It’s been a year of change for the University of Sunderland Students’ Union (USSU), capped off by its first ever online election and foray into online campaigning. The pixels have settled and the results are in – now it’s time to reflect and evaluate the digital engagement strategy that underpinned this profound organisational leap.
Government cuts and proposed changes to the law are making it more difficult for disabled learners to access mainstream education. We take an in-depth look at the changes.
By ensuring the good ethics of their supply chain through initiatives like Caring Dairy, Ben & Jerry’s strike a close parallel between their own practices and those of NUS. Through our support of the Happy Cows campaign, also championed by the company, NUS and two activist students were invited to the Netherlands to see first-hand how Ben & Jerry’s are world leaders of making their own supply chain ethical, by visiting a Caring Dairy farm.
NUS training can help you fulfil your potential within the student movement – and beyond. One of our previous attendees reflects on how the training has proven to be a great benefit.
The student movement exists to improve the lives of students and recognises the impact that learning and development have on wider society. In order to achieve this we need to challenge and change issues that threaten the ability of students to succeed in further and higher education. However, to influence change we need to mobilise students and other supporters.
To help you understand how students consume news and information, we asked a group of around 500 students what news they’re interested in and how they access it.
We look at what some students’ unions around the UK are doing to increase sport participation.
There is a wealth of talent and ideas across the student movement that, if shared, will only improve the way we communicate with our members. Bringing this together at Sussex has been a major success.
Labour MP and ex-education secretary David Blunkett on how we can support disadvantaged neighbourhoods access university.
Buzz phrases such as ‘employability skills’ litter conversations now more than ever, demonstrating the importance of supporting our students in their development.