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Turning students into citizens: a charter for active citizenship

A new GuildHE report shows that social action and active citizenship are an important aspect of higher education. Joy Carter argues that universities must actively demonstrate their social value and the power of community action by staff and students.

Malia Bouattia’s tactics will define her leadership of NUS

Last week’s election of Malia Bouattia as the next President of the National Union of Students has split the commentariat. Debbie McVitty looks to the year ahead for the student movement and what Bouattia’s presidency might mean for NUS.

Time to get real about sexual assault on campus

As the Secretary of State takes action against lad culture on campus, Jim Dickinson argues that the sector needs to take up his challenge but go even further to clear out the perpetrators of sexual violence.

Regulation should be more independent, not less

As rumours fly of the sector abandoning QAA and quality review, Jim Dickinson re-assesses his own view about quality and regulation of universities – and calls for stronger more independent regulation.

Sajid Javid’s NUS wars

Sajid Javid didn’t like students’ unions a great deal in the 1990s – Mark Leach takes a quick look at an interesting history of the new Secretary of State’s involvement in student politics.

The 1994 Education Act and students’ unions

It is now twenty years since the 1994 Education Act, an important moment for students’ unions and the higher education sector at large. Much has changed since, both inside the student movement and outside where perceptions of students and representation has been constantly evolving. Alex Bols takes a look at the last 20 years of evolution and how it might inform the next 20 years of students’ unions.