The Scottish government’s budget risks damaging students and colleges, the NUS has argued.
It is the continuing duty of the Left in the UK to champion the value that we should place to education.
Usman Ali, National Union of Students (NUS) Vice President (Higher Education), writes of the flaws in the university access agreements, unveiled this week.
The Welsh Education minister has announced that part-time students are to enjoy the same type of financial support as that made available to full time students.
Liam Burns, the President of NUS Scotland, writes about the “Reclaim Your Voice” campaign, and looks at the challenges facing students in Scotland today.
With the controversial tuition fee vote looming, NUS National President Aaron Porter has hit back at Nick Clegg after accusations from the Deputy Prime Minister that he was ‘not being straight’ with student protesters over his ideas for higher education reform.
The annual cost of studying for a degree will double by 2012 – having already risen 300 per cent since 1988, through a combination of grant cuts, rising living costs and tuition fees, which the government last week confirmed would increase to a maximum £9,000 per year. The news comes as thousands of students prepare to march on Westminster today to protest the coalition’s “looming, savage education cuts”.
Senior Liberal Democrats are facing significant resistance from their political opponents over the less than graceful U-turn over student tuition fees.