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NUS announces the next phase of its fight against Lad Culture

Nus Org - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:27

Today at NUS, we’re publishing the results of our Lad Culture Audit – an analysis of the work which Higher Education institutions and students’ unions are doing on lad culture.

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NUS celebrates Trans* Pride Brighton this weekend

Nus Org - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 17:20

The latest instalment of Trans* Pride takes place in Brighton between Friday 24 and Sunday 26 July.  The NUS LGBT+ campaign will be there in support.

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Book your place at NUS and Amnesty International’s Student Media Summit 2015

Nus Org - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 13:09

Now in its eighth year, the 2015 Student Media Summit will take place on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 August at the Human Rights Action Centre, headquarters of Amnesty International UK.

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#CutTheCosts, not our grants

Nus Org - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 13:00

We launch our #CutTheCosts campaign to fight the government’s draconian plans to scrap maintenance grants, which provide vital support to over half a million students. 

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Summer Budget 2015: What Will It Mean for You?

Nus Org - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 13:26

A breakdown of the spending plans outlined in the government’s Budget yesterday and what it means for students

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NUS Awards 2015: winners announced

Nus Org - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 13:00

This year we received over 300 nominations from 110 students’ unions across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales for the NUS Awards 2015 and we can now announce this year’s winners.

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University of Warwick divest from fossil fuels

Nus Org - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 17:02

The University of Warwick are the latest institution in the UK to pull their money out of fossil fuels – with a unanimous vote for divestment.

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Enter the annual Amnesty International Student Media Awards today

Nus Org - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 18:01

Amnesty International is inviting student journalists from colleges and universities across the UK to enter for a chance to win the Amnesty International Student Media Award, which is run in collaboration with NUS and the Observer newspaper. 

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We did it! No fracking in Lancashire.

Nus Org - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:21

Following the fantastic campaign win against fracking in Lancashire earlier this week, UCLan student A.D. tells us about their reaction to the historic decision not to frack.

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Bring the food revolution to your campus

Nus Org - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 11:37
Ben Reynolds - acting co-ordinator for Sustain - spoke at our Student Eats conference on how students can fix the probelms in our food system. We caught up with him about growing, activism and a nice Ploughman's lunch.
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Tell your MP to take climate action on 17 June

Nus Org - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:59

Join thousands of people on 17 June 2015 to tell your MP to take action on climate change – locally, nationally and internationally.

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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 Melinda 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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