In defence of a political NUS

To many students, the NUS represents little more than its discount card. But when it takes a stand, it is students’ first line of defence against education cuts, tuition fee hikes and oppression on campus. Earlier this April, I and four other delegates went to the NUS Conference to represent Oxford. An annual event, Conference […]

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“No Platform”? Don’t demean us.

Of all the trends that have swept student unions across the nation recently – the boycott of The Sun, the banning of Blurred Lines – one trend has stood out above all others as the worst: adopting a policy of “No Platform”, banning speakers with extremist or undesirable (decided by the SU in question) views […]

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