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London 2012 vs Rio 2016

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 17:43

Four years on, how do the sustainability objectives of London 2012 compare to that of the Rio 2016 games?

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The importance of international students

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 12:50

Following the news that Theresa May is set to further scrutinise student Visas in an effort to reduce immigration, recent University of Leeds grad Dominic Celica takes a look at the contribution international students make to the UK.

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The city that never sleeps

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 18:01

The launch of London Underground's Night Tube service this weekend shows London is stepping up its game to become a more vibrant 'city that never sleeps'.

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NUS wants YOU! #nusjournos

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 10:00

We are recruiting paid student journalists. We know that you are shaping the future of education and want to represent the realities of your lives through news articles.

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Double Jeopardy: 47% of 2015 graduates moved back in with parents

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:57

Almost half of the first set of university graduates who paid £9,000 tuition fees have moved back in with their parents to save money, according to new NUS research published today.

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Why haven’t British students ever heard of European Voluntary Service?

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 16:00

It’s 8am and already nearly 30 degrees. The bus meanders through a mountainous landscape shaded in lush greens and cool blues. Instead of the common British pigeon, black and white stalks grace roadside fields. Their large twigged nests defy physics, sitting precariously atop village lampposts. Beside me a group of schoolchildren sing Romanian songs joyfully. I am volunteering on a European citizenship project for children in Romania. I am a European Voluntary Service (EVS) participant!

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Young Voters Rally in Norwich for Brexit Protest

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 14:55

Over 1,000 people have protested outside Norwich City Hall in the wake of the EU referendum. The 7 July protest was organised by University of East Anglia (UEA) students Emily Cutler and Tom Johnston, both 20.

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GCSE results and subject choices predict final A-level score, say UCAS

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 13:26

A new UCAS report shines a light on the key predictors of whether a university applicant reaches their predicted grades.

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A weekend in Paris

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 11:30

Earlier this year, Eurostar had a drop in sales as a result of the attacks in Paris and Brussels. Naturally, they slashed their prices to encourage people to use their services. I was one of them.

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Ulster University KeepCup

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 11:15

Concerns are being mounted on the efforts made to reduce the usage of disposable cups inside catering outlets on Ulster University campuses.

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NUS Awards 2016: winners announced

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 18:12

This year we received over 295 nominations from 112 students’ unions across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales for our NUS Awards 2016 and we can now announce this year’s winners.

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Leading names from BBC, Buzzfeed, VICE the Guardian and Sky News announced for Student Media Summit

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 16:10

Hannah Strange, Rebecca Nicolson, Michael Crick, Adam Boulton and many more leading industry professionals are set to appear at our free event which takes place on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 August.

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Policy Responses

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 12:19

On this page you can browse all NUS policy responses published in the past few years.

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United for Education: NUS and UCU announce national demonstration

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 13:29

Students and academics set to rally for free, accessible and quality further and higher education this November.

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Law and (dis)order

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 11:28

Over the weekend, I started watching Law & Order – as in the Law & Order that spans across 20 seasons, one television movie and 456 episodes. It's probably rather ambitious on my part to think I'll be able to get through it without getting sick of the same smug faces. But the challenge has been accepted.

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What does Brexit mean for students?

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 14:28

News Britain voted to leave the EU was met with disbelief and even tears from many young people. With 75 per cent of voters aged under 24 choosing remain, it’s clear the result does not reflect the attitudes of most students towards the EU. 

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Sainsbury Review promises big shake up for Further Education

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 15:06

Today the government has published its post-16 Skills Planwhich proposes a huge overhaul to 16-19 vocational education. The Skills Plan is a direct response to Lord Sainsbury’s review of technical education.

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NUS celebrates win for young people’s Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 15:00

Over the last two years NUS has been working to ensure that the government invest heavily in Careers Information, Advice and Guidance services.

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We Want In: thank you for getting the student vote out!

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 23:00

As Britain holds its breath in anticipation of today’s EU Referendum results, Megan Dunn praises the incredible efforts of students across the UK in amplifying their voices and shaping debate on a national scale. 

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NUS responds to EU Referendum result

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 18:58

The National Union of Students (NUS) is disappointed by the results of yesterday’s referendum, particularly given the high proportion of young voters who are reported to have voted to stay in the EU. National President, Megan Dunn, has written to Downing Street and BIS ministers to ask for a range of assurances over the future of further and higher education in light of the Brexit vote. The letter is posted on the NUS website here.

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