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Disability and Higher Education

in 2022 The Australian Law Students Association (ALSA), Australian Medical Association (AMA) and National Union of Students (NUS) – as peak bodies and representative organisations within Australia’s higher education sector – collaborated to release a joint position statement and research report into disability and higher education in Australia. The organisations to seek urgent reform to…
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2023 NUS President Summit

Hi Everyone, Congratulations on your success in getting elected as the student representatives of your Student Unions. I am excited to announce the 2023 NUS Presidents summit which will be 2 days of training, workshops and planning for Student Organisations. The NUS Office Bearer team is very excited to work with you all throughout 2023…
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2022 National Conference

Registration has opened for the the 2022 NUS National Conference!

The NUS National Conference (NatCon) is an annual conference hosted by the NUS to elect new office bearers, consider the audited statement of accounts, consider reports of the National and State Officers, and (the best part) discuss amendments to the NUS standing policy platform.

2022 Education Conference

  The NUS is excited to announce that tickets to the NUS’s annual Education Conference (EdCon) are now open! Time: 10am – 5pm Dates: Monday 11th July to Wednesday 13th July 2022 Location: University of Sydney  EdCon hosts a range of plenaries, workshop and events over its 3 days, plus it’s a great opportunity to…
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Job Vacancy – Media and Communications Officer (Applications Closed)

Key Objectives Organisational Information The National Union of Students (NUS) is the peak representative body for post-secondary students in Australia, representing over one million students in vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate education. The NUS is funded by subscriptions from its member organisations, around 20 student unions on TAFE and University campuses around the country.  These funds…
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One Off COVID Payment a Good Start, 485 Visa Extensions Next

For immediate release 04/06/2021 The Prime Minister had three main jobs for 2021.Firstly, vaccination rollout. Secondly, hotel quarantine. The third, often forgotten task is saving our exports sector, and specifically, international students.International students have been forgotten over Christmas, forgotten over the budget, and now left behind again in time for a return to campus in…
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“University” Mentioned Less than 10 Times in Federal Budget

For immediate release 11th May 2021 “University” Mentioned Less than 10 Times in Federal Budget “Australia is not coming back, not with this budget and not without higher education.” says NUS National President, Zoe Ranganathan, in response to a 10% cut to the higher education sector in this year’s Federal Budget delivered this evening by…
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JobTrainer is Out of Touch with What Young People Need

For immediate release – 11th May 2021 JobTrainer is Out of Touch with What Young People Need The Federal Government’s track record of remaining out of touch with young people has continued with their announcement of $1 billion for the JobTrainer scheme.  JobTrainer was announced in 2020, with $2billion for young people aged 17-24 and…
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Private Providers Prioritised in Poor $53million Policy

For immediate release 11th May 2021 Private Providers Prioritised in Poor $53million Policy The NUS understands that the Federal government will today announce a $53million support package for private higher education institutions to develop online short courses for offshore students.  The 2021 Budget has seen the Government propose that private colleges will be given a…
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‘No Appetite’ for Borders to be Reopened: International Students Hungry to Return

For Immediate Release – 11th May 2021 ‘No Appetite’ for Borders to be Reopened: International Students Hungry to Return Scott Morrison has said that he does not ‘see an appetite’ from Australians for the border to be reopened. This will have heavy implications for International Students as they are kept away from accessing their education…
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