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Lincoln SU members to vote on NUS demonstration

Lincoln students will vote next week to decide whether their Students Union should be represented at a National Union of Students demonstration in London on November 19.

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Lincoln SU disaffiliates from National Union of Students

Lincoln Students' Union (SU)

The University of Lincoln Students’ Union will be leaving the National Union of Students (NUS) following a campus-wide referendum.

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Conservative Marc Jones takes Lincolnshire police commissioner role

Marc Jones, Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner at the Drill Hall, 6 May 2016 (Photo: Gregor Smith)

Conservative candidate and county councillor Marc Jones will replace Alan Hardwick as Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire following Thursday’s elections.

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LIVEBLOG: Lincolnshire Police & Crime Commissioner elections

The 2016 Police & Crime Commissioner election count at the Drill Hall (Photo: Gregor Smith)

The sun is shining bright over Lincoln, which means the end of local election counting and the beginning of the Police and Crime Commissioner count.

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LIVEBLOG: Lincoln council election updates

Polls have now closed after thousands of Lincolnites went to elect a whole new set of city councillors.

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‘No platforming’ is against the law, says NUS legal advice

Toni Pearce at NUS Conference

Policies to ban certain speakers from universities – known as ‘no platforming’ – could be illegal, according to legal advice received by the National Union of Students.

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NUS vote to censor anonymity during SU elections

NUS 2015 conference papers

The National Union of Students have voted to crack down on anonymous social media to ensure “safer” SU elections.

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Freedom of speech concerns as university blocks Yik Yak

Yik Yak at university (Photo: Gregor Smith)

Lincoln SU have successfully campaigned for a ban on the app in Lincoln, now they want it banned nationwide with the backing of the NUS – but they’re refusing to talk about abuse tutors & students suffer.

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Students at risk of ‘dropping off’ voting register

Students are most at risk of ‘dropping off’ – not in a long 9am lecture, but from the electoral register.

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Campaign to tackle bullying is underway

Written by Natasha Bourke. This week marks Anti Bullying week across England with the main focus being on empowering children and raising awareness for people who are being bullied. The theme for this year is ‘Make a noise about bullying’.

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