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Help keep fossil fuels in the ground

Nus Org - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 16:16

We're joining the Guardian and hundreds of thousands of people asking the Bill and Melinder Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust to help keep 80 per cent of fossil fuels in the ground. Sign the Guardian's petition to make it happen!

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Why are so many young people voting Green?

Nus Org - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:00

May has been a mixed month for the Greens, comments NUS Jounalist Emma Jacobs as she looks back at the outcome of general election.

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Party leaders send video messages to students

Nus Org - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 17:37

At NUS National Conference this year party leaders sent students a video message of their plans ahead of the general election. See what they had to say below:

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The way politics works is changing, and we are helping to make it

Nus Org - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 14:58

What has been dubbed the most unpredictable election in recent times is a day away. The new generation of voters is a big cause of such uncertainty, and many students in that generation will be voting for the first time tomorrow.

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16 reasons young people should vote

Nus Org - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 11:30
In case you haven't heard, there's a general election going on. We think it's essential that young people get out there and vote. Here's why...
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We need to vote to change our future at work

Nus Org - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 11:19

This year’s general election is upon us and it is important, now more than ever, that people – especially young people – get out there and vote. In the 1992 general election, 63 per cent of 18-21 year olds voted. By 2005 this had fallen to 37 per cent, with a less than significant increase of about 7 per cent in the 2010 general election.

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What are the Party leaders promising students this general election?

Nus Org - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:28

The Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Green Parties have released their manifestos and we’ve been going through them to see what they are committing to that will affect the lives of students. We’ve put together the key areas in the Party manifestos that we have campaigned for this year:

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Voter advice applications could help you this general election

Nus Org - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:09

How do you make sense of the politicians’ claims and the wordy party manifestos? Which party is most likely to reflect our own views? Who will deliver the kind of society we want? Voting Advice Applications might be useful tools for you.

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Universities must ensure the freedom of speech for all

Nus Org - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 17:47

I attended a Guardian debate on at King’s College London on freedom of speech and its place in universities. The discussion, along with recent events, raised important questions about making sure freedom of speech is available for all. 

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The campaign for fair and decent work for young people

Nus Org - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 16:36

Unite the Union has recently launched a #fightfor5 campaign through which they aim to achieve fair and decent terms and conditions for young people in work. The campaign has come in light of the abuses and mistreatments thrust upon the young working populous of Britain.

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Julian Huppert - the MP who kept the pledge

Nus Org - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:30

Ever wonder who the other suited Lib Dem in this now infamous photograph is?

His name is Julian Huppert, MP for Cambridge – and he kept his pledge.

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Network Rail deems ‘Liar Liar’ billboards too political and removes images

Nus Org - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:08

The second stage of NUS' national ad campaign has been thwarted by Network Rail who hastily removed the image attached from billboards last night, after they were deemed ‘too political’.

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When I'm old enough, will I waste my vote?

Nus Org - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:58

I can’t vote until next year and I’m bitterly disappointed. But once I get the vote, will I exercise it or will I be like nearly six in ten of UK 18-24 year olds who chose not to vote in the 2010 general election?

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The UK needs international students

Nus Org - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 16:20

Immigration really seems to be the be-all-and-end-all of this year’s election. It truly is the hot topic taking over as the main talking point – or should I say arguing point – of all interviews, media debates and manifesto launches.

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Universities should have more care for their students’ wellbeing

Nus Org - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 14:05

As exams loom over students across the country and essay deadlines move closer and closer some students find they are lacking the support they need at this stressful time.

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Megan Dunn elected as new NUS President

Nus Org - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:36

Megan Dunn has been elected as the new NUS President at NUS National Conference 2015 in Liverpool.

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MPs Questions focuses on higher education issues

Nus Org - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 18:34

This week on MPs Questions, PPCs Vince Cable, Lib Dems, Liam Byrne, Labour, Dave Cocozza, Greens, and Greg Clark, Conservatives, today focuses on Higher Education issues on Twitter.

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In conversation with Michael Winterbottom

Nus Org - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 15:33

We spoke to Michael Winterbottom about directing the new film documentary The Emperor's New Clothes starring Russell Brand. The Emperor's New Clothes looks at the growing disparity between different economic classes.

Buy tickets to see The Emperor's New Clothes here.

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MPs Questions focuses on further education issues

Nus Org - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 14:06

This week on MPs Questions, PPCs Vince Cable, Lib Dems, Liam Byrne, Labour, and Dave Cocozza, Greens, and Nick Boles, Conservatives, today focuses on Further Education issues on Twitter.

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Men now legally entitled to paternity leave

Nus Org - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 13:44

Britain is now a country that legally entitles men to paternity leave. Working couples now have the right to a shared allotment of parental leave of up to 12 months. This is great right? It most certainly is, but it seems that not everyone is happy with the new legislation. Who, you ask? Well employers of course.

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