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Tom Harwood Pledges to “Make the NUS Ever So Slightly Less Terrible”

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by Bhadra Sreejith, News Editor Tom Harwood, who ran for NUS delegate on a satirical campaign in which he promised to defeat ISIS through NUS boycotts, has announced that he will be running for NUS President. The 20-year-old Politics student at Durham mocked the “irrelevant grandstanding” of student union leaders during his NUS Delegate campaign, promising to build a statue of Malia Bouattia, the current NUS President. “We are a…

Teaching Excellence Framework: Beneficial to Whom

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What’s On Our Students’ Minds?

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by Samiha Begum, Student Trustee LSE is under more pressure than ever to develop effective measures to tackle mental health issues on campus. Last month, the National Union of Students (NUS) revealed that 8 out of 10 students (78%) say they had experience of mental health issues in the last year. Of the 1093 students surveyed in further and higher education between November and December, 54% said they did not…

NUS pull support from Free Education demo

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By Megan Crockett, News Editor The National Union of Students (NUS) pulled its backing from Wednesday 19th November’s “Free Education: No Fees, No Cuts, No Debt” demonstration. Despite the withdrawal of support, ten thousand students from across the country took to London to march for Free Education. This demonstration would have been the first national demonstration backed by the NUS since it held the march through central London in November…

NUS Votes Against Motion on Iraqi Solidarity

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The National Executive Committee of the National Union of Students has voted not to back a motion endorsing solidarity with the Kurds against Islamic State. The motion, entitled “Iraqi Solidarity”, was backed among others by the NUS’s International Students Officer Shreya Paudel and had been co-written by Roza Salih, a recent graduate of Kurdish descent who is the Vice President Diversity & Advocacy at Strathclyde Students’ Union at Strathclyde University….

LSESU To Debate NUS Disaffiliation

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by Kallum Pearmain LSE students will be asked whether they want to remain in the National Union of Students (NUS), after the Presidents of two leading political societies submitted a motion to the Union’s Democracy Committee outlining a referendum on disaffiliation. Josh Hitchens, the chair of LSESU Conservatives, and Hari Prabu, the chair of LSESU Liberal Democrats, are set to argue that the NUS is unrepresentative, undemocratic and expensive for…