Tag: NUS


Is this the end of mass student protest?

I began writing this from a graffitied wooden desk on the third floor of a spectacular Waterstones branch in Bloomsbury, Central London – a thriving student area, home to three of the capital’s biggest universities – UCL, SOAS and the University of Westminster. It happens to be the very same desk my Father sat at…

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Low attendance at National Student Strike lands sharp blow to NUS campaign

The National Union of Students (NUS) hosted its first-ever ‘Student Strike for Education’ in Central London yesterday (Wednesday 2nd March) in a bid to build strong student momentum behind its “New vision for education” campaign. Despite the national advertising campaign running up to the day – largely carried out via social media – the event…

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Bursaries for new students cut by up to £500

Bursaries will be reduced by as much as £500 for next year’s cohort, despite the continuing rise in student living costs such as accommodation and food. Care leavers and students with household incomes of less than £16,000 will be hit the hardest, with £500 reductions of £3,000 to£2,500 and £1,800 to £1,300 respectively. Students with household…


Sick of student unions?

Do you feel represented? I don’t. Zamzam Ibrahim is the president elect of the National Union of Students (NUS). Her job is to represent all UK students in higher and further education. But she’s come under fire for stating she wanted to ‘oppress white people’ and ‘have an Islamic takeover’, comments she made when she…



The NUS has conducted research into the gambling habits of students at university. Their definition of gambling ranges from buying scratch cards over the counter to playing poker at casinos. Research showed that over half of students who gambled did so to supplement their income, and that nearly a quarter of those felt guilty when…

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