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Belfast solar power station given go-ahead

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 12:54

A green light has been granted to construct a solar based power station near Belfast International Airport - the first ground-based solar power station on the island of Ireland.

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EU Referendum: 16 and 17 year-olds are being denied a say on their future

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 15:48

New NUS research shows that three quarters would vote in the EU referendum if given the chance.

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Work Experience Tips

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:00

NUS Journalist Orianna Rosa Royle shares her top tips for gaining work experience and getting a break on the employment ladder

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NUS responds to the government’s Higher Education and Research Bill

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 18:45

The government has published the first piece of Higher Education legislation for over a decade. It will enact some of the most significant reforms to the higher education sector in memory – but what’s in it, and what does it mean for students?

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Amnesty International Student Journalist Award – nominations open

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 15:36

Win a work experience placement at The Observer through the prestigious Amnesty Media Award.

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What does the Queen’s Speech mean for students?

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:59

Earlier today the Queen announced the government’s legislation for the year ahead, marking the state opening of parliament. Here’s our summary of how these plans will have an impact on students. 

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Study hacks

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:00

NUS Journalist Orianna Rosa Royle shares her top five study tips for the upcoming exam season.

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A strong, united voice for students: an open letter from NUS’ Officer team

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 13:04

We, as the current and incoming Full Time Officer team, co-sign this letter together, to students and their unions.

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The benefits of NUS: an open letter from NUS’ Officer team

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 13:04

We, as the current and incoming Full Time Officer team, co-sign this letter together, to students and their unions.

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The Higher Education white paper in a nutshell

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 17:35

The government has today followed up last year’s initial proposals for the Higher Education sector with a HE white paper. But what does this mean for students and students’ unions?

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How would students be affected by a Brexit?

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 17:26

Last month at National Conference, delegates were welcomed by Karolina Pietkiewicz from the European Students Union. We caught up with Karolina and Fernando Galan Palomares, both elected representatives of ESU, shortly afterwards to discuss students’ unions in Europe and what Britain exiting Europe would mean for students.

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European students welcome new EU Visa Directive

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 17:07

The European Students' Union (ESU) has welcomed a new EU Visa Directive that makes European education more accessible to non-EU students.

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UCLan students oppose university’s new logo

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 16:00

Students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have made their feelings clear about the proposed rebranding of the university.

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In conversation with June Sarpong

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 18:08

In October, TV personality June Sarpong lent her support to Britain’s membership of the European Union by joining the ‘Britain Stronger In Europe’ campaign. We caught up with June following her keynote speech at NUS National Conference 2016, and asked her why the students should vote to stay in the EU on Thursday 23 June.

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Sleeping your way to productivity

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 15:30

Where did I put those notes for tomorrow’s meeting? Did I blow out that candle? Insert panic mode as my mind realises that an important deadline is a week from now. And before you know it, you’re up and doing everything above.

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UCLan SU Prepare to Launch LGBT Housing Campaign

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:30

First proposed on 16 March, UCLan Students’ Union is ready to push for the introduction of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) flats for all university owned halls of residence.

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Heathrow vs Gatwick: the role of the EU

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:18

The decision on the UK’s position in the European Union and the location chosen for airport expansion are two rather major events in the political calendar. The referendum is in June and the airport decision will be the following month, but should the two have been fixed the other way around?

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When your campus is controlled by global drug laws deemed ‘unscientific’ by boffs

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 12:00

Have you ever thought about how international policy affects you on campus? You may not realise the university's disciplinary procedures on drugs has been influenced by UN decision-making going back to when Bladerunner was considered cutting-edge.

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Want to shape the future of woodland in the UK?

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 15:58

We're helping the Woodland Trust put together a student council to shape the future of woodland and trees in the UK.

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10 GREAT things the EU does for students

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 15:48

On 23 June the UK will be deciding whether to remain members of the European Union, and students could cast the decisive votes. But what has the EU ever done for YOU?

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