Articles from National Union of Students (NUS)

NUS president Toni Pearce on challenges facing young people in FE

FE News interviews Toni Pearce, president of the National Union of Students (NUS), at the Association of Colleges annual conference.

Student Leaders call for support as NUS Scotland survey finds three in five students concerned about finances

Students relying on food banks and unable to pay their rent as unemployment rises  @nusuk

NUS student survey finds students relying on food banks

Three in five students continue to say that Coronavirus has had some degree of impact upon their income, a new survey from NUS (National Union of Students) has found.

Scottish student renters face a financial crisis due to the pandemic, NUS survey finds

Over two-thirds of student renters (71 per cent) are concerned about their ability to pay rent. One in seven would not be allowed to leave their tenancy early due to coronavirus. 25 per cent of students have been unable to pay their rent in full in the last four months and around a third of students (33 per cent) have been unable to pay their bills in full.  Over two-thirds of student renters (71 per cent) in Scotland are concerned about their ability to pay rent with a quarter having been unable to pay rent (25 per cent) and a third unable to pay bills (33 per cent) during the pandemic, a new survey from NUS Scotland has found.

Scottish Funding Council announces £5m Digital Poverty fund to tackle digital exclusion among disadvantaged students

@NUSScotland welcomes £5m Digital Poverty fund to help disadvantaged students bridge the “digital divide”  A new £5 million fund has been created to help colleges and universities tackle digital exclusion among disadvantaged students, the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) has announced.

NUS Scotland responds to the First Minister’s announcement on online learning

Responding to the First Minister’s announcement today that universities will remain online until the end of February and colleges will continue to follow the level guidance for their local authority area, Matt Crilly, NUS (@NUSScotland) Scotland President, said:

Relooking at educations purpose and the way we learn - Zamzam Ibrahim


NUS student survey sends clear message to government – invest in mental health now

@nusuk - Over half of students’ mental health is worse than before the pandemic  52 per cent of students say their mental health has deteriorated or been affected negatively by Covid-19 Only 20 per cent of students have sought mental health support 29% of those who said their mental health had been negatively affected had sought help Of those seeking help 57% are satisfied with how they’ve been supported Over half of the UK’s students say their mental health has deteriorated or been affected negatively by Covid-19, a new survey from NUS (National Union of Students) has found. The results bring to light the enormous impact that the pandemic has had on student mental health and provide a clear statement to government - invest in mental health now.

NUS calls for ‘urgent student support’ at upcoming spending review

The National Union of Students (@nusuk) has said students need urgent financial support as well as a plan for a new education system built on the principles of being lifelong, fully-funded, accessible and democratic, at the upcoming spending review.

NUS calls for more FE funding in Scottish Budget

The Scottish government must do more to protect colleges in its upcoming budget, student union NUS Scotland has warned.

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