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Boycott or sabotage? NSS consulation meetings set for 30 and 31 August

Monday 08-08-2016 - 11:31

As the HE Bill moves through parliament, some universities have already begun announcing a rise in tuition fees. We want to hear from you on how best to respond.

Delegates at this year's National Conference mandated us to find the most effective strategy for challenging the government's higher education reforms, by either boycotting or sabotaging the National Student Survey.

The NSS is being targeted because the government will use the results as a measure in their new Teaching Excellence Framework, which in turn will affect tuition fees for home undergraduate students.

We have presented three options for our coordinated response to the NSS: a full boycott, a sabotage, and an abstention on the specific TEF-related questions.

Details of these options can be found here.

NSS results will be a powerful tool to enhance students' bargaining power - so we would like to hear from students' unions on how best to proceed.

We are holding consultation meetings at our London office on 30 and 31 August. They will run from 11am to 3pm and lunch will be provided.

You can register to attend the NSS consultation meetings, including any dietary or access requirements, by entering your details in our online survey or contacting holly.staynor@nus.org.uk by 17 August.

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