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Lack of BME professors means our education is missing something crucial

Nus Org - 2 hours 39 min ago

The people who teach us ought to be a reflection of the world around us. Our body of lecturers and professors should be diverse. However, higher education suffers from a terrible lack of such diversity with a UCU study showing that only 7.3 per cent of professorial roles are filled by black and minority ethnic (BME) professors, writes NUS Journalist Mariya Hussain.

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The quality of SRE in schools is failing students

Nus Org - 3 hours 31 sec ago

Porn is a standard part of young people's lives in the UK, according to a report released today by NUS which is calling for a commitment to statutory and improved Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) by political parties in the run up to the general election by NUS Journalist Emma Jacobs.

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Day of action - Get real on youth issues

Nus Org - 3 hours 37 min ago

The future for young people is looking bleaker and bleaker, whether it’s being able to afford the rising costs attached to studying in both further and higher education or finding work that doesn’t exploit them, times are tough for an entire generation. Today, join students around the UK take action on greater support for young people - #GenerationVote

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Oxford East MP and PPCs answer questions from Oxford Brookes Union

Nus Org - 4 hours 21 min ago

This week MP's Questions features Oxford East's MP Andrew Smith, Labour, and PPCs Melanie Magee, Conservatives, and Mark Mann, Lib Dems, to address general election issues on Twitter.

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Students turn to porn to fill the gaps in their sex education

Nus Org - 7 hours 18 min ago

In a NUS survey, students agree that porn is a standard part of a young person’s life. The results reinforce our call for statutory Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) as part of our New Deal general election manifesto. 90 per cent of the 2,500 respondents, who are now in university, echo the call.

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Has the Sun nearly put its’ hat on Page 3?

Nus Org - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:00

Last week, the Sun shone a light on how strongly our society feels about 'Page 3' by NUS Journalist Emma Jacobs.

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Greater support needed for disadvantaged students in further education

Nus Org - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:00

The scrapping of the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) left many students having to work whilst studying or miss out on access to resources, negatively impacting their education, and has even deterred some from even entering into further education, by NUS Journalist Mariya Hussain.

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Will producing 'work-ready' graduates become privatised?

Nus Org - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:00

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has recommended that employers should have more to say when it comes to curriculum design and delivery at universities, in order to effectively produce 'work-ready' graduates by NUS Journalist James McCrory.

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2015: Keep the memory alive

Nus Org - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:40

Each year on 27 January, people all over the world mark Holocaust Memorial Day to pay remembrance to the millions who lost their lives in the Holocaust and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

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The future of democracy

Nus Org - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:27

The Internet is teeming with endless amounts of information and ways of communicating with individuals, organisations and soon governments. The Digital Democracy Commission has announced their plans to make democracy in the UK more accessible online that include introducing online voting and broadcasting debates and committees from Parliament online.

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Sign the Tax Dodging Bill petition

Nus Org - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:53

Corporate tax dodging is unfair: nearly everyone loses out when tax rules allow big companies to avoid paying their fair share. We need a Tax Dodging Bill to make tax fair and to raise funds to support young people in the UK and in developing countries.

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Take climate action for Go Green Week 2015

Nus Org - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:49

As the fossil fuel industry continues to expand its profits and climate change's grip across the globe, the global divestment movement has become one of the fastest growing social movements in recent history. In the UK, Go Green Week on 9-15 February 2015 will bring together students to demand that their institutions pull money out of fossil fuel companies, with the University of Glasgow being the first university to divest from fossil fuels in Europe.

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Register for the first ever Student Sustainability Summit

Nus Org - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 15:27

Join us in Leeds University Union on 23 March to take action on sustainability and social justice.

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MPs Questions visits Canterbury MPs and PPCs

Nus Org - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:29

This week on MP's Questions Canterbury PPCs James Flanagan, Lib Dems, Stuart Jeffery, Greens, and Hugh Lanning, Labour, today address general election issues on Twitter.

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Could you provide a voice for student well-being?

Nus Org - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:50

The Mental Well-Being in Higher Education (MWBHE) would like to give students the chance to share their mental health experiences whilst at university, as part of their next Conference in February.

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Effective careers advice is badly needed

Nus Org - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 14:53

It seems that Britain’s young people are no longer a priority, says NUS Journalist James McCrory, as our current government seems to be doing nothing in the way of safeguarding our young people’s futures through effective careers advice in schools.

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Shocking statistics from the University of Dakota

Nus Org - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 14:44

A recent survey, conducted by the University of Dakota, found that a third of ‘university aged’ men admitted they would rape a woman “if they could get away with it”. This statistic sends shivers down my spine, reports NUS Journalist Emma Jacobs. There I was thinking that 2014 was the year of the women...

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New government proposal stifles free speech

Nus Org - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 14:34

University is a place where ideas are discussed, debate heard and concepts criticised, comments NUS Journalist Mariya Hussain. It is a place of education that allows for the expansion of the mind by making full use of the right to freedom of speech. However the new Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill currently being considered by Parliament would curtail and stifle that freedom, and have a “seriously inhibiting effect on bona fide academic debate in universities”.

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MPs Questions hosts Norwich South MPs and PPCs

Nus Org - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 14:38

This week on ‘MPs Questions' Norwich South MP Simon Wright, Lib Dems, and PPCs Clive Lewis, Labour, Lesley Grahame, Greens, Lisa Townsend, Conservatives, and Steve Emmens, UKIP, today address general election issues on Twitter.

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National Voter Registration Day 2015

Nus Org - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:36

On 5 February, we are celebrating National Voter Registration Day and we want you to join us in getting students registered to vote with our photo competition!

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