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Erasmus+ student and staff mobility problems loom for UK

As Britain heads for its still unknown Brexit destination, concern about the European Union programme Erasmus+ is growing. Erasmus, created in 1987 to fund mobility and exchange across Europe for higher education students and...

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Our climate is breaking down. Rising seas and extreme weather events are putting tens of millions of people around the world at direct risk. And younger generations are being robbed of their future on...

Human dignity should be at the heart of our immigration system

“Refugees are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, with the same hopes and ambitions as us - except that a twist of fate has bound their lives to a global refugee crisis on an unprecedented...

The murder of George Floyd

Yet what happened to George Floyd is not an individual instance. It is a consequence of a racist system and society that puts Black people in closer proximity to harm, violence, and death than...

Pandemic closed the bar: How social media enables student parties

Despite measures easing slowly to stop the spread of coronavirus Covid-19, many students have had to forego many aspects of student life – not just at universities but also at colleges. Face-to-face lectures have...

Older and Wiser? Only Time Will Tell… by Brendan Tubridy

I never saw myself doing it as a mature student, though, and I’m quite glad because I dreaded turning 23, thinking that my youth and the best time to study were basically over. Now...

NUS Vote for International Students

Only British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizens can vote in elections to the UK Parliament, meaning scores of EU and international students will not be able to vote in the forthcoming general election. Manifestos published...

NUS responds to the Conservative Party’s general election manifesto

"The Conservative Party's manifesto shows their complete disregard for the interests of students. We were promised a full government response to the Augar review by the end of the year but all we have...

Open letter to Home Secretary Priti Patel on the government’s New Plan for Immigration

On 24 March 2021, the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, announced the government’s New Plan for Immigration (NPFI), which was launched alongside a consultation on the proposals. Following the closure of the consultation on 6...
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