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Colum McGuire

Colum McGuire is the NUS Vice President (Welfare).

Fri 24 Oct 2014

Debating student finance: legal loan sharks don't have a role to play

Payday lenders are unashamedly exploiting the perilous state of many students' finances – and I'm not convinced that they deserve...
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Tue 21 Oct 2014

Why register to vote? Because politicians pit people against each other and it must stop

“Why do OAP’s get free transport?” An interesting question. The nice person in me thinks it’s because we...
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Fri 10 Oct 2014

Why do we treat physical and mental health so differently?

In the summer of my first year at uni two of my friends became ill. One of them broke their...
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Fri 03 Oct 2014

Fair pay for NHS workers, fair bursaries for NHS students

On 13 October hundreds of thousands of NHS workers will go on strike. For members of the Royal College of...
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Wed 17 Sep 2014

Introducing Alcohol Impact

One of the lazy stereotypes of students is that they spend the day watching Bargain Hunt and Countdown, and the...
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Tue 02 Sep 2014

Home Truths: Why universities must come clean on bed spaces for new students

As we enter the final stages of Clearing many prospective students will be confirming their choice of university.   Like many...
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Fri 07 Mar 2014

The debate on student finance must reach a turning point

The student movement has been saying for years that the student finance model is inadequate. This year, I’ve been...
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Tue 18 Feb 2014

Student debt practice: a massive win for the movement

Before I became Vice President (Welfare) at NUS I met a student who was in a complete mess of a...
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Mon 27 Jan 2014

Is 2014 the year of success for sex and relationships education?

Periods and penises. That's about the extent of "sex education" many young people receive in schools today. If there...
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Wed 04 Dec 2013

The secret conversations happening on your campus right now

The price of accommodation is one of the single biggest issues affecting students today and the sector of purpose built...
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Wed 16 Oct 2013

Back to School week: Dear Colum (aged 16)

This week we’re working with Future First and the i Newspaper on Back to School Week which aims to...
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Mon 07 Oct 2013

Zones 4U

Believe it or not, I've been to every zone conference since they began! I went to my first welfare...
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Thu 01 Aug 2013

We’re going to need a bigger boat – the next campus debt campaign

A student contacted NUS in the last few months to ask for our support. We’ll call him John. Halfway...
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Tue 30 Jul 2013

Welfare: tough not fluff

Three weeks ago (how time flies!) we had our annual Welfare and Community Summer Training event where we saw over...
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Tue 23 Jul 2013

Say Yes to Homes for students and young people

This blog was first published on Yes to Homes on 22 July 2013. As far as I can see, an...
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