• SU Directory
  • Trading
  • NUS Extra


Last Week Next Week

No ratings yet. Log in to rate.

Last week (4 – 8 February)

Monday 4 February

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
Matt Hyde, NUS chief executive and Graeme Wise, assistant director policy met the director of IPPR regarding IPPR's review of higher education, directed at Labour in the run up to the 2015 general election. Contact graeme.wise@nus.org.uk for more info.

Nick Ratcliffe, head of policy at the Russell Group
Rachel Wenstone, VP HE and NUS staff met to update on each other’s work. Contact rachel.wenstone@nus.org.uk for more info.

Joe Fitzpatrick, chief whip for the Scottish National Party (SNP)
raeme Kirkpatrick, NUS Scotland VP (education) and William Moheiddeen, Scottish Executive Committee (SEC) priority campaign convenor discussed the proposed £34.6m cut to Scotland’s colleges. Contact jenny.batty@nus-scotland.org.uk for more info.

Wednesday 6 February

High-level admission forum organised by HEFCE  and UCAS
Rachel Wenstone, VP HE discussed application numbers, part-time applications, core margin policy and qualifications. Contact rachel.wenstone@nus.org.uk for more info.

UCU: tackling the deficit in post-16 education
Liam Burns, NUS president and Alex Jones, press and public affairs manager met a range of sector organisation on how to campaign for the level of investment in post-16 education to match that of the OECD average. Contact alex.jones@nus.org.uk for more info.

Thursday 7 February

Council for Industry in Higher Education (CIHE)  director, David Doherty
Liam Burns discussed NUS' involvement in the newly established National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) which the CIHE is becoming, as well as NUS' work on students' unions and employment, and NUS Scotland's Goes Global event. Contact liam.burns@nus.org.uk for more info.

Equality Challenge Unit 
Stacey Devine, NUS Scotland women’s officer and Jane Sterry, policy and public affairs officer discussed a project for Scotland’s colleges, looking at how student services can better support retention and achievement of students with protected characteristics. Contact jane.sterry@nus-scotland.org.uk for more info.

HE public information steering group
Rachel Wenstone, VP HE and Kate Wicklow, head of quality and student engagement discussed the NSS review, the Key Information Sets (KIS) update, and postgraduate information. Contact kate.wicklow@nus.org.uk for more info.

Next week (18 – 22 February)

Tuesday 19 February

Education and culture committee at the Scottish Parliament
Robin Parker, NUS Scotland president will give evidence on the Post-16 education (Scotland) bill. Contact robin.parker@nus-scotland.org.uk for more info.

Wednesday 20 February

Engaged Futures Consultation planning meeting
Alan Roberts, policy officer will discuss what the engaged university of the future might look like, and its role within society as a part of our tertiary education work. Contact alan.roberts@nus.org.uk for more info.

Thursday 21 February

Police diversity unit
Stacey Devine, NUS Scotland women’s officer and Jane Sterry, policy and public affairs officer will discuss the increased reporting of hate crime and support for hate crime victims. Contact jane.sterry@nus-scotland.org.uk for more info.

University of York deputy vice-chancellor
Liam Burns and Kallum Taylor, York Students’ Union president will highlight NUS 'Pound in your Pocket' research, and promote the importance of students' unions and employment. Contact liam.burns@nus.org.uk for more info.



No comments have been made. Please log in to comment.
Some features of this site - including article viewing - require javascript enabled.
You must be logged in to view this article - Login now


Latest in campaigns

Response to the Welsh Government’s announcement on post-compulsory education and training review

Students demand sustainability, stability and credibility for the Welsh system - and any move towards a better-organised sector, with deeper collaboration between all forms of post-16 education, should be welcomed.

Ymateb i gyhoeddiad Llywodraeth Cymru ynglyn ag adolygiad addysg a hyfforddiant ôl-orfodol

Mae myfyrwyr yn mynnu i'r system Gymreig fod yn gynaliadwy, yn sefydlog ac yn gredadwy - a dylid croesawu unrhyw symud at sector fwy cyfundrefol sydd â mwy o gydweithredu ymysg pob math o addysg ôl-16

Ideas, experiences and challenges: Wise Wales Partnership for Wales Conference 2015

Wise Wales held its second annual Partnership for Wales Conference in Neath on Wednesday 3 June.

Syniadau, profiadau a heriau: Cynhadledd Partneriaeth i Gymru 2015

Cynhaliodd Wise Cymru ei ail Gynhadledd Partneriaeth i Gymru flynyddol yng Nghastell-nedd ddydd Mercher 3 Mehefin.

Statement on the future of the Welsh language community of Pantycelyn at Aberystwyth University

In light of recent developments at Aberystwyth University, the President of NUS Wales is calling on the university to invest in sustainable, high quality Welsh-medium student accommodation.

Datganiad ar ddyfodol cymuned Gymraeg Neuadd Pantycelyn ym Mhrifysgol Aberystwyth

Yn sgil datblygiadau diweddar ym Mhrifysgol Aberystwyth, mae Llywydd UCM Cymru yn galw ar y brifysgol i fuddsoddi mewn llety cyfrwng-Cymraeg cynaliadwy ac ansawdd uchel.


Latest news

Students’ Unions Local – Coming to a town near you!

We are delighted to inform you of our upcoming Students’ Union Local events. These specially designed one-day events have been created to meet the needs of officers and staff in students’ unions.

Charity fundraising partner Student Adventures goes into administration

It has come to our attention that recently that a charity fundraising partner used by many Students’ Unions, Student Adventures, has gone into liquidation and is ceasing to trade.

University students warned to stay vigilant amidst suspected mobile phone fraud

The National Mobile Phone Crime Unit (NMPCU) has launched an investigation into a suspected mobile phone fraud targeting students at universities across the UK.

NUS criticises ‘Know Your Limits’ rape poster campaign

NUS has expressed huge concern today at the ‘Know Your Limits’ recent poster campaign to tackle rape. The poster points out that in a third of reported rapes the victim had been drinking and warns people to monitor their alcohol consumption. It is available for download on the Home Office website and has been sighted in NHS premises.

'You Never Know Your Luck' by Fred Jarvis

Former NUS President and General Secretary of NUT, Fred Jarvis, has published his memoirs reflecting on his lifelong campaigning for education. Find out where to buy here

NUS Awards 2014

Through expert training, support and knowledge students’ unions and NUS together continue to build a national movement that champions the rights of students – shaping the future of education and changing the communities we live in.


Most Read

Trending/Most Shared articles


Recent Comments