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Network Rail deems ‘Liar Liar’ billboards too political and removes images

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:08

The second stage of NUS' national ad campaign has been thwarted by Network Rail who hastily removed the image attached from billboards last night, after they were deemed ‘too political’.

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When I'm old enough, will I waste my vote?

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:58

I can’t vote until next year and I’m bitterly disappointed. But once I get the vote, will I exercise it or will I be like nearly six in ten of UK 18-24 year olds who chose not to vote in the 2010 general election?

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The UK needs international students

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 16:20

Immigration really seems to be the be-all-and-end-all of this year’s election. It truly is the hot topic taking over as the main talking point – or should I say arguing point – of all interviews, media debates and manifesto launches.

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Universities should have more care for their students’ wellbeing

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 14:05

As exams loom over students across the country and essay deadlines move closer and closer some students find they are lacking the support they need at this stressful time.

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Megan Dunn elected as new NUS President

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:36

Megan Dunn has been elected as the new NUS President at NUS National Conference 2015 in Liverpool.

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MPs Questions focuses on higher education issues

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 18:34

This week on MPs Questions, PPCs Vince Cable, Lib Dems, Liam Byrne, Labour, Dave Cocozza, Greens, and Greg Clark, Conservatives, today focuses on Higher Education issues on Twitter.

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In conversation with Michael Winterbottom

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 15:33

We spoke to Michael Winterbottom about directing the new film documentary The Emperor's New Clothes starring Russell Brand. The Emperor's New Clothes looks at the growing disparity between different economic classes.

Buy tickets to see The Emperor's New Clothes here.

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MPs Questions focuses on further education issues

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 14:06

This week on MPs Questions, PPCs Vince Cable, Lib Dems, Liam Byrne, Labour, and Dave Cocozza, Greens, and Nick Boles, Conservatives, today focuses on Further Education issues on Twitter.

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Men now legally entitled to paternity leave

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 13:44

Britain is now a country that legally entitles men to paternity leave. Working couples now have the right to a shared allotment of parental leave of up to 12 months. This is great right? It most certainly is, but it seems that not everyone is happy with the new legislation. Who, you ask? Well employers of course.

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NUS Conference Live Wall

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 12:11

Follow all the action from NUS National Conference 2015 on our live social wall.

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NUS Conference Live Wall

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 12:11

Follow all the action from NUS National Conference 2015 on our live social wall.

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Election Elephants

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 09:12

Is your memory as good as these politicians?

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Politicians branded liars in national ad campaign

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 09:00

Today NUS launched a nationwide advertising campaign which will demand the MPs who broke the NUS 'Funding our Future' pledge in 2010 lose their seats this general election.

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Lib Dem MPs who kept the pledge against tuition fee increases

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 15:01

In 2010 all 57 Liberal Democrat MPs signed the NUS 'Funding Our Future' pledge to vote against an increase in tuition fees. There were 21 Liberal Democrat MPs who kept their promise and voted against the coalition government's plan.

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MPs who broke the NUS ‘Funding Our Future’ Pledge

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 17:59

During the 2010 election campaign, just under 1,500 prospective Members of Parliament signed the NUS Funding our Future pledge:

'I pledge to vote against any increase in fees in the next parliament and to pressure the government to introduce a fairer alternative.'

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The first social media election

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:40

As elders like to frequently remind us, young people are always plugged in. Whether it is checking your group Whatsapp every few minutes to see if anything new has happened or making sure your instagram followers saw your last meal, it can be tiresome. However, the 2015 election has seen a surge in political activity taking place on our favorite feeds, reports NUS Journalist Emma Jacobs.

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University - a time of great change in a student

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:21

University is a time of great change in a student’s life, comments NUS Journalist Mariya Hussain. From the emotional upheaval of moving away from home or going into a new place with knowing no one, to the stress academics, exams and competition with other students, a student’s mental health can be greatly impacted.

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Company perks now include egg freezing

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:49

The aptly named 'perks arms race' between big companies like Apple and Facebook has been taken to the next level, comments NUS Journalist James McCrory. The Silicon Valley heavyweights have always been in constant competition when it comes to making their places of work – company offices – as Über futuristic, accommodating and enticing as possible.

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Zero-hour contracts a hot topic in the run up to the election

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:00

The run up to this election has really seen some unexpected issues take the limelight. One of those most prominent has been the debate surrounding zero-hours contracts which has really turned into a major focal point in this election debate.

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No matter who wins we still have to fight for how we view our education

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:00

With Labour pledging to reduce tuition fees to £6,000 if they are elected in the upcoming general election, the issue of how much students should pay for their education has once again come to the fore. And with some university bosses calling for the ability to implement fees of up to £16,000, we have to question how much is our education worth.

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