Ensuring the voices of Scotland’s students are heard is NUS Scotland’s mission. In recent years, we’ve fought successful campaigns to secure additional funding for colleges, put in place a minimum income guarantee for students, and to highlight the grim reality of student poverty.
This year for the first time, 16 and 17-year-olds have a vote in the Scottish Parliamentary elections. NUS Scotland has long campaigned for this and we are delighted young people now have a say in who runs their country. However, with cuts to public spending predicted for the foreseeable future, it is even more important that students and young people are engaged with local and national politics - and that’s why NUS Scotland will continue to stand up for students.
Before Scotland goes to the polls on Thursday 5 May 2016, we need your help to ensure student issues are at the heart of the political debate. Through our Shaping Scotland’s Future SP16 campaign we’re calling for:
- A right to improved bursary support for FE students
- Year round support for HE students, with increased grant support and reduced debt
- Better support for students with mental ill health.
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