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Mental Health Training

Thu 14 Aug 2014

NUS Scotland can provide Scotland's Mental Health First Aid training and other mental health training and workshops to colleges and universities.

 
'Women on Boards' consultation response

Mon 28 Jul 2014

The Scottish Government recently ran a consultation on seeking the power to introduce gender quotas on public body boards. This was welcomed by NUS Scotland, and you can read our response here.

 
Universities failing on fair representation of women on boards

Mon 28 Jul 2014

NUS Scotland research into University governing body membership reveals that institutions are far from reaching fair representation of women on boards and many are failing to meet commitments set out in their own voluntary code of good governance.

 
Become a Regional Campaigns Organiser with NUS Scotland

Fri 25 Jul 2014

Jack Douglas, President of the Students' Association of the University of the West of Scotland talks about his ezxperience as a Regional Campaigns Organiser last year.

 
Healthy Body Healthy Mind Awards 2014

Wed 11 Jun 2014

The Healthy Body Healthy Mind Awards 2014 were presented at the Scottish Student Sport conference on 10th June 2014.

 
Statement on Glasgow School of Art

Fri 23 May 2014

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Our thoughts are with the students and staff at Glasgow School of Art on this very sad day.

 
Student Mental Health Agreement Sharing Event

Thu 15 May 2014

On 13th May 2014, 16 institutions were represented at an event sharing the work they have been doing on Student Mental Health.

 
We are the Change - Edinburgh

Tue 13 May 2014

Find out more about We are the Change Edinburgh, taking place on Friday 23 May.

 
 
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My name is Gordon Maloney and, as President, I head up the 12 other executive officers who lead the organisation.

I lead the work of the Priority Network together with Priority Campaign Convenors Jules Fitzgerald and Alan McDonald.

Our previous work

Over the past three years, NUS Scotland, the Priority Campaign and thousands of students across Scotland have all achieved some huge wins:

  • A Post 16 Education Bill from the Scottish Parliament, which puts fair access in legislation, creating a strong, national framework for it to happen, and will get universities doing more
  • A commitment by over 85% of newly elected MSPs to not introduce tuition fees, to maintain places and to improve student support.
  • An increase in university funding of over £135m by 2014/15
  • £260 million in additional student loans for students, as part of a commitment to introduce a £7,250 minimum income guarantee, starting with the poorest students, from 2013/14.
  • Reversed planned cuts of £140m to Scotland’s colleges, with places protected and FE student support increased for this year.

Our work for 2014-15

Over the next year, we’re looking to build on these further, with our work focusing on:

  • A blueprint for the future of education funding, which gets the best deal for students and institutions. We want to see funding which reflects and supports our vision for education, and achieves parity of esteem between university and college, FE and HE.
  • Improving student support for further education students, ending the unfair discretionary, postcode lottery which currently exists.
  • Getting a better deal for postgraduate students, on access, funding, and information, advice and guidance.
  • Working nationally to ensure that we get strong, sustainable, autonomous and appropriately funded college students associations.
  • Building on our work this year to ensure our universities have greater transparency, democracy and accountability.

Get involved

For more information about the work of the Priority Network, get in touch, follow me on Twitter @gordonmaloney.

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