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A culture change is needed within our universities

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:41

Students at the London School of Economics (LSE) last week started an occupation in response to the marketisation of higher education. Other universities such as Warwick, Oxford and UAL have also started their own occupations. NUS Journalist Mariya Hussain looks at why this is the case.

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MPs Questions hosts Plymouth MPs and PPCs

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:10

This week on MPs Questions, Plymouth Sutton and Devonport's MP Oliver Colvile, Conservatives, and PPC Luke Pollard, Labour, today address general election issues on Twitter.

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How big news is crippling people's ability to work

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:44

I think it’s safe to say that it has been a pretty big week for news, acknowledges NUS Journalist James McCrory. So much has gone on, what with Jeremy Clarkson getting sacked from the BBC for punching his producer. Imagine that, a man being sacked for assaulting a co-worker! Also anarchy has ensued as the unthinkable happened when Zayn Malik quit One Direction… It’s all too much!

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Student sex work ‘must be choice, never a necessity’

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:00

Significant numbers of students are turning to sex work in order to avoid debt and cover basic living expenses, a groundbreaking new report from Swansea University and NUS Wales has found.

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Elect or Reject

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 06:00


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Getting the student voice in global climate negotations

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 15:51

As we approach the crucial UN climate negotiations in Paris, we need to make the student voice too powerful to ignore.

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Crystal Lameman calls for an end to fossil fuel extraction at #SSS15

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 12:04

In her opening keynote at the Student Sustainability Summit, tar sands activist Crystal Lameman spoke on her experiences of opposing fossil fuel companies.

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Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:00

Get just one friend to register to vote so you can all have a say. And be heard.

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NUS Wales takes MPs Questions to Cardiff Central

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 15:00

This week on MPs Questions, Cardiff Central's MP Jenny Willott, Lib Dems, and PPCs Jo Stevens, Labour, Richard Hopkin, Conservatives, and Chris Von Ruhland, Greens, Anthony Raybould, UKIP, and Martin Pollard, Plaid Cymru, today address general election issues on Twitter.

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Hidden costs of university are crippling students

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 10:20

NUS Journalist Emma Jacobs looks at the damaging effect of hidden costs students face when they reach higher education.

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Refusing people treatment will seclude and isolate

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 10:00

David Cameron recently announced that he wants to take Employment Support Allowance (ESA) benefits away from people suffering from obesity and alcohol or drug related problems, if they refuse to have treatment. He noted that he wanted to incentivise people to get treatment and lead a fulfilling life through work, explores NUS Journalist James McCrory.

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NUS brokers a new deal for work and tackles youth employment

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 09:34

Today we are launching the 'Commission for Work' report. The report is the culmination of written and oral evidence from a diverse range of 12 commissioners – Trade Union Congress to British Chamber of Commerce - brought together by NUS in the first collaborative approach to tackling youth employment issues.

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What's the best thing about being a student mother?

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:00

On Mother's Day there will be many students giving flowers and gifts, but there will be a lot of students receiving them as well. We asked students mothers to tell us about their experiences of motherhood while studying at the same time.

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The cost of living crisis through the eyes of students

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:31

For many students starting university taught them not only about their subject, but also about money. Students are finding that the cost of living and studying is going up, and the loans and grants they receive simply do not cover everything, reports NUS Journalist Mariya Hussain.

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MPs Questions goes to Kingston-Upon-Hull North

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 15:00

This week on MPs Questions, Kingston-Upon-Hull North's MP Diana Johnson, Labour, and PPCs Dehenna Davison, Conservative, Mike Ross, Lib Dems, and Martin Deane, Greens, today address general election issues on Twitter.

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Apprentices are worth the national minimum wage

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:00

General election campaigning in the lead up to May has so far seen a lot of attention put on further education apprenticeships. It seems to be, on all fronts, the answer to lowering unemployment and battling reliance on benefits, states NUS Journalist James McCrory.

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Why is My Curriculum White?

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:00

Universities love to highlight their inclusivity and diversity, be it in the student body or the range courses taught. What we find however is that the content of those courses, the things we are being taught are not inclusive or diverse, reports NUS Journalist Mariya Hussain.

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Get ready for the world’s biggest Earth Hour

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 12:36

At 8.30pm on Saturday 28 March, hundreds of millions of people from across the world will switch off their lights in a symbolic and spectacular display. It’s a huge reminder that together we have the power to make change happen.

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The Cost of Living crisis

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:32

The Cost of Living crisis

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International Women's Day - women and sustainability

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 14:31

This International Women’s Day, we celebrated a vision of how women’s empowerment is key to a truly sustainable future.

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