Fighting for Students

We’re Fighting For Students in this cost-of-living crisis, calling for: an increase in grants and bursaries; rent controls; and half-price bus and train fares all day.

Fighting for Students

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We are your national union representing over 500,000 university and college students across Scotland. 

Together, we achieve national change for students.


Sign our petition to stop the cuts to colleges and universities!

We know that investing in colleges, universities and apprenticeships, and ensuring that students can be properly supported, is the best way of investing in a better society.

However, our colleges and universities are increasingly being asked to do more with less.

Now, the Scottish Government's latest Budget revealed over £100million of cuts to colleges and universities.

This will have a devastating impact on students - who have already faced cuts in teaching staff, and cuts in teaching provision.

Let's make our voices heard and say it loud and clear: stop to cuts to colleges and universities!

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Ellie Gomersall: Scottish Government needs to rethink its slashing of education budget

"Tommorow at 1pm, I’ll be joining students from across Scotland, as well as politicians, trade unionists and others, outside the Scottish Parliament to rally for our education and call for a reversal of the devastating cuts to tertiary education planned in the Scottish Budget for 2024-25..."

Five ways the education system in Scotland is broken and failing students

Education is a public good, it’s the best route we have to tackling poverty and inequality. A good education system that benefits people, not profit is the key to the prosperous future we all want for Scotland. However, that’s not the tertiary education system we have just now. Despite some...

NUS Scotland to launch new report: Broke Students, Broken System

NUS Scotland set to release report detailing the crises facing Scotland's further and higher education

Broke Students, Broken System

NUS Scotland: tertiary education system in Scotland is broken and failing students  Download the full report here (PDF) Download the plain text version here (Word) Individual chapters can be found at the bottom of the page.  Broke Students, Broken System outlines that students in Scotland are being let down by a dysfunctional system,...

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