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Endsleigh launches new adaptable product to address evolving needs of students

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:58

Endsleigh, the number one student gadget insurance provider, has launched a new product designed to cater for the evolving needs of students as they transition from student to graduate to young professional.

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New report shows international students welcome in Britain

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:18

NUS International Students' Officer Shreya Paudel explains international students are perceived to be beneficial to the UK in the eyes of the general public, according to new research.

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Students gather for the NUS and Amnesty International Student Media Summit

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:00

The two-day event aimed at student aspiring to careers in media and journalism brought together some of the industry's most prominent speakers such as Emily Maitlis, Evan Davis and Owen Jones.

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Proposed GCSE reforms could be detrimental to many students

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:10

NUS vice president Joe Vinson explains why the Government's planned reforms to GCSE’s (the most significant set of reforms in the history of these qualifications) could be detrimental to students, and offers advice to GCSE students on their next steps. 

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A record-breaking year for A level results strengthens case against AS level reforms

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:32

With the highest number of students ever accepted into higher education today, the AS level reforms in 2015 will be harmful to students' studying in the future.

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Separating the AS and the A level will harm students' progress

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:23

NUS Vice President (Further Education) Joe Vinson explains how the current AS level and A level structure helped him and others through post-16 study.

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World War I Centenary

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:56

Today marks exactly 100 years since the start of The Great War, leaving behind both positive and negative influences that are still felt today.

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Government’s university funding system criticised by MPs in damning report

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:09

The government’s higher education funding system has been seen to further unravel this week. The cross-party Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee has published a damning report – raising real questions about the sustainability of student loans, and advising that an “urgent review of the sustainability of the system” is needed before government can go ahead and expand the system further.

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Reformed criminal wins 'Student of the Year' at NUS Awards

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:48

A student who has turned her life around after spending time in prison has won the “Endsleigh Student of the Year” award at the National Union of Students Awards.

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Nelson Mandela International Day 2014

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:00

Mandela Day on 18 July 2014 celebrates the extraordinary life and impact of Nelson Mandela, calling for everyone to change the world for the better.

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Women leading the way: Camila Batmanghelidjh

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:28

As part of our ongoing feature, Women Leading the Way, NUS.org.uk spoke to Camila Batmanghelidjh, Founder of Kids Company, to discuss its new campaign 'See The Child' and her experiences as a woman leader.

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Student voices in Brazil

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:00

Brazil is well known for its footballing accomplishments, but its student movement is also succeeding in bringing about positive change for Brazilian students.

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Interested in media? Sign up now to NUS and Amnesty International Student Media Summit 2014

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:20

On 21 and 22 August, the National Union of Students (NUS) and Amnesty International will host a special two-day summit for student journalists.

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The FAIRTRADE Mark turns 20!

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:00

In the 20 years of its existence, Fairtrade has certified thousands products - even footballs, flowers and beauty creams. NUS.org.uk spoke to the Schools team at the Fairtrade Foundation to find out how thousands of students in the UK have strengthened the Fairtrade movement.

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Youth on Board Awards 2014

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:14

Do you know a young person, a project or an organisation that has excelled in empowering young people? Nominate them for a Youth on Board Award!

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World Oceans Day 2014

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 15:00

This week, World Oceans Day is being celebrated worldwide to raise awareness of the importance of ocean protection. Sustainable fishing includes our responsibility to buy sustainable fish, and there are some great tips on what to look out for.

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Hundreds of students lobby against proposed cuts to Disabled Students Allowance

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 17:30

All around the country students and students’ unions have been mobilising, organising all key stakeholders in sending the message - don't cut us out!

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D-Day 70th Anniversary

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:30

Exactly 70 years ago, the Second World War saw the largest amphibious assault ever launched that would change the course of world history.

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Student survey debunks myths around DSA cuts, as hundreds of students lobby their MPs

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 01:00

Despite claims from the Government that cuts to DSA funding are being made to a majority of students who own their own computer, an NUS specifically commissioned survey – ‘Degrees of Discrimination’ - now proves that almost half of disabled students acquire their laptops through funding they receive, compared to only eight per cent of non-disabled students.

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NUS launches Alcohol Impact

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 17:30

NUS is proud to have launched Alcohol Impact at the University of Brighton this week, with crime prevention minister Norman Baker and vice president for welfare Colum McGuire.

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