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A New Deal

New Deal for the next generation
Winning the general election for students

Squeezed by global recession and biting financial pressures, uncertain about their prospects and our futures – this rising generation, made up primarily of students in colleges and universities, is the first in modern history to have the dubious distinction of standing to be worse off than their parents.

We feel let down by politicians who failed to speak on our behalf in a world where the odds were already being steadily stacked against us.

These high stakes show why we need to channel our anger into both thinking and doing better. Think about what’s happening out there:

  • youth unemployment up to nearly a million
  • Public services cut by many millions
  • Higher education in turmoil
  • Further education struggling to make every penny count

Students and students’ unions are vital members of their communities – through volunteering, social action, clubs and societies – contributing to their localities, playing their part.

We need to be ready in May 2015 to talk, take action, and have the biggest possible impact on the people who are seeking election. We want our elected representatives to represent us.

General election 2015 (GE2015) is less than two years away. What is decided on 7 May 2015 will shape the lives of the next generation. Let’s shape our future together.

Watch this space for further information on NUS exciting new ‘We are the Change’ community organising project, and news and resources on what Students’ Unions can do to help win GE2015 for students.

NUS releases 'New Deal for the Next Generation' general election manifesto

Mon 06 Oct 2014

NUS has launched the 'New Deal for the next Generation' manifesto today which outlines the policy asks students' unions and the student movement will be demanding from the party that wins the general election in May next year.

Lobbying Act: update

Mon 29 Sep 2014

This is an update on the Lobbying Act (Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014) and with initial advice to students’ unions on whether you should register your union as a non-party campaigner.

Workshop: Developing your leadership identity

Thu 28 Nov 2013

Exploring the importance of women creating a leader identity that is authentic and founded on values.

Women in Leadership round up

Thu 28 Nov 2013

130 women staff and student officers came together for the first ever Women in Leadership conference

Workshop: Diversifying the movement

Thu 28 Nov 2013

A case study on increasing the number of women leaders in students' unions


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