NUS

Revealed: NUS omit Judaism from religion survey

4 January 2018 20:50

Oh dear. Over the past few years, the National Union of Students has found itself in the headlines over the…

The NUS’s latest stunt is leaving students worse off

14 August 2017 17:21

The National Union of Students isn’t good for much beyond the occasional discount voucher which it sends to its members.…

Giving Malia Bouattia the boot won’t be enough to save the NUS

26 April 2017 19:56

Farewell then, Malia Bouattia. The only president of the National Union of Students to earn herself a condemnation from the…

Trigger warning: sensible person runs for NUS president

11 April 2017 13:21

As regular Spectator readers will know, universities today aren’t what they used to be. From students at LSE attempting to ban…

NUS president’s attempts to tackle division on shaky ground

3 April 2017 17:18

Last year, Baroness Ruth Deech warned that Britain’s leading universities are becoming no-go zones for Jewish students because anti-Semitism is so rife.…

Censorious universities are a bigger problem than Stepford students

14 February 2017 17:14

Have you heard the one about the students who said clapping could cause anxiety? Or the students who banned sombreros? Of course…

The troubling truth is that anti-Semitism in Britain is alive and well

6 November 2016 15:30

Growing up as a Jew in England, I’ve always felt proud of my heritage. The ugly spectre of anti-Semitism seemed…

The Spectator podcast: David Cameron’s purge of the posh

4 June 2016 10:20

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The Spectator podcast: David Cameron’s purge of the posh

2 June 2016 7:58

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The NUS is made up of careerists playing at being students

24 May 2016 19:29

Bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and wary of not lobbing their mortarboards too vigorously, students graduating in the coming weeks are set for a tough…

The backlash against the NUS has begun

12 May 2016 11:52

In a move that has left student union politicos across the country clinging to their therapy dogs, the University of…

What a week for integration Britain!

27 April 2016 12:52

It’s been a terrific week for integration Britain.  First the National Union of Students (NUS) elected what the BBC joyously…

Introducing the new NUS president – who wouldn’t condemn Isis

20 April 2016 14:22

Students have been getting a bad rep of late. Whether it’s safe space advocates proposing motions to ban free speech societies or…

Trigger warning: NUS students try to no platform Hope Not Hate founder

18 February 2016 15:01

Earlier this month Mr S brought you the news that students at LSE were attempting to ban a free-speech society. Now…

Peter Tatchell has discovered just how cowardly the NUS can be

15 February 2016 14:45

Taking petulance to dizzy new heights, the LGBT officer of the National Union of Students has refused to share a…

Banning provocateurs doesn’t silence them – it only amplifies their voices

9 October 2015 16:00

I write about free speech. And I’m tired of writing about free speech. I’m tired of needing to write about…

The Prevent strategy has finally reminded the NUS why free speech is worth defending

21 September 2015 15:10

It is a startling about-turn. The National Union of Students, who have played a considerable role in the dismal recent…

Why is the government taking the NUS’s ‘lad culture’ survey seriously?

15 September 2015 13:43

You thought starting university was meant to be fun? Think again. A new league table, published in time for freshers’…

David Cameron has given his best speech yet on tackling Islamic extremism

20 July 2015 18:01

The Prime Minister’s Birmingham speech on radicalisation and Muslim communities in the UK given earlier today is a rather important…

‘Anti-lad’ crusaders have begun a cultural cleansing of British universities

13 May 2015 12:26

You can’t be on a campus for more than 10 minutes nowadays without hearing about inclusivity. Universities and students’ unions…