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NUS responds to freezing of student loan repayment threshold

Nus Org - 1 hour 50 min ago

NUS is disappointed the government has confirmed the student loan repayment threshold will be frozen at £21,000.

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Autumn Statement and Spending Review: What will it mean for students?

Nus Org - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 12:30

Chancellor George Osborne today made his Autumn Statement and published the Comprehensive Spending Review. But what’s outlined within it and how will it affect students?

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NUS launches #StandByMe campaign to repeal sexual assault guidelines

Nus Org - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:07

NUS is today launching a campaign called #StandByMe to demand out-of-date guidelines are repealed to protect victims of sexual assault on campus.

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March for climate justice and jobs

Nus Org - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 15:08

Are you marching for the climate this weekend? Join us in London, Edinburgh and Cardiff to demand bold action at the UN climate talks in Paris.

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Twelve reasons cuts to ESOL are the stupidest government cut yet

Nus Org - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 14:33

The ability to communicate in a common language is the bedrock of a shared and communal society. For many UK residents whose first language is not English, ‘English for Speakers of Other Languages’, or ESOL, is their way to find employment, enter education, and engage with their local communities and public services. 

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Progress for #Votesat16 as Lords endorse EU Referendum amendment

Nus Org - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 14:51

The House of Lords has called for 16 and 17-year-olds to be allowed to vote in the EU referendum, a move strongly backed by NUS.

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Thousands walk out in support for migrants and international students

Nus Org - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 14:35

Students and students’ unions across the UK came together yesterday (Tuesday 17 November) to stand in solidarity with migrants, refugees and fellow international students by taking part in the International Students Campaign's 'Day of Solidarity'. Here are some highlights from the day's actions. 

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Just seven days left to defend our democracy

Nus Org - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 17:15

Gloria De Piero MP and NUS’ Robbiie Young team up to send out a rallying call for all students to register to vote by Friday 20 November.

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We need to talk about consent: NUS women’s officer speaks on panel

Nus Org - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:23

Following the launch of NUS’ lad culture campaign, the National Youth Theatre (NYT) has produced a thought-provoking play called Consensual. NUS women’s officer Susuana Amoah was invited to speak on a one-off panel discussing the play’s key theme, consent.

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2/5 universities to miss carbon targets

Nus Org - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 11:43

Two fifths of universities are on course to miss their own carbon targets. Our sector is failing students on the sustainability agenda.

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The higher education green paper in a nutshell

Nus Org - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 11:28
The government has today outlined new proposals for the higher education sector within its green paper. But what does it mean for students and academics?
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NUS responds to higher education green paper

Nus Org - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 09:30
NUS is today responding to the government’s higher education green paper, which outlines ‘ambitious proposals to put students at the heart of higher education’.
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88% of Ulster University students vote to remain affiliated to NUS-USI

Nus Org - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 18:15
NUS-USI spent yesterday campaigning at Ulster University’s four campuses across Northern Ireland with colleagues and officers from NUS UK, USI, NUS Scotland and NUS Wales. 
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COP21 - Take action against climate change

Nus Org - Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:29

Today students across the country are taking action on COP21 – demanding bold action on the climate. But what is COP21 and how can you become part of a global movement for change?

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Two thirds of freshers not aware of sexual harrassment reporting procedures at university

Nus Org - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 00:00

NUS is today releasing data which shows that 61 per cent of first-year students are not aware of procedures to report sexual harassment incidents at their universities.

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Register now for Student Sustainability Summit

Nus Org - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 10:52
Registration is now open for this year’s Student Sustainability Summit – an event for activists and officers putting sustainability at the heart of our student movement.
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#CutTheCosts Westminster lobby announced

Nus Org - Thu, 10/15/2015 - 16:12

The burden of debt being piled onto students’ shoulders is creating a crisis – not just in education, but for the economy. Join us in Westminster on 8 December and demand that politicians #CutTheCosts of student debt.

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Students Organise for Sustainability at the Eden Project

Nus Org - Mon, 10/12/2015 - 11:01

Last week, NUS was part of the launch of Students Organising for Sustainability – an alliance of nearly fifty student groups, spanning 15 countries and 5 continents.

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Megan Dunn joins TUC National Demonstration in Manchester

Nus Org - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 11:00
NUS President addresses crowd in attendance at rally during the Trades Union Congress National Demonstration in Manchester.
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International Students’ Campaign Day of Solidarity

Nus Org - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 16:20

Students across the country are taking part in a national walk-out day on November 17 to highlight their dissatisfaction with government immigration policies.

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