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A radical new direction for the NUS?

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The logic of a radical vision for democratic education is winning students over, writes James Elliott.

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Selling-off the loan book would be the government’s most outrageous attack on students yet, so why aren’t we more concerned?

It shouldn’t be left up to ordinary students to organise against the privatisation of the student loan book. We both need and deserve better from NUS.

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Nightmare for SNP as NUS slams budget

The Scottish government’s budget risks damaging students and colleges, the NUS has argued.

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There needs to be fairer access to universities for the people of Scotland

It is the continuing duty of the Left in the UK to champion the value that we should place to education.

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What the university access agreements won’t deliver

Usman Ali, National Union of Students (NUS) Vice President (Higher Education), writes of the flaws in the university access agreements, unveiled this week.

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Welsh government outlines extra support for part-time students

The Welsh Education minister has announced that part-time students are to enjoy the same type of financial support as that made available to full time students.

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The challenges facing students in Scotland today

Liam Burns, the President of NUS Scotland, writes about the “Reclaim Your Voice” campaign, and looks at the challenges facing students in Scotland today.

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NUS hit back at Clegg “not being straight” claim

With the controversial tuition fee vote looming, NUS National President Aaron Porter has hit back at Nick Clegg after accusations from the Deputy Prime Minister that he was ‘not being straight’ with student protesters over his ideas for higher education reform.

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Cost of studying for a degree to double by 2012

The annual cost of studying for a degree will double by 2012 – having already risen 300 per cent since 1988, through a combination of grant cuts, rising living costs and tuition fees, which the government last week confirmed would increase to a maximum £9,000 per year. The news comes as thousands of students prepare to march on Westminster today to protest the coalition’s “looming, savage education cuts”.

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Every Lib Dem MP signed NUS pledge – will they all now cave in to Cameron?

Senior Liberal Democrats are facing significant resistance from their political opponents over the less than graceful U-turn over student tuition fees.

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