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The Cost of Living crisis

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 16:43
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International Women's Day - Tara West

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:12

International Women's Day on Sunday 8 March is all about celebrating the achievements of women so we spoke to Tara West about her work with Digital Females and her career as a woman in the digital industry.

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A slow climb for the National Minimum Wage

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:48

The Low Pay Commission (LPC), an independent body that advises the government on the country's national minimum wage, has recommended that there be a 3 per cent rise, reports NUS Journalist James McCrory. That would mean that the majority of workers in Britain would, for all their hard work and contribution to the economy, receive a whopping pay rise of, wait for it, 20 pence.

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Miliband's pledges to cut fees by a third - will it work?

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:16

With the wound of the tuition fees still raw for many students, news of Ed Miliband's pledge to cut tuition fees by a third may not be fully believed, reports NUS Journalist Emma Jacobs.

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Who's speaking at the Student Sustainability Summit?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:43

We’re excited to announce that Crystal Lameman and Sara Parkin will be the keynote speakers at the Student Sustainability Summit, in partnership with EAUC and People & Planet.

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NUS responds to Labour's Higher Education Funding Announcement

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 13:23

NUS responds to Labour's Higher Education Funding Announcement

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Taking drugs for the high (grades)

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 16:40

While students once snorted lines to get high in club toilets, the new trend is to sharpen up before a cram session or exam. Having sat 3 hour exams with only coffee and adrenaline to keep me focused, I can understand where these students are coming from.

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The Digital Revolution

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 16:37

Digital innovation has revolutionised the way in which the world runs. Digital industries are booming and pretty much every other sector is being affected by the changes too. Students now find themselves graduating into this world and universities should ensure that their graduates are equipped and well versed in the digital skills required in the job market today.

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Community work for benefits?

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 16:32

NUS Journalist James McCrory offers his views on David Cameron's announcement that a Conservative government will see young people having to do 30 hours community work each week in order to receive benefits.

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Who's connected on community and local services?

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:00

Students are members of their local communities and have just as much of a stake in them as anyone else. We too face many common challenges – whether it’s access to housing, transport or the NHS. Check out what people are saying about getting students connected to their community.

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What will you do for #GoodDeedDay?

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 14:36

Today, students across the UK are making a positive impact across campuses and communities as part of #GoodDeedDay.

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Conor McGlacken named Student Volunteer of the Year 2015

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 16:22

We’re thrilled to announce that Conor McGlacken has been named Student Volunteer of the Year 2015 as part of Student Volunteering Week.

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LGBT History Month Trailblazers3

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 10:00

This February we’re celebrating LGBT History Month and our focus is education. We believe it’s crucial to get LGBT voices deeply embedded in our schools, colleges, and universities. Whether that’s through LGBT academic leaders, ensuring our curriculum reflects the contributions of LGBT people, or discussing LGBT awareness in our Sex and Relationships Education – we want to hear our stories.

That’s why we’re profiling ten LGBT trailblazers throughout the month, to make sure these academic leaders are remembered and honoured for their unique contribution to society – and for paving the way for others to come after them.

Check out the first seven trailblazers, including Frida Kahlo, Oscar Wilde, bell hooks and Alan Turing.

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NUS announces Simon Blake as new Chief Executive

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:00

We are delighted to be able to announce that on 5 May, Simon Blake will join the National Union of Students as our new Chief Executive.

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MPs Questions hosts St. Austell and Newquay MP and PPCs

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 15:00

This week on MPs Questions, St Austell & Newquay's MP Stephen Gilbert, Lib Dems, and PPCs Deborah Hopkins, Labour, Lee Dargue, Lib Dems, Steve Double, Conservative, and Steve Slade, Greens, today address general election issues on Twitter.

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LGBT History Month Trailblazers2

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:00

This February we’re celebrating LGBT History Month and our focus is education. We believe it’s crucial to get LGBT voices deeply embedded in our schools, colleges, and universities. Whether that’s through LGBT academic leaders, ensuring our curriculum reflects the contributions of LGBT people, or discussing LGBT awareness in our Sex and Relationships Education – we want to hear our stories.

That’s why we’re profiling ten LGBT trailblazers throughout the month, to make sure these academic leaders are remembered and honoured for their unique contribution to society – and for paving the way for others to come after them.

See the first three profiles here.

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LGBT History Month Trailblazers1

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:45

We’re celebrating LGBT History Month and our focus is education. We believe it’s crucial to get LGBT voices deeply embedded in our schools, colleges, and universities. Whether that’s through LGBT academic leaders, ensuring our curriculum reflects the contributions of LGBT people, or discussing LGBT awareness in our Sex and Relationships Education – we want to hear our stories.

That’s why we’re profiling ten LGBT trailblazers throughout the month, to make sure these academic leaders are remembered and honoured for their unique contribution to society – and for paving the way for others to come after them.

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Five reasons to divest from fossil fuels

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:30

Today is Global Divestment Day. Over the UK, 25,000 students and staff are putting pressure on their institutions to pull their money out of fossil fuel companies. Why? Here’s five reasons:

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Show the love for sustainability this Valentine's Day

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:00

We know that thousands of you across the UK are taking action on sustainability every day. This Valentine’s Day, make sure you share some love while you do it.

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Thousands of students reclaim power from fossil fuel companies

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:00

Today, activists all over the world are campaigning for organisations to pull all of their money out of the fossil fuel industry as part of Global Divestment Day. In the UK alone, over 25,000 students and members of staff across the UK are putting pressure on their institutions to go fossil free.

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