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National strategy team tackling 'lad culture' launches new pilot scheme

Nus Org - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:17

As new research from NUS reveals one in four students have experienced unwelcome sexual advances, Toni Pearce announces a new scheme to tackle 'lad culture' on campus.

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NUS research reveals one in four students suffer unwelcome sexual advances

Nus Org - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:00

NUS President, Toni Pearce today called on UK universities to join NUS in its work on tackling lad culture on UK campuses. The call comes as new research reveals that one in four students (26 per cent) have suffered unwelcome sexual advances, defined as inappropriate touching and groping.

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NUS and students force Government u-turn on cuts to Disabled Students' Allowance

Nus Org - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:46

NUS is congratulating students across the country for their incredible campaigning work, following a ministerial announcement this morning that the proposed reforms to the disabled students’ allowance will now not be happening this year.

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Test your knowledge with the 'I Prefer 30' quiz

Nus Org - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 17:31

We’ve partnered with the ‘I Prefer 30’ campaign to run an Eco-quiz to raise awareness of things you can do to reduce your impact on the environment – including washing your clothes at 30oc!

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Endsleigh launches new adaptable product to address evolving needs of students

Nus Org - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:58

Endsleigh, the number one student gadget insurance provider, has launched a new product designed to cater for the evolving needs of students as they transition from student to graduate to young professional.

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New report shows international students welcome in Britain

Nus Org - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:18

NUS International Students' Officer Shreya Paudel explains international students are perceived to be beneficial to the UK in the eyes of the general public, according to new research.

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Students gather for the NUS and Amnesty International Student Media Summit

Nus Org - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:00

The two-day event aimed at student aspiring to careers in media and journalism brought together some of the industry's most prominent speakers such as Emily Maitlis, Evan Davis and Owen Jones.

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Proposed GCSE reforms could be detrimental to many students

Nus Org - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:10

NUS vice president Joe Vinson explains why the Government's planned reforms to GCSE’s (the most significant set of reforms in the history of these qualifications) could be detrimental to students, and offers advice to GCSE students on their next steps. 

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A record-breaking year for A level results strengthens case against AS level reforms

Nus Org - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:32

With the highest number of students ever accepted into higher education today, the AS level reforms in 2015 will be harmful to students' studying in the future.

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Separating the AS and the A level will harm students' progress

Nus Org - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:23

NUS Vice President (Further Education) Joe Vinson explains how the current AS level and A level structure helped him and others through post-16 study.

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World War I Centenary

Nus Org - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:56

Today marks exactly 100 years since the start of The Great War, leaving behind both positive and negative influences that are still felt today.

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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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