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NUS comment on the referendum result

Commenting on today’s outcome of the Scottish independence referendum, Kirsty Haigh, NUS Scotland Vice-President Communities, said:“Since the campaign began, NUS Scotland has worked hard to ensure that students and young people were aware of...

NUS Scotland launches new study abroad project

NUS Scotland has welcomed new funding from the Scottish Government to encourage Scottish students to study abroad as part of their course.The Investing in Scotland’s Global Future project will see the launch of a...

Zero hours contracts outlawed at Edinburgh University

NUS Scotland welcomes agreement to end zero-hour contracts at University of Edinburgh Commenting on the agreement reached today by the University of Edinburgh and University and College Union (UCU), which means that zero-hour contracts will...

New Youth Employment Minister welcomed

SNP MSP for Edinburgh Central, Marco Biagi, has welcomed the news that Scotland will have a dedicated Youth Employment Minister and invest an extra £30million in young people.The funding will help Scotland's youth back...

University of Edinburgh to charge £9,000 a year for a degree

Student leaders at the University of Edinburgh have said that the decision by the University to charge students from elsewhere in the UK a total of £36,000 for a four year degree will be...

Scotland has fewer student start-ups

New figures from the Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA) have shown that Scotland has a poor record of supporting graduates in setting up and starting companies. Despite a large improvement from last year in...

Students on the march in Edinburgh

An estimated 4,000 students took to the streets of Edinburgh to campaign against education cuts  this afternoon.The National Union of Students (NUS) organised the event and marched the length of the Royal Mile to...

NUS calls for student support

NUS Scotland has called for action to improve student support following the BBC's Graduation Game investigation into higher education in Scotland which aired yesterday. You can still watch it on iPlayer.The programme outlined that...

Bill Aitken MSP resigns as Convener of Justice Committee

NUS Scotland has welcomed the resignation of Glasgow Conservative MSP Bill Aitken as convenor of the Justice Committee. The student body had mobilised hundreds of protestors from across Scotland to attend a demonstration outside the...


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