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Office for Students faces further backlash

The Office for Students (OfS) has remained swamped in controversy following criticism of its composition and objectives in the lead up to its launch this April. The watchdog is set to become the official government approved regulatory body for the higher education sector, with the objective of implementing the government’s contentious Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)….

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NUS launch survey for Muslim students

November is Islamophobia Awareness Month in the UK, which for many within the Muslim community, is an opportunity to speak openly about experiences of discrimination in British society. To help speak out about discrimination, the National Union of Students (NUS), has launched a new survey which aims “to record the individual experiences of Muslim students…

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NUS LGBT+ Officer visits UEA

One of the National Union of Students’ (NUS) LGBT officers visited UEA’s Labour Students to discuss working with university communities and liberation groups. Melantha Chittenden, the Women’s Place LGBT+ Officer, led a workshop working with marginalised groups on campus on February 8. Speaking to Concrete, she praised the government’s decision to provide PrEP, a treatment…

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NSS boycott underway

As universities encourage final-year students to complete the National Student Survey (NSS), The National Union of Students (NUS) is advocating a boycott. The survey is expected to measure the perceptions of final year undergraduates in higher education institutions. The NUS say survey results will be used to justify government plans to increase student tuition fees….

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NUS leadership in Israel controversy

NUS Vice-President Richard Brooks has come under fire after recent allegations that he colluded with the Israeli Embassy to unseat NUS President Malia Bouattia. Footage was obtained by Al-Jazeera of Brooks discussing how to unseat Bouattia with an undercover reporter posing as an activist called Robin. Brooks has since referred himself to the NUS for…

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Government U-turn on higher education bill

The government has announced amendments  of their proposed bill of reforms of higher education, U-turning on their original omission of student representation in the proposed Office for Students. The amendment requires of the new Office for Students that “at least one of the ordinary members must have experience of representing or promoting the interests of…

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