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Daily Media Digest: Tuesday 24 April - Friday 27 April 2012

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NUS celebrates 90 years at annual conference

FE Week

... educational institutions in the UK descended upon Sheffield's City Hall to attend the National Union of Students (NUS)flagship National Conference.

 

Don economic armour or face more blood-letting, says Hefce's leader

Times Higher Education

... president of the National Union of Students, earlier in the conference, which was held in ... In a wry dig at university heads, the NUS leader compared ...

Further and Higher Education:

UEL vc to lead Million+

Times Higher Education

By Rachel Williams The Million+ group of post-1992 universities has appointed Patrick McGhee, the vice-chancellor of the University of East London, ...

Open for business? Why universities must collaborate on OpenCourseWare

The Guardian (blog)

Leading higher education specialists from across the world convened at Cambridge University in April for a landmark global conference on the future of ...

The week in higher education

Times Higher Education

David Willetts escaped much of the flak in February's row over the appointment of Les Ebdon as director of the Office for Fair Access despite being behind ...

Sector awaits signal on student numbers

Times Higher Education

At an Inside Government conference on higher education provision held in London last week, William Locke, head of learning and teaching at the Higher ...

Ofsted grades continue to fall for 157 Group colleges

FE Week

Further education colleges should be judged on all aspects of their work and not just those in an Ofsted inspection, according to a membership body.

College redundancies and restructures

FE Week

But as figures revealed last week show the country slipping into a “double-dip” recession, the threat, according to the University and College Union (UCU), ...

Students pitch Occupy camp outside Brookes

Cherwell Online

They oppose “the privatisation of Higher Education in general“ and therefore called on the university to “make a public statement condemning the hike in ...

London Met UCU returns 'no confidence' vote on vc

Times Higher Education

By David Matthews The University and College Union has called on the governors of London Metropolitan University to “intervene and re-direct” the ...

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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.

 
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.

 
'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.

 
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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NUS Black Students' Officer Malia Bouattia wins #EightWomen award

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Charity fundraising partner Student Adventures goes into administration

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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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