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University of Manchester Students’ Union backs BDS

After the Students’ Union voted to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign, The Mancunion looks into the debates surrounding the movement

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An NUS Women’s Officer is unnecessary

The newly elected NUS Women’s Officer stands for nothing but criticising imaginary problems

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NUS President Malia Boutattia condemned as ‘racist’

The Home Affairs Select Committee have found Malia Boutattia to be “racist” in their cross-party investigation into allegedly anti-Semitic comments and incidents

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Research shows 10 per cent increase in student rent on last year

New research shows that student rents are continuing to rise despite controversy, with Manchester averaging a 7 per cent increase over the past year

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Outcry over new government Higher Education regulations

UK Higher Education institutions are criticising the government’s newly proposed regulatory legislation

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NUS officially joins rent strike campaign

The NUS has pledged to facilitate student rent strikes to combat the ‘exploitative’ nature of university accommodation

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NUS National Conference 2016 – a round-up

Last week’s NUS National Conference saw delegates voting on decisions both international and local

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Malia Bouattia wins NUS Presidency

Current NUS Black Students’ Officer Malia Bouattia has been elected President of the National Union of Students at their National Conference. Bouattia beat incumbent President…

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Candidate for NUS President accused of anti-Semitism

With NUS elections a week away, Malia Bouattia, a candidate for NUS President, has been asked to clarify comments she has made regarding Jewish students and Zionism

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First transgender woman running for NUS Women’s Officer

During Anna Lee’s campaign, she has faced a great amount of opposition, but remains true to her objectives outlined in her ‘annafesto’

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Peter Tatchell accused of being transphobic and racist

The NUS’ LGBT Officer has refused to attend an event where celebrated gay rights activist Peter Tatchell was speaking, raising questions about his conduct and ideology

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No platforming is obscuring the free speech debate

After the controversies surrounding Peter Tatchell and Germaine Greer, is censorship at universities missing the point with the issues at hand?