Liam McCabe: Why the students' movement is linking arms with the workers' movement to fight exploitation
NUS Scotland President Liam McCabe explains why the students’ union is endorsing Unite Hospitality to eradicate unfair and exploitative work in Scotland
It WAS an immense privilege to be elected as NUS Scotland President, outlining my radical, positive vision for a powerful, campaigning, grassroots student movement.
NUS Scotland president condemns police attempts to gather information about student anti-Trump activists
NUS Scotland president Liam McCabe said any attempt to monitor protests against Donald Trump’s UK visit would encroach on “the privacy of citizens of Scotland, and their right to protest freely”
THE PRESIDENT of the National Union of Students (NUS) Scotland has condemned any attempt by authorities to monitor or limit lawful protest, following reports that Police Scotland has been contacting student associations in Edinburgh seeking information about activist groups involved in protests against US President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Scotland.
'Losing faith': the mental health crisis facing young Scots
With problems of mental health increasingly prevalent, and feelings of hopelessness and anxiety on the rise, what can be done to help Scotland’s young people?
OVER 40 per cent of Scotland’s young people said they have experienced a problem with their mental health in a new UK wide survey.
Meanwhile, 51 per cent say they commonly feel anxious, 53 per cent speak of semi-constant stress, and one in five describe themselves as regularly feeling hopeless.
‘Disabled people are too often left behind’: Scottish universities challenged to improve disabled admissions
Disability rights group One in Five seeks further assurances from 14 Scottish universities on their admissions process
MORE MUST BE DONE to remove the barriers to attending university facing the 20 per cent of Scotland’s population who are disabled, according to disability rights organisation One in Five.
Newly elected student leader may signal a more radical NUS Scotland
The new student leader in Scotland visited students occupying Stirling University after his election
RADICAL POLITICS found a home in the National Union of Students Scotland (NUS) this week, electing a former Scottish Socialist Party council candidate as its president who has visited students staging a sit-in at the University of Stirling in support of striking staff.
Explainer: Breaking down the Scottish Government's Brexit impact study
What do the statistics and predictions of the Scottish Government’s new Brexit paper mean in terms of real-world consequences for ordinary Scots?
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT’S new study assessing the potential impact of the various likely Brexit scenarios, ‘Scotland’s Place in Europe: People, Jobs and Investments’, generally makes for grim reading.
Here's how Scotland is reacting to the new Programme for Government
CommonSpace rounds up a selection of reactions to the new Programme for Government from commentators, trade unions, campaign groups and the third sector.
THE NEW PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT has unveiled a raft of policies, some surprising and some long planned.
Explainer: the campaign for equal recognition for trans people
LGBT activists are seeking to make it easier for trans people to change their legal gender
THE Equality Network and Scottish Trans Alliance are urging the Scottish Parliament to make three key changes to the Gender Recognition Act (2004) to support trans people in Scotland.
The campaign was launched in 2014 by Scottish Trans Alliance, which is the Equality Network project to promote equality and inclusion based on gender identity and gender reassignment.