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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...

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...

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...

Another epidemic caused by COVID-19: cheating by university students

The number of allegations of collusion, plagiarism and ‘contract cheating’ (i.e., having someone else write an essay and pretending you are the author) has increased dramatically in the last few months as COVID forced...

NUS Deadlines for National Conference

For months I’ve been talking about my determination to ensure we aren’t the generation of student leaders who turn the lights off on NUS.  This week, we’ve held our final NUS UK Board meeting...

Endlesss Possibilties: How Students Can Meet During the Pandemic

In between studying online, however, there is an opportunity for them to use social media apps such as Leepse to explore, meet new and likeminded people to share their ideas and creativity, as well...

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...

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...

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...
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