THE STUDENT VOICE
The monthly newsletter of the European Students' Union
April 2012 

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 Issue 45     

    

ESU shocked by Chilean student repression

BUCHAREST - The European Students' Union (ESU) is shocked that the Chilean students have faced threats, intimidation and violence during their fight for reforms in higher education. Allan Päll, Chairperson of ESU, said: "ESU believes in the rights of students to shape their future without being pressured, threatened or targeted with violence." Around 50.000 Chilean students took the streets of Santiago on 25 April. 

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Students ask Bologna ministers to put more money on the table

BUCHAREST - The European Students' Union (ESU) believes that the Bologna Ministerial Conference on 26 and 27 April in Bucharest is a great opportunity to revitalise the ongoing standstill of the Bologna Process by investing the highest possible level of public money in higher education.Go to full article Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter 

New ESU Chairperson elected at 62nd Board Meeting in Bucharest

BUCHAREST - Karina Ufert from Lithuania was elected as the new Chairperson 2012-2013 of the European Students' Union (ESU) on 22 April in Bucharest. Ufert: "Only by making the right choices and prioritising education, we can get Europe out of the crisis in a socially and economically sustainable way." Ufert and her new team will take office on 1 July. Go to full article Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter 

Student exchanges FINST project successfully completed

TALLINN - The last out of three FinSt student exchanges, took place in Tallinn from 2 to 14 of April. The exchange is part of the Financing the Students' Future project from the European Students' Union (ESU). ESU's Estonian members, EUL, hosted six delegates from Scotland, Wales, France, Poland, Hungary and Luxembourg in snowy Estonia.Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
ESU publishes Activity Report 2011
BRUSSELS - The ESU Activity Report 2011 is online now. The report describes the main activities of the European Students' Union (ESU) in 2011 and provides an overview of student campaigns and demonstrations in Europe in 2011.  Go to full article Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
Cuts in social support force Portuguese students to leave education
LISBON - Thousands of students in Portugal are forced to drop out of the education system because of economic reasons. Since September 2011, more than 5000 students have left higher education in Portugal, a number that shows clearly that injustice is rising in one of the countries with low higher education rates in Europe. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Save the date: roundtable on employability on 29 May

BRUSSELS - Student Advancement of Graduates Employability (SAGE) will hold its launch event on 29 May in Brussels. SAGE is a project from the European Students' Union (ESU) focusing on employability of graduates and its improvement through student initiatives. Go to full articleLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter


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This Month
ESU shocked by Chilean student repression
ESU: "Ministers are loosing grip of EHEA"
New Chairperson for European Students' Union
ESU publishes Activity Report 2011
Cuts in social support force Portuguese students to leave education

ESU in the media 

Upcoming ESU Events

29 May 2012 - SAGE Launch Event - Brussels, Belgium  

 

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Selection of Contributions to EQAF 2011


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