Being 15 years into the 21st century you would think that as a nation so definitively imprinted with liberal values and concerned with issues of equal opportunity and fairness, the UK would be leading the way when it comes to equality. You would think that, but sadly you would be wrong, eplains NUS Journalist James McCrory.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Last week, the Sun shone a light on how strongly our society feels about 'Page 3' by NUS Journalist Emma Jacobs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join us in Leeds University Union on 23 March to take action on sustainability and social justice.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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”.
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.