Leading Article: Voice of reason

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The Independent Online

Being the leader of the National Union of Students cannot be an easy job, but Gemma Tumelty is making an admirable fist of it. By reforming the way the NUS is governed – turning the national executive into a board that will run the union, advised by a senate of student representatives – she is ensuring that it represents better the wishes of students and that the influence of the hard-left is diluted. The NUS is there to service student unions around the country and to lobby on their behalf. It needs to take a rational approach to tuition fees in the interests of its members.