Responses to consultations

NUS is the student voice on national issues

NUS represents the views of students to a number of national organisations with a stake in higher and further education policy in the UK. 

You can browse key NUS’ policy responses in recent years below, including consultation responses, statements on policy proposals and briefings for MPs.

Further Education

Building our Industrial Strategy Green Paper (April 2017) 

NUS’ response to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).  DOWNLOAD NOW >

Written Evidence to the Post-16 Area Reviews Enquiry (September 2016) 

A response to the House of Commons Education Committee Inquiry. DOWNLOAD NOW >

Low Pay Commission National Living Wage consultation (September 2016) 

NUS’ response to the Low Pay Commission’s (LPC's) annual report on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and to offer our views on how the LPC should recommend NMW policy should change in the future. DOWNLOAD NOW > 

Department for Education Apprentice Funding Proposals consultation (September 2016) 

A response to the Department for Education consultation on apprentice funding. DOWNLOAD NOW >

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Higher Education

Education Committee inquiry on the impact of exiting the European Union on higher education response (November 2016) 
NUS’ response to the House of Commons Education Committee’s inquiry into the impact of the UK leaving the European Union on students and higher education. DOWNLOAD NOW >

TEF technical consultation response (July 2016)
NUS’ contribution to the Teaching Excellence Framework consultation by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. DOWNLOAD NOW >

Destination of leavers in HE response (July 2016)
A response to the Higher Education Statistics Agency’s review of outcomes data from higher education. DOWNLOAD NOW > 

Reforming Healthcare Education Funding: creating a sustainable future workforce (June 2016) 
NUS’ response to the Department for Health and Social Care consultation on health education funding reform including the removal of bursaries for nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals. DOWNLOAD NOW >

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Houses in Multiple Occupation and residential property licensing reforms consultation response (October 2016) 
A response to the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government consultation. DOWNLOAD NOW >

APPG briefing- Provision of Mental Health Support for 16-21 Year Olds Moving to Further and Higher Education (December 2015) 
A paper prepared for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Students. DOWNLOAD NOW >

Briefing for MPs on Housing and Planning Bill (November 2015)
A paper prepared for Westminster MPs on the Bill and proposed amendments to defend student tenant rights and provide added protections. DOWNLOAD NOW >
Response to Strategic Planning Guidance (SPG) Proposals for London Mayor's Office (October 2015) 
The draft Housing SPG provided revised guidance on how to implement the housing policies in the London Plan. NUS’ response to the draft guidance is outlined in this paper.DOWNLOAD NOW >

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