The University of Essex begins voting to leave the NUS

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Many universities across the UK share a membership with the NUS (national union of students), universities pay for membership to the NUS and in return are supposed to receive benefits like data research and various money-saving schemes, including the NUS extra card. The University of Essex paid over £50000 to be a member of the NUS last year, and that fee is set to rise by another £10000 from next year, however many students argue that this amount is not of value, as the university is not receiving the same benefits that other universities receive, so a referendum has been called to leave the NUS.

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