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Toni Pearce

Toni Pearce

Toni Pearce is the President of the National Union of Students (NUS).

Mon 20 Oct 2014

Let's make the student voice too powerful to be ignored

We have been let down time and time again by politicians. We’ve seen EMA and the Adult Learner Grant...
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Tue 14 Oct 2014

Why I'm marching for Maxwell on #18oct

I’m really proud to be marching and speaking alongside my colleagues in trade unions this weekend. On 18 October...
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Mon 06 Oct 2014

Students hold the key to the next election

Given that less than half of young people  turned out to vote in the last general election in 2010, I...
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Wed 01 Oct 2014

Apprentices need a pay rise – lets clamp down on poverty pay

Today the minimum wage for apprentices has risen - by just five pence. That’s right. The minimum wage for apprentices...
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Mon 15 Sep 2014

Our unqualified opposition to anti-Semitism

I’m really proud that our movement takes safe spaces seriously. I’m really proud that we create spaces in...
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Tue 01 Apr 2014

Letter to a first time NUS National Conference delegate

I remember my first NUS conference really well. I hadn’t really been that involved in my students’ union at...
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Thu 06 Mar 2014

Why my third year changed my life

In 2013 I was given a diagnosis that will change my life. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type III. A rare hereditary...
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Tue 25 Feb 2014

No surprises: why we need to #FixIntFees

When it comes to making life-altering decisions, I do not like surprises.  I like to have all the information...
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Mon 03 Feb 2014

It's time for women to lead the way

I’m so excited about “I Will Lead..” and I’m so proud that it’s a priority for NUS...
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Thu 23 Jan 2014

The job market isn’t working for students

One million young people unemployed. It’s a figure that you hear a lot. You hear it from all political...
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Mon 20 Jan 2014

NUS webinar programme – supporting officers between events

When I was a student officer in at Cornwall College, I was really lucky. I was a sabbatical president of...
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Wed 27 Nov 2013

Keynote speech to AOC Annual Conference 2013

Below is a transcript from my speech to AOC Annual Conference on Thursday 21 November  2013 Good morning. I am...
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Mon 11 Nov 2013

#WeAreTheChange and the importance of community organising

Below is a speech I gave this morning at our community organising event #WeAreTheChange Good morning. Welcome to Manchester. I...
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Mon 04 Nov 2013

Challenging Views

This blog was co-written by Toni Pearce and Dom Anderson. The student movement prides itself on its openness debate...
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Fri 04 Oct 2013

NUS secures win on student loan book

The Chief Secretary of the Treasury, Danny Alexander, earlier this year argued that to get value for the taxpayer, the...
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Tue 17 Sep 2013

Women in Leadership

Last week was an interesting one for me, and definitely the kind of week that defines what it is to...
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Fri 13 Sep 2013

Speech to TUC Congress 2013

The following is a link to a video that features the speech I gave to TUC Congress this week. The...
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Thu 12 Sep 2013

Universities UK Conference remarks

The following blog is the transcript of my Remarks at the Universities UK Conference in Leicester on 12 September 2013...
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Mon 29 Apr 2013

New traineeship scheme is a big step in the right direction, but the details will be key.

In the current economic climate we constantly hear that we must rebalance the economy, start “making things again”, build newly...
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Thu 21 Mar 2013

Another EMA is possible

Lack of evidence appears to be a major theme of our current government’s waves of reform. The scrapping of...
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Toni Pearce

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