Tom Harwood, a candidate from Durham University, mocked the current state of NUS during his campaign video. He joking expressed his plans to defeat ISIS and construct a giant statue of the NUS president.
“It is run by a narrow group of people who come from an even narrower spectrum of opinion and are in no way representing the issues that actually matter to students”
He continues to note that they’ve been focusing on issues like boycotting Coca-Cola because they have factories in Israel, instead on focusing on the concerns of students, like tuition fees, mental health funding and unemployment rates.
You can watch the interview with Tom Harwood here.
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- 19-01-2017 12:20
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- 19-01-2017 12:49
Its always moaned about every years. People only think they are relevant for probiding cheap beer and running the SU building. Too much is made if the politucal angle. They do campaign on things like tuition fees and graduate employment as well. Not saying some of their campaigns arent a bit bonkers, but its just students.
- 19-01-2017 12:52
Too much faffing about with irrelevancies like Coca Cola and safe spaces, and not nearly enough work on the actual bread-and-butter issues which affect students such as tuition fees, high private rents, inconsistent teaching standards etc. Like Corbyn's Labour Party they get more irrelevant every day.
- 19-01-2017 13:51
No. They haven't represented students for years. Most students think they are a joke.
- 19-01-2017 13:55
I think part of the problem is that there's a massive disconnect between students and the NUS. We elect NUS officers, but people can't be bothered and aren't interested enough to vote. This leads to the election of people who don't fully represent students, creating a national NUS which is out of touch, and exacerbates the problem.