Mon 13 May 2013
Find out more about Glasgow Students' Forum's campaign in response to delays in SAAS funding this year.
Thu 02 May 2013
Code ignores many recommendations from independent governance review
Mon 15 Apr 2013
Report showing the worrying levels of high pay among senior staff at Scottish universities.
Wed 10 Apr 2013
NUS Scotland is running a short survey for disabled students, getting your views on how it works. This will inform a government consultation on DSA, which it will be carrying out soon.
Wed 27 Mar 2013
Robin Parker, NUS Scotland President comments on the Stage 1 Debate over Post-16 Education Bill
Wed 06 Feb 2013
NUS Scotland has called the Scottish Government’s decision to cut colleges by £24.6m this year unacceptable.
Wed 23 Jan 2013
Scottish Liberal Democrat MSPs make reversal of proposed £34.6m cut to colleges a priority in budget negotiations
Over 20 000 emails sent to MSPs asking for college funding to be protected
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Welcome to NUS Scotland. My name is Robin Parker and, as President, I head up the 12 other executive officers who lead the organisation.
As a movement we win so much for our members. Our 2011 election campaign, Reclaim Your Voice, resulted in over 87% of current Scottish Parliament members committing to ruling out tuition fees, protecting college and university places, and improving student support.
In 2011/12 we ran a huge campaign in the face of proposed college cuts, Our Future, Our Fight, which sent 80,000 e-mails to MSPs and mobilised thousands of students across Scotland. The result? The government reversed their decision, putting money back in to colleges – including £11.4 million in bursaries.
After years of campaigning a tenancy deposit scheme has been introduced to protect rent deposits from unscrupulous landlords, and we’ve secured the best student support package in the UK for higher education students, with huge increases for the poorest.
Together these wins are the foundations for winning on our priority campaign this year –Unlock Scotland’s Potential – aiming to improve Scotland’s (worst in the UK!) record on access to university for students from poorer communities, making sure access to education is based on potential, not background.
If you have any questions about our campaign, please get in touch, find us on facebook or follow @NUSScotPriority on twitter.