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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 ...

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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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Trade union body, The Irish Congress of Trade Unions, and student group, NUS-USI, are today launching the first ever partnership of its kind in Northern Ireland between the trade union movement and student movement. The partnership will enable the two organisations to work collectively to create positive change on issues like education, equality matters, apprenticeships and workers’ pay. The partnership is being launched at Queen’s University Students’ Union today.

 
Northern Ireland must not be left out in the cold on marriage equality

Ahead of tomorrow’s equal marriage rally in Belfast city centre, NUS-USI LGBT Officer Colin Chan has said Northern Ireland must follow the lead of Ireland and Britain and deliver marriage equality. He said that failure to create measures to implement marriage equality urgently could potentially damage Northern Ireland’s chances of attracting jobs and companies to invest and do business here.

 
NUS-USI delivers big win for part-time and postgraduate students

Following pressure from NUS-USI, on 10 June, the DEL Minister launched options for consultation on providing significantly increased support for postgraduate and part-time HE students.

 
Student Leader says changes for part-time and postgrad students must tackle money worries

Following the DEL Minister’s launch of a consultation on financial arrangements for postgraduate and part-time students, NUS-USI President Rebecca Hall has said that any changes must robustly address the significant financial worries that exist for students in Northern Ireland.

 
 

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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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