• The People’s Vote: An opportunity for young adults to reclaim their future

    Flashback to the 23rd of June 2016. It is our final school assembly, the same day we wave goodbye to our British headmaster, who had guided the school for 25 years. I am gripped to my phone, so is my friend to my left, and a few other Year...
  • BREAKING: Students’ Union vote to support UCU Industrial Action

    The University of Nottingham Students’ Union (UoNSU) have voted to support the industrial action being taken by the Univesity College Union (UCU) ahead of their proposed 14-day strike over changes to their pension scheme. In a statement released today, the Students’ Union Officers confirmed that the vote, taken by...
  • Why plans to fine universities that fail to defend free speech are an overreaction

    On Boxing Day the Minister for Universities, Jo Johnson, announced that next year a new regulating body will be set up, with the power to fine universities that fail to defend free speech. This is chiefly a response to the NUS’ policies on no-platforming, where students’ unions prevent speakers...
  • UoNSU officers join NUS march against tuition increases

    The National Union of Students took part in a march in central London on Saturday 19th of November in protest against the proposed Education Bill, demanding for quality education with limited costs. According to The Guardian, students and lecturers are upset over the government’s plans for an “ideologically led market...
  • Students rent costs rise by nearly a quarter in recent years

    According to figures from the National Union of Students and Unipol, weekly rent for student accommodation has risen by as much as 23% since 2009. The average student rent is as much as 85% of the the maximum student loan and grant available, leaving little money left for all...
  • Nick Scott: “Has the NUS Decided to Grow Up?”

    After a close call in the summer, the NUS needs to show students it is getting its act together. Confession time. In the referendum on whether the University of Nottingham should disaffiliate from the National Union of Students, I voted leave; but no, I voted remain on June 23rd...
  • BREAKING: NOTTINGHAM VOTES TO REMAIN IN NUS

    The University of Nottingham Students’ Union have announced that they will remain in the National Union of Students (NUS).  Below are the statistics for the Nottingham referendum: Remain: 1227 votes Leave: 803 votes Abstain: 10 votes Total: 2040 votes The quoracy level for this referendum was set at 836 votes. Angharad Smith, President of...