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Students are isolated and cannot trust politicians – that is why they aren’t voting

As feared, voter turnout for the recent European and local elections was very poor, at just 34.19 per cent in the UK – our worst turnout since 1999. And it is little surprise that the most apathetic voters are the infamous “young people” – that is to say, those between 18 and 25, which naturally includes most students. Last year, Russell Brand made headlines with a tirade about how he doesn’t vote because he doesn’t see a point, and that most young people in the country feel the same way.

Are NUS sceptics just as bad as eurosceptics?

If something is broken, the logical step is to fix it rather than throwing away what's still salvageable. But for eurosceptics, dealing with problems in the European Parliament is not on the cards; they want to leave it for good along with all of its benefits and drawbacks. NUS sceptics are singing the same tune, regarding disaffiliation with the National Union of Students, but are they jumping to hasty decisions without attempting to find resolutions?

NUS condemns 'anti-Islam' group Student Rights

Despite the growing anti-Islam sentiment across the country, British students are coming together to fight Islamophobia

File image: Muslim students are divided over the issue of whether or not they should have - or even need - a sharia law-compliant student loans system

Could the end of the Sharia-compliant loan crisis for Muslim students be in sight?

We all remember the outrage that engulfed the British student population a few years ago when tuition fees were raised, in most institutions, to a staggering £9,000 per year.

The marking boycott: Why students must support their lecturers

As students partake in a mass exodus from universities over the Easter holidays, the bitter dispute in which the University College Union (UCU) and University and College Employers Union (UCEA) have been embroiled since the beginning of the academic year is coming to a head. Since October, UCU dissatisfaction with pay in higher education has manifested itself in strikes (the union claims that university staff have suffered a real terms pay cut of 15 per cent since 2009), with lectures and tutorials cancelled. This week marks the date of final talks before a proposed marking boycott is set to take place, on 28 April .

The Government launched an attack on young people's futures, says Toni Pearce

Students of today work as hard as our parents did

There is no evidence to suggest that as a generation we’re lazier, less intelligent or less aspirational than our parents, yet we're the first generation to be worse off than them

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Ukip leader Nigel Farage during their second televised debate

Nick Clegg vs Nigel Farage: What does it mean for students?

So who’s afraid of an EU debate? Clearly no one, as it turns out.

So you want to be a student activist? Try and do more than a selfie

I nominate you to take a selfie – perhaps you're desperate to save the whales, or you’re sure we're but a few texted donations away from ending bronchitis completely?

The £9,000 fee debacle: Were our terms deliberately too generous?

Last Friday came the news that many of us under the new £9,000 tuition fee regime, indeed anyone with even the most basic grasp of economics knew all along: £9,000 fees will probably work out more expensive to the government than £3,000 fees.

The woman was quickly surrounded by men as she walked through Cairo University campus

Sadly, this poor woman's experience at Cairo University is all too common in Egypt

If there ever was a case that demonstrated the sheer senselessness of victim-blaming in sexual harassment, it is that of Egypt. In a recently released video, in which a mob at Cairo University surrounds and hurls profanities at a female student, it is not the girl’s attire, nor the young men’s response, nor even the respected institution where the scene occurred that is striking. It is the fact that, for many, this will be the first they have heard of what can unquestionably be considered a national crisis, hopelessly sidelined following recent political upheavals.

Kaya Mar holds a painting of George Osborne outside downing street ahead of the Budget in London

Budget 2014: Once again students were ignored in a budget that pandered to pensioners

Another slap in the face for young people suffer as George Osborne gives everything away to the elderly

Student election posters at Edinburgh University

You might think they're daft, but student elections matter

You should be voting in your student elections. Here's why

Why I'm happy I never went to university

University is an opportunity of a lifetime. Or at least that’s what parents and teachers tell you. Throughout my last couple of years at school there was an almost unrelenting pressure to commit to three years more education; three years more graft – all for the promise of a graduate job at the end of it. I resisted and I’m glad I did.

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