Student union officers – more 'representatives' than activists | Higher Education and academic research |

An NUS report will reveal most union reps are happy working in partnership with university managers, but where does this leave their campaigning role?

Student leaders were traditionally seen as firebrands and agitators, or at least thorns in the side of university managers. But they have largely swapped their bandanas for seats in the boardroom, according to a report to be released later this month by the National Union of Students and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. (...) - by Harriet Swain, The Guardian, 1 April 2014