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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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Newly-elected student leader publicises big win for apprentices

Fergal McFerran has been elected as next NUS-USI President at NUS-USI conference at the Hilton Hotel in Templepatrick. The newly-elected President announced news of a big win for apprentices across the UK, saying apprentices will from October be entitled to sick pay, as apprentices on the minimum wage currently don’t have sick pay.

 
Government must stop targeting students or this will be lost generation

Ahead of NUS-USI’s annual Conference which is commencing on Tuesday 31 March, NUS-USI President Rebecca Hall has said that government must stop targeting students with cuts or they will become a lost generation. She also said that the Westminster government must deliver votes at 16 for students in Northern Ireland so that they can have a say on the cuts that are affecting their everyday lives and future education and career prospects.

 
Rhybudd Dirprwy Lywydd UCM Cymru fod 'pobl ifanc wedi eu datgysylltu o wleidyddiaeth ddatganoledig'

Gyda thoc dros flwyddyn tan etholiad y Cynulliad Cenedlaethol, mae Dirprwy Lywydd UCM Cymru Ebbi Ferguson wedi rhybuddio fod pobl ifanc yng Nghymru wedi eu datgysylltu o wleidyddiaeth ddatganoledig.

 
'Young people are estranged from devolved politics', warns NUS Wales Deputy President

With a little over a year to go until the National Assembly for Wales elections, NUS Wales Deputy President Ebbi Ferguson has warned that young people in Wales are estranged from devolved politics.

 
Mae pethau wedi tawelu ar ôl Cynhadledd UCM Cymru 2015!

Nawr fod pethau wedi setlo rywfaint ar ôl Cynhadledd UCM Cymru yn Llandrindod yr wythnos ddiwethaf, dyma’r newyddion o’r ail ac olaf ddiwrnod yn ein cyfarfod blynyddol.

 
The dust has settled after NUS Wales Conference 2015!

Now that the dust has settled after our NUS Wales Conference in Llandrindod last week, here’s a quick round-up of what happened on the second and final day of our annual get-together.

 
 

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Students’ Unions Local – Coming to a town near you!

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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