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Nottingham Students Protest Against the Privatisation of Student Loans

posted 19.03.14 at 8:23pm by The Pulse

Protesting Against the Privatisation of Student LoansProtesting Against the Privatisation of Student Loans

A group of Nottingham students gathered outside Trent Building this afternoon to protest against the planned privatisation of student loans.

Our reporter, Caitlin, first explained a bit about the issue, and why students might be concerned by it.

'The Pulse' also spoke to a protestor, who explained more about what he hopes today's actions will achieve.

Next, we talked about our views on the issue.

We then spoke to two students who didn't agree with the protests.

Finally, we discussed our thoughts on some of the issues which these students raised.

One listener, Duncan, had this to say:

"Free education is the ideal. Stopping the privatisation is the campaign, and a demand that could possibly be won in the short term." He added that at here at the University of Nottingham, students have been "campaigning about this since November, we just haven't been noticed as much until this."

The Elections Show - Meet the Presidential Candidates

posted 13.03.14 at 10:17pm by Web Team

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IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN! For one last time The Elections Show made a mockery of 6 more candidates. Not just any candidates. The Big Dogs.
The Presidential Candidates.

At 6pm, we took to the air and welcomed Mandour Jr, Tom Hicks, Johnny Lawrence, Katie Williams, Harry Copson, James Potts, and, yup, that’s it. Callum Morris was “busy”, apparently.

So let’s meet them. Obviously, we weren’t gonna just have a jolly ole’ chat. We set the mood, had a bit of karaoke and Ms Ellie McWilliam decided to give a certain candidate a piece of her mind…

Once that was sorted, it was time to find out what our resident Northerner got up to today. He cornered Politics lecturer, Stuart Fox, to find out, what is voting?!

Still not sure who to vote for?

posted 13.03.14 at 8:25pm by The Pulse


Student Leader ElectionsStudent Leader Elections

If you're still unsure who to vote for, The Pulse randomly selected four SU roles to speak to: Activities, Sport, Education, and President. This should help your decision before voting closes tomorrow at 3pm.

We started by talking to the current officers for each of the roles, and asked them what SU work they’ve been up to and how their year has been. We then put the candidates for each of the roles through their paces live on air.

Will Knapp, this year’s Activities Officer, explains how his year has been:

Candidates for the role of Activities Officer answer questions from our team

Tom Hicks, this year’s Sports Officer, told us what he's been up to:

Candidates for the role of Sports Officer were put through their paces:

Dasha Karzunina, this year’s Education Officer, spoke to us about her role:

Candidates for the role of Education Officer were grilled:

Ellie McWilliam, this year’s SU President, explains how she has found this last year:

Preview Interview for Varsity Netball

posted 13.03.14 at 7:41pm by URN Sport


Varsity Netball takes place tomorrow night, URN Sport interviewed 3 members of the UoN netball team ahead of the clash

If you can't get down to the event follow @urnsport for live updates from the clash.

Uni win Varsity Swimming

posted 13.03.14 at 12:03pm by URN Sport


The University of nottingham are now 4-2 up in this year's Varsity series courtesy of a 143-77 victory in the swimming. We met up with two of the triumphant swimmers after the match

The next Varsity match is this Friday where it is the turn of the Netball. Check out @urnsport on twitter for updates from the game.