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 university and college students across Scotland. 

Together we achieve national change for students.


Email Your MSPs for Half Price Travel for All Students and Apprentices!

NUS Scotland’s Cost of Survival survey found that 21% of students have missed class and a further 7% have missed placement because of the cost of public transport, and a NUS UK’s Move It survey found that the cost of travel has impacted 32% of students’ ability to eat a meal. 

As always, it’s the students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are being hit the hardest, missing out on vital teaching time, harming their grades and limiting their opportunities.  

Email your MSPs to ask them to support our campaign for half price bus and rail fares for all students and apprentices so no student has to choose between eating and attending class ever again.

Email your MSPs here!

Latest Updates

September 2023 Members' Newsletter

Hello and happy September!

NUS Scotland urges government to go further in its commitments to students in the Programme for Government.

NUS Scotland is pleased that the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government for the next year will benefits students who use the train to get to class and who rent in the private rental sector, but urges the government to go further in increasing the rights of students in purpose-built student...

Politics Explained: Programme for Government

We believe that politics should be accessible to everyone, but unless you are a politician, it can be really hard to keep up with all the different political events. Politics Explained is NUS Scotland's series making simple what is (sometimes intentionally) difficult to understand in Scottish politics.    So, what...

NUS Scotland responds to EIS-FELA industrial action announcement

The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), has given notice to all of Scotland’s Further Education colleges of a programme of sustained strike action in a long running dispute over pay. This marks an escalation in the pay dispute, following months where members of the EIS-Further Education Lecturers Association (EIS-FELA) have...

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