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Government’s university funding system criticised by MPs in damning report

Nus Org - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:09

The government’s higher education funding system has been seen to further unravel this week. The cross-party Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee has published a damning report – raising real questions about the sustainability of student loans, and advising that an “urgent review of the sustainability of the system” is needed before government can go ahead and expand the system further.

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Reformed criminal wins 'Student of the Year' at NUS Awards

Nus Org - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:48

A student who has turned her life around after spending time in prison has won the “Endsleigh Student of the Year” award at the National Union of Students Awards.

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Nelson Mandela International Day 2014

Nus Org - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:00

Mandela Day on 18 July 2014 celebrates the extraordinary life and impact of Nelson Mandela, calling for everyone to change the world for the better.

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Women leading the way: Camila Batmanghelidjh

Nus Org - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:28

As part of our ongoing feature, Women Leading the Way, NUS.org.uk spoke to Camila Batmanghelidjh, Founder of Kids Company, to discuss its new campaign 'See The Child' and her experiences as a woman leader.

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Student voices in Brazil

Nus Org - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:00

Brazil is well known for its footballing accomplishments, but its student movement is also succeeding in bringing about positive change for Brazilian students.

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Interested in media? Sign up now to NUS and Amnesty International Student Media Summit 2014

Nus Org - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:20

On 21 and 22 August, the National Union of Students (NUS) and Amnesty International will host a special two-day summit for student journalists.

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The FAIRTRADE Mark turns 20!

Nus Org - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:00

In the 20 years of its existence, Fairtrade has certified thousands products - even footballs, flowers and beauty creams. NUS.org.uk spoke to the Schools team at the Fairtrade Foundation to find out how thousands of students in the UK have strengthened the Fairtrade movement.

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Youth on Board Awards 2014

Nus Org - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:14

Do you know a young person, a project or an organisation that has excelled in empowering young people? Nominate them for a Youth on Board Award!

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World Oceans Day 2014

Nus Org - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 15:00

This week, World Oceans Day is being celebrated worldwide to raise awareness of the importance of ocean protection. Sustainable fishing includes our responsibility to buy sustainable fish, and there are some great tips on what to look out for.

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Hundreds of students lobby against proposed cuts to Disabled Students Allowance

Nus Org - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 17:30

All around the country students and students’ unions have been mobilising, organising all key stakeholders in sending the message - don't cut us out!

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D-Day 70th Anniversary

Nus Org - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:30

Exactly 70 years ago, the Second World War saw the largest amphibious assault ever launched that would change the course of world history.

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Student survey debunks myths around DSA cuts, as hundreds of students lobby their MPs

Nus Org - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 01:00

Despite claims from the Government that cuts to DSA funding are being made to a majority of students who own their own computer, an NUS specifically commissioned survey – ‘Degrees of Discrimination’ - now proves that almost half of disabled students acquire their laptops through funding they receive, compared to only eight per cent of non-disabled students.

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NUS launches Alcohol Impact

Nus Org - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 17:30

NUS is proud to have launched Alcohol Impact at the University of Brighton this week, with crime prevention minister Norman Baker and vice president for welfare Colum McGuire.

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Live Greener at Hay Festival

Nus Org - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:22

NUS Wales Live Greener participants from Swansea University present on sustainability at Hay Festival with TYF.

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Integrating Student Eats into the core of education

Nus Org - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 18:15

Student Eats is always thought of as being a valuable addition to a campus, but it can also be an integral part of education itself.

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Why I'm voting: Adnan Pavel

Nus Org - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:47

Ahead of the European Parliament elections on 22 May, we are raising the profile of the importance of international students on our campuses and in our communities.

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Bringing together a community in inner city Birmingham

Nus Org - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:28

Student Eats bringing together different culinary traditions, and promoting community cohesion in Birmingham.

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Student Eats awarded the prestigious Silver Gilt medal at Chelsea Flower Show

Nus Org - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:56

We’re thrilled to announce that NUS’ garden at the Chelsea Flower Show has won a Discovery Award, receiving the prestigious silver-gilt medal.

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Student Eats at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Nus Org - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00

This week, NUS is really excited to have your work showcased as part of the Chelsea Flower Show, which has won the very prestigious Silver Gilt medal, focussing on the themes of education, enterprise and community, with plants grown by students from across the UK.

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NUS and Amnesty International UK Student Media Summit 2014

Nus Org - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 16:38

On the 21st and 22nd August 2014, we will be hosting the annual NUS and Amnesty International UK Student Media Summit.

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