The National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts is organising a training event, which takes place on September 1 & 2 in central London. This will the first opportunity for student activists to come together after the summer break and discuss preparing for the autumn, particularly how to mobilise for the student national demonstration on Wednesday 21 November.
NCAFC Summer Training
Saturday September 1 – Sunday September 2
Bloomsbury, central London
Facebook event here
Basic accommodation and crash space will be provided, and the event is free. Help can be provided to anyone having trouble with transport – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the run up to an autumn of resistance and protest, NCAFC is organising a space for student activists and union officers to come together to share their experiences and skills and discuss the future of the movement. The event will feature plenary discussions, breakout sessions and autonomous Liberation caucuses (full agenda below). Another major feature will be fun and socialising, with an organised social and lots of space and time to meet new people.
To let the National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts know you’re coming, email email@example.com. If you have problems affording transportation, please let us know; in the meantime, attendees are advised to book transport as soon as possible.
Saturday 1st September
10.00 – registration opens
Section 1: Context
11.00 – Welcome to NCAFC: who we are and what we do
11.30 – Education policy context: what the government is doing
12.30 – Discussion groups: what is the role of the student movement in this context?
13.15 – Lunch
Section 2: Building the student movement
14.00 – Liberation: one central session with 4 circulating breakout sessions (Run by Liberation campaigns)
15.30 – Women’s caucus
16.30 – Access Break
16.45 – Breakout session 2
Trade unions and how to work with them
Organising with and within FE
Building an anticuts group
Student union democracy
17.45 – Disabled caucus
18.45 – Plenary: The autumn and the national demo, chaired discussion without top-table speakers
20.15 – Close and social
Sunday 2nd September
10.00 – Welcome back
Section 3: Campaign Ideas
10.15 – Breakout session 3
International students and visa restrictions
Postgraduate funding and employment rights
People and Planet: sweatshops and workers’ rights
11.15 – Breakout session 4
Students as workers
Campus democracy and the public university
Direct action, occupations and knowing your rights: a how to guide
12.15 – LGBTQ caucus
13.15 – Lunch
Section 4: Action Planning
14.15 – Breakout session 5
Regional breakouts: what next?
15.15 – Black Power Caucus
16.15 – Closing plenary
16.45 – Close, and meeting of the national committee (open to all NCAFC supporters)