• NUS calls on colleges to do more to tackle student sexual harassment

    Colleges have been urged to develop more “robust” policies to tackle sexual harassment and violence, after a student survey found three quarters had an unwanted sexual experience. And in its first targeted research into sexual harassment and violence within further education, the National Union of Students found that, of the 75 per cent of female

    12.00 Jun. 20th, 2019 | News

  • I'll give FE learners a louder voice nationally

    Writing exclusively for FE Week, Shakira Martin, the new president-elect of the NUS discusses her ambitious plans to represent students of all stripes by leaning on her own background in further rather than higher education I sat down for breakfast with my two daughters over the weekend, back to normality after the rollercoaster of NUS

    5.00 May. 14th, 2017 | Opinion

  • Emily Chapman, vice president for FE, NUS

    Emily Chapman has overcome depression and anxiety to be elected as the National Union of Students’ new FE champion, a poignant reminder that challenges like these don’t define who you are or what you can achieve. The NUS’ newly minted vice-president for FE will take up the role in July, marking a complete turnaround from

    12.00 May. 12th, 2017 | Profiles

  • Emily Chapman elected as new NUS VP for FE

    The FE sector has a new student champion, with Emily Chapman winning today’s election to become the National Union of Students’ new vice-president for FE. The Leeds City College student union president beat challenger Myriam Kane, who had served as union president at Lewisham Southwark College, at this year’s annual conference in Brighton. It comes

    15.03 Apr. 26th, 2017 | News

  • Meet the candidates for new NUS vice president for FE

    In around 24 hours the FE sector will have a new representative, when the National Union of Students chooses its next vice president for FE at this year’s national conference in Brighton. The election vote will take place at 12:15 tomorrow (April 26), with results announced soon after. Voters will choose between Emily Chapman, student

    12.54 Apr. 25th, 2017 | News

  • BREAKING: FE champion Shakira Martin standing for NUS president

    The top job at the National Union of Students is in the sights of Shakira Martin, currently vice president for FE, who has confirmed she is running for president in the April 2017 elections. Ms Martin made the announcement at noon today (March 7) on her Facebook and Twitter accounts with a short video (see

    12.06 Mar. 7th, 2017 | News

  • Student focus for Sir Vince Cable's FE comeback

    An FE comeback for Sir Vince Cable will see him lead a new research project for the National Union of Students into how major reforms coming for the sector should be tailored for learners. The former business secretary, who told Liberal Democrats’ conference delegates two years ago that he was responsible for blocking moves in

    15.00 Nov. 2nd, 2016 | News