|The NUS wants you to boycott the NSS. Lets boycott them instead, and not harm our universities.|
There is no evidence that boycotting the NSS will do any good whatsoever. In fact, it will most likely do more harm to students than good. How can universities improve if we're not telling them what they need to do better?
This is a weak attempt at standing up for students from the NUS. Their hearts may be in the right place (though I'm skeptical), but their heads certainly aren't. We need strong, solid and coherent opposition to government plans to increase tuition fees - not this half hearted attempt. The NUS does provide a useful way you can contact your MP to protest the increase (here). But they should be doing a lot more given the amounts of money our student unions pay to them.
Some SUs, including at the University of York, are holding referendums to decide whether or not to boycott the NSS. As it stands just 23 unions are participating in the boycott. If your union is holding a referendum, I urge you to vote against the NUS' plans. Rather than helping students, the NUS will be hurting them. A mass boycott from your university may devalue your degree, lead to your uni falling in the league tables and prevent positive change.
Once again, the NUS is proving itself useless when it comes to representing the voices of students. We don't elect the NUS leaders, but we can choose to ignore their useless ideas. Don't believe the NUS, boycotting the NSS will do more harm than good. Final year undergrad students can take the NSS here.
The NUS is a disgrace to demand we boycott the NSS | Toby Gould Reviewed by Student Voices on 18:53 Rating: