NUS – The Revival?

We have mocked the ineffectiveness of the NUS in years gone by but they are flexing their muscles again and we applaud them.

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In today’s Guardian it is reported that, “Students will name and shame MPs who refuse to oppose rise in tuition fee”. Now modern-day students are not known for their radicalism and long gone are the days of manning barricades and calling for revolution but if there is one issue that will get a student worked up more than any other then that is money…or lack of!

To have announced a tuition fees review a few months or so short of an election beggars belief. Students make up a pretty significant minority and no better way to politicise them before an election than to have them worry about whether they’ll be able to afford next year’s must-have items when they might have to cough up much more for fees.

By naming and shaming the NUS is now doing what a proper union should. That is, making it’s members’ voices heard and applying real pressure on the current Government, and long may it continue.

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