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It’s time to no platform the National Union of Students

It’s time to no platform the National Union of Students

James Bickerton April 25, 2017 0

The National Union of Students (NUS) is an unmitigated moral disgrace. My only concern about the preceding sentence is that it might not be critical enough. The NUS has, once again, found itself in

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EXCLUSIVE: Can this man save the National Union of Students?

EXCLUSIVE: Can this man save the National Union of Students?

James Bickerton March 30, 2017 1

Five minutes into talking with Tom Harwood, one of three candidates running to be the next National Union of Students (NUS) President, and I’m convinced there’s been some sort of mistake. He’s yet to

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Are Universities Promoting a ‘Safe Space’ by Undermining Free Speech?

Are Universities Promoting a ‘Safe Space’ by Undermining Free Speech?

Kyle Scott Pirie March 7, 2017 0

If you have a Twitter account and have any interest in politics, it is very likely that you saw the story of Lincoln University and their Student Union. For those unfamiliar, it started when

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The Great NUS Witch-Hunt

The Great NUS Witch-Hunt

David Browne January 31, 2017 0

Two weeks ago, an Al Jazeera investigation alleged that the Israeli Embassy was secretly infiltrating political arenas in the country, including the Labour Party, and perhaps most laughably the NUS. The original headline, “Israel

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Consent classes – will UK freshers buy the nonsense?

Consent classes – will UK freshers buy the nonsense?

Elena Rider October 4, 2016 1

Another October is upon us and across the country freshers at British universities are embarking on a journey of learning, friendship and fun. Most of them will have studied really hard for their exams,

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Islamists are Not Oppressed

Islamists are Not Oppressed

David Browne September 9, 2016 0

In 2006, Christopher Hitchens warned against confusing the “gigantic power” of militant Islamism around the globe with “a cringing minority whose faith you might offend”. In a world where ISIS have since declared a

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An NUS Set Against Reform

An NUS Set Against Reform

David Browne July 29, 2016 0

For those who voted to stay in the NUS in various referenda across the country last term, the opening season of Malia Bouattia’s Presidency is unlikely to have inspired much confidence. Bouattia herself, after

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Oxford Votes for the NUS while Anti-Semitism Remains Unchecked

Oxford Votes for the NUS while Anti-Semitism Remains Unchecked

Luke Nash-Jones June 2, 2016 1

The first term for Malia Bouattia, the new President of the National Union of Students has been a challenging one indeed, with three universities: Lincoln, Newcastle and Hull voting for disaffiliation within weeks of

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Oxford Votes to Remain in NUS Amongst Referendum Controversies

Oxford Votes to Remain in NUS Amongst Referendum Controversies

Matthew Cowley June 2, 2016 1

In the latest of the recent referenda on disaffiliation from the National Union of Students, Oxford University have voted to remain in the NUS. With 57.1% voters at the University coming down in favour

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Why are NUS Pizza Discounts not Considered Promotion of “Cultural Appropriation”?

Why are NUS Pizza Discounts not Considered Promotion of “Cultural Appropriation”?

Luke Nash-Jones June 2, 2016 1

September last year, University of East Anglia student union officials banned sombreros as ‘racist’. Last month, Cambridge University students boycotted an African-themed dinner calling it ‘cultural appropriation’, and recently a Havana Nights evening was

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