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Daily Media Digest: Saturday 14 April - Monday 16 April 2012

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Northern Ireland gay blood donor ban shameful, say student leaders

Belfast Telegraph

The ban is to be raised by student union officials at the NUS-USI annual ... President of NUS-USI Adrianne Peltz said the organisation wanted to see ...

 

 

Paid-for gap years on offer to young adults in new scheme

Metro

The National Union of Students said it was 'good to see the government recognising the importance of creating opportunities for young people'.

 

 

SU wins gold in Green Impact Awards

The Boar

The accolade was awarded as a part of Green Impact Students' Unions, an environmental accreditation programme set up by the National Union of Students (NUS) ...

Liverpool Students' Union wins National Environmental Awards

Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool Students' Union has just been named a Gold Award winner at the National Union of Students (NUS) Green Impact Awards in Manchester.

 

 

Further and Higher Education:

 

Universities' black and minority ethnic staff still encounter ...

You +1'd this publicly. UndoTimes Higher Education

By Jack Grove Efforts to promote race equality in higher education have petered out and had "little impact", a conference has heard.

It's too early to say who the winners and losers of higher ...

The Guardian (blog)

A recent Times Higher Education article placed us in the top 10 nationally ... Yes, the Russell Group is the least badly affected, with 30% of its members ...

University appoints new Vice Chancellor

Bedfordshire News

A former Government Minister of State for Higher Education is to become the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire.

University warns ministers over donations

Oxford Mail

Government proposals to cap income tax relief on charitable donations risk undermining the tradition of philanthropy in higher education, Oxford University ...

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Myfyrwyr yn galw am estyniad o'r hen gofrestr etholiadol a phleidleisiau yn 16

Mae UCM Cymru wedi mynegi pryderon ynglyn â sut mae'r system bleidleisio bresennol yn annog myfyrwyr a phobl ifanc i fynd ati i bleidleisio fis Mai nesaf, ac eto yn etholiadau Cymru yn 2016.

 
Students call for extension of old electoral register and votes at 16

NUS Wales has expressed concerns with how the current voting system encourages students and young people to cast their ballots this May, and again in Wales’ 2016 elections.

 
'Draen dawn' o fyfyrwyr i Loegr os na fydd addewid tebyg i ôl-raddedigion

Gallai Cymru wynebu dylifiad dawn o fyfyrwyr i Loegr os nad yw Cymru'n ymrwymo i addewid tebyg am gyllid a gyhoeddwyd yn natganiad yr hydref yr wythnos ddiwethaf. Dyna rybudd Undeb Cenedlaethol y Myfyrwyr Cymru.

 
Wales could face ‘brain drain’ of students if PG pledge not matched

Wales could face a brain drain of students to England if Wales does not commit to a similar funding pledge announced in the autumn statement last week, NUS Wales has warned.

 
Help shape fairer funding and win £100!

NUS Scotland has launched a major survey of the student support system in Scotland, to help us fight for a fairer system for students.

 
Student Leader outlines catastrophic impact a DEL funding cut could have

Following today’s publication of the Department for Employment and Learning’s draft budget and spending plan, NUS-USI President Rebecca Hall has underlined her strong opposition to the proposed 10.8% cut to DEL funding within the Executive’s draft budget, saying it could have catastrophic consequences for students and the economy. She said that government must invest in students, and there must be no increase in tuition fees and no reduction in the number of student places here.

 
 

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We are delighted to inform you of our upcoming Students’ Union Local events. These specially designed one-day events have been created to meet the needs of officers and staff in students’ unions.

 
NUS Black Students' Officer Malia Bouattia wins #EightWomen award

Malia Bouattia has been voted a winner of Media Diversified’s #EightWomen awards.

 
Charity fundraising partner Student Adventures goes into administration

It has come to our attention that recently that a charity fundraising partner used by many Students’ Unions, Student Adventures, has gone into liquidation and is ceasing to trade.

 
Proposed GCSE reforms could be detrimental to many students

NUS vice president Joe Vinson explains why the Government's planned reforms to GCSE’s (the most significant set of reforms in the history of these qualifications) could be detrimental to students, and offers advice to GCSE students on their next steps.

 
University students warned to stay vigilant amidst suspected mobile phone fraud

The National Mobile Phone Crime Unit (NMPCU) has launched an investigation into a suspected mobile phone fraud targeting students at universities across the UK.

 
NUS criticises ‘Know Your Limits’ rape poster campaign

NUS has expressed huge concern today at the ‘Know Your Limits’ recent poster campaign to tackle rape. The poster points out that in a third of reported rapes the victim had been drinking and warns people to monitor their alcohol consumption. It is available for download on the Home Office website and has been sighted in NHS premises.

 
 

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