Because of anti-Semitism concerns, the government has severed ties with the National Union of Students.
According to Universities Minister Michelle Donelan, this means the NUS will no longer be eligible for funds from the government.
He expressed concern that some Jewish students would feel marginalised by an organisation that should be a voice for everybody.
Following a number of complaints from Jewish students, the union said last month that it would enable an independent probe to take place.
Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi expressed “serious concern” over the volume of accusations of suspected anti-Semitism associated with the NUS.
“Jewish students need to have confidence that this is a body that represents them, and we need to be sure that the student bodies that we engage with are speaking fairly for all students,” he added.
It’s unclear how much money the government has given to the NUS thus far, according to the government.
The NUS will also be removed from all Department for Education groups, with individual student unions or other organisations such as the Office for Students’ Student Panel taking their place.
The cabinet has said that the decision would be reviewed.
The NUS, which claims to represent seven million students, said it was upset that the universities minister had placed the news in a press release rather than speaking directly to it.