Tag: NUS

Review: Student Revolt by Matt Myers

Nick Evans reviews a new oral history of Britain’s 2010 youth uprising against fees and EMA cuts. “It’s just a point in a line of history, but for me it’s absolutely the beginning. It’s point...
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Defend Malia Bouattia

Max S argues that socialists should back Malia Bouattia in her bid for re-election as President of the National Union of Students. This week's conference of the National Union of Students will be a quiet...
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What we’re seeing is a return of struggle

The election of  Malia Bouattia as President of the National Union of Students was a stunning victory for the left. Matt Collins interviews Sai Englert a member of Malia's campaign team, a NUS national executive member...

PREVENT: protecting the vulnerable?

Emily Cousens looks at what's behind the language of 'vulnerability' in the government's PREVENT strategy. Spying and suspicion are now legally required as public sector workers are being trained to look for signs of vulnerability...

Challenging the neoliberal university: Inside the Warwick occupation

A building at the University of Warwick has been occupied since last week, after Police violence broke up a peaceful protest. Martin Platais reports from within the occupation. On Wednesday 3 December, the management of...

Students march in London for free education

Dan Swain reports from today's student demonstration in London. Over 7000 students joined today's demonstration for free education in London, making it the largest student demonstration in Britain since 2011. The demonstration was organised by...

NUS executive votes to back BDS boycott campaign against Israel

(picture of #nus4bds campaigners by Aaron Kiely, NUS executive member, via Facebook) The NUS national executive committee today voted 23-18 with 1 abstention to adopt a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions policy against Israel. Fantastic that #NUSNEC has...

Left lifted by surprise win for Free Education motion at NUS conference

Amy Gilligan from Cambridge University rs21 reports from NUS conference LEFT ACTIVISTS were happy after a surprise win after a tense NUS conference vote this morning. A motion supporting free education passed, committing the union to...