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May has been a mixed month for the Greens, comments NUS Jounalist Emma Jacobs as she looks back at the outcome of general election.
At NUS National Conference this year party leaders sent students a video message of their plans ahead of the general election. See what they had to say below:
What has been dubbed the most unpredictable election in recent times is a day away. The new generation of voters is a big cause of such uncertainty, and many students in that generation will be voting for the first time tomorrow.
This year’s general election is upon us and it is important, now more than ever, that people – especially young people – get out there and vote. In the 1992 general election, 63 per cent of 18-21 year olds voted. By 2005 this had fallen to 37 per cent, with a less than significant increase of about 7 per cent in the 2010 general election.
The Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Green Parties have released their manifestos and we’ve been going through them to see what they are committing to that will affect the lives of students. We’ve put together the key areas in the Party manifestos that we have campaigned for this year:
How do you make sense of the politicians’ claims and the wordy party manifestos? Which party is most likely to reflect our own views? Who will deliver the kind of society we want? Voting Advice Applications might be useful tools for you.
I attended a Guardian debate on at King’s College London on freedom of speech and its place in universities. The discussion, along with recent events, raised important questions about making sure freedom of speech is available for all.
Unite the Union has recently launched a #fightfor5 campaign through which they aim to achieve fair and decent terms and conditions for young people in work. The campaign has come in light of the abuses and mistreatments thrust upon the young working populous of Britain.
Ever wonder who the other suited Lib Dem in this now infamous photograph is?
His name is Julian Huppert, MP for Cambridge – and he kept his pledge.
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’.
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?
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.
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.
Megan Dunn has been elected as the new NUS President at NUS National Conference 2015 in Liverpool.
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.
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.
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.