cameron dodges parliamentary question on maintenance grants

Nus Org - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 16:11

The government has again avoided calls for a full parliamentary debate on their plans to scrap maintenance grants for the poorest university students.

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