"Throughout my time so far as an officer, I as well as other Sabbaticals across the country have been fiercely campaigning in NUS’ #fightingforstudents campaign. This has involved attending rallies, sending letters to local politicians, and voicing the dire need for more student support at parliament. This continuous fight is finally reaping some rewards for students from the Scottish Government. We recently welcomed the announcement from the SG that all Undergraduate Students on SAAS in HE will receive an extra £900 in the next academic year. On top of this, they also announced that all apprentices in the public sector in Scotland will now be paid the Real Living Wage! We are delighted to hear these measures being brought in, and we will continue to fight nationally for adequate support for students during this economic climate.
The campaign is still live for students to get involved with. You can strengthen the campaign by signing the petition here"
Scott Anderson, Student Union President