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The NUS Conference was an overwhelming success. So why the obsession with ‘jazz hands’?

Last March, I was honoured to be elected as part of Edinburgh’s delegation to the NUS national conference. As a first-year undergraduate student, it represented an exciting opportunity to engage with student issues, and to represent our university’s students at a national level. I was also apprehensive. The NUS has been the subject of much […]

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Jewish students’ criticism of NUS should not be ignored

There is no doubt that press criticism of the NUS as out-of-touch and politically radical is often unfair, and that the response to the election of Malia Bouattia as NUS President has at times played into narratives which are both racist and Islamophobic. But distinct from this criticism, there are clear and serious concerns voiced […]