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NUS votes to back referendum on student strike

The National Union of Students executive has voted to support calls for a national “student strike” in opposition to the government’s education policies, and has instructed officials to prepare for a possible nationwide ballot of student unions on the issue. At the most recent meeting of the NUS’ National Executive Council (NEC), members backed a…

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Union officers refuse prestigious award

Four student officers from the Union of UEA Students (UUEAS) have refused to accept an award at Wednesday night’s NUS Awards in protest at Coca-Cola’s sponsorship of the event. Instead of accepting the Diversity Award, given in recognition of UUEAS’s equality campaigns and policies, Liam McCafferty, Yinbo Yu, Chris Jarvis and Jo Swo walked on to…

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NUS to campaign against MPs who voted in favour of tuition fee rise

The National Union of Students (NUS) has launched a Payback Time campaign aimed at unseating MPs who pledged to vote against any rise in tuition fees. Billboards bearing the slogan “Liar liar” will be unveiled in Sheffield, Manchester and London, and advertising vans displaying similar messages will be targeting the 38 seats, mainly held by…

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Controversies for UEA union delegates at NUS conference

Chris Jarvis, Campaigns and Democracy Officer at the Union of UEA Students (UUEAS), heavily criticised a colleague’s election campaign on Twitter at last week’s National Union of Students’ (NUS) conference. Jarvis used the social media platform to campaign against Connor Rand’s bid for election to the NUS National Executive Committee (NEC); Rand is the Undergraduate…

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NUS to name and shame companies with unpaid interns

A confidential hotline is set to blow the whistle on ‘exploitative’ companies that abuse graduate interns announced NUS President Toni Pearce last week. In the run up to May’s General Election, the National Union of Students (NUS) and Intern Aware are hoping to raise awareness and encourage parties to tackle the issue in their manifestos….

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NUS delegate elections: major fall in turnout

Full-time union officer candidates won two out of the four available National Union of Students (NUS) delegate positions on Friday 7th November, as turnout fell by approximately six percentage points compared to the 2013 elections. The election also saw delegates to NUS Women’s Conference and NUS LGBT+ Conference directly elected for the first time. With…

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Election 2014: Concrete interviews your NUS delegate candidates

News editor Elliot Folan presents a series of four questions to  the 8 candidates seeking to represent UEA at the National Union of Students (NUS) annual policy-making conference. Concrete only conducted interviews with candidates for NUS National Conference; manifestos and election statements from candidates for NUS Women’s Conference and LGBT+ Conference can be found here,…

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