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We need an NUS National Demo for #FreeEducation & against student poverty

This week up to 1,000 students are meeting in Liverpool for NUS National Conference 2015 where the campaigns and priorities of the student movement for the year ahead will be decided.

free education national demo 2015One of the key debates of the week is going to whether or not NUS organizes a national demonstration against student poverty and for free education.

A huge coalition of over 100 student leaders have teamed up in the statement below. If you are an NUS delegate vote yes to a national demo.

STATEMENT: NUS National Demo 2015 – fight for free education & end student poverty!

“We believe that the National Union of Students should lead the fight back against all attacks on students and education by organising an Autumn 2015 national demonstration in London for free education and for serious action to tackle student poverty. No to cuts, tuition fees, student debt and the cost of living crisis.

“Let’s come together in a powerful, peaceful, inclusive show of unity to demonstrate to the new government that we want a new vision for education free from austerity.

 “We urge NUS delegates to vote for NUS to organise a national demo at the forthcoming national conference and support all local and regional action to defend education.”

Signed

Shakira Martin, President of Lewisham Southwark College & NUS National Executive

Sahaya James, National Organiser of the Student Assembly Against Austerity and Co-Convenor of South West Young Greens

Piers Telemacque, NUS Vice President Society & Citizenship

Malia Bouattia, NUS Black Students’ Officer

Susuana Antubam, NUS Women’s Officer

Fran Cowling, NUS LGBT Officer

Maddie Kirkman, NUS Disabled Students’ Officer

Mostafa Raja, NUS International Students’ Officer-Elect

Sherya Paudel, NUS International Students’ Officer (Present)

Aaron Kiely, NUS NEC

Sorana Vieru, NUS NEC

Abdi Aziz, NUS NEC

Sanjay Lagos, NUS Scotland Black Students’ Officer & President of Glasgow College Students’ Association

Colin Chan, NUS USI LGBT Officer & President of Northern Regional College

Sayed Alkadiri, NUS London Black Students OfficerMiddlesex SU Vice President-Elect

Barbara Ntumy, NUS Women’s Committee & President of London Met University Student Assembly Against Austerity

Gary Paterson, NUS Scotland Vice President (Communities)-Elect & President of the University of Strathclyde Students’ Association

Alasdair Clark, Vice President of Education and Representation, Fife Students’ Association

Elaha Walizadeh, NUS London Women’s Officer

Clifford Fleming, NUS NEC & Young Greens Co-Chair Kae Smith, NUS NEC

Ellie Drake, NUS USI Women’s Officer

Kirsty Haigh, NUS Scotland Vice President Communities

Sai Englert, NUS NECHassun

El Zafar – NUS BSC Committee and Education Officer Elect at Sheffield Hallam University

Talitha Zoe Kearsley- NUS Women’s Committee FE Rep (Elect)

Shelly Asquith, President of University of the Arts London Students’ Union

Christy Mc Morrow, President-Elect of Sheffield University Students’ Union

Zen Samson, Student Governor of Leicester College Students’ Union

Fatima Sohail, President of Bradford College Students’ Union

Charlotte Cook, General Secretary of Manchester University Students’ Union

Kira Cox, President-Elect of Liverpool Hope Students’ Union

Obie Opara, President of London Met University Students’ Union Kara Gravell, President of North East Scotland College Students’ Union

Craig Clements, President of Leeds College Students’ Union

Candice Armah, President of Brighton University Students’ Union

James Colbourne, President of Heart of Worcestershire College

James Jefferson, President of Exeter College Students’ Union

Joe Haslam, Student Governor of Lancaster and Morecambe College Students’ Union

Hannah Baker, President of Liverpool Hope Students’ Union

Sabrin Adam, Student Governor of Coventry College Students’ Union

Michael Segalov, Communications Officer of Sussex University Students’ Union

Lean Francis, Welfare and International Officer of University College London Union

Harriet Pugh, Education Officer of Manchester University Students’ Union

Areeb Ullah, Vice President for Education of the Kings College London Students’ Union Chris Jarvis, Campaigns and Democracy Officer of University of East Anglia Students’ Union

Tom King, Co-President Welfare and Campaigns-Elect of SOAS

Minesh Parekh, Education Officer-Elect of Sheffield University Students’ Union & National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts National Committee

Liam McCafferty, Postgraduate Officer of University of East Anglia Students’ Union

Saffron Rose, Education Officer of Leeds Beckett Students’ Union

Rowan Thomas, Student Activities & Enterprise Officer of Stanmore College

Zoe Croy, Vice President (Women) of Edinburgh College Students’ Association

Ellen McLaughlin, Community Officer of Manchester University Students’ Union

Holly Staynor, Welfare, Community & Diversity Officer of University of East Anglia Students’ Union

Paul Kenyon, Liverpool John Moores SU

Paul Roberts Student Trustee of Liverpool John Moores SU

Megan Jezzard, Vice President Education of Liverpool Hope Students’ Union

Jess Lishak, Women’s Officer of Manchester University Students’ Union

Dwayne Foster, Evolve Campus Officer of Dudley College Students’ Union

Hannah Roberts, Education Officer of University of the Arts London Students’ Union

Jaidah Thomas, LGBT Officer of Lewisham Southwark College Students’ Union

Myrian Kane, International Students’ Officer of Lewisham Southwark College Students’ Union

Jake Webster, Acvities Officer of Lewisham Southwark College Students’ Union

Fatar Taofeek, Finance Officer of Lewisham Southwark College Students’ Union

Fiona Edwards, National Organiser of the Student Assembly Against Austerity & Student Broad Left Secretary

Shadia Edwards-Dashti, Stop the War Coalition Student Officer

Dave Cocozza, Education Spokesperson for the Green Party

Rida Vaquas, Young Labour Under 19 Officer & Committee Member of the Labour Campaign For Free Education

Hannah Clare, Co-Convenor of Young Greens North

Thomas James Pashby, Young Greens National Executive Committee

Matt Stanley, NUS Delegate of Canterbury Christ Church Students’ Union

Maisie Sanders, Bath Students Against Fees and Cuts Campaigner

Nathan Pettefar - London Met SWSS Alumni

Kelly Marie Teeboon, NUS Observer and Women’s Campaigner of Liverpool

John Moores Students’ Union Ben Hayes, Goldsmiths College Student Assembly Against Austerity

Aodhán Hamill, Salford University Student Assembly Against Austerity

Jordan Blyth, Teesside Free Education Campaign

William Pinkney-Baird, NUS Delegate of Durham University Students’ Union

Carlus Hudson, NUS Delegate of Exeter University Students’ Union

Karl Stanley, Campaigns Officer Green Society of Nottingham Trent University Students’ Union

David Stringer, NUS Delegate of Teesside University Students’ Union

Joe Levy, Publicity Officer, University of Exeter Green Party

Robin Clark, Arts Attacks activist at University of the Arts Students’ Union

Raj Brighton, University of Strathclyde SU

Ross Campbell, Chair of Liverpool Young Greens

Wayne Reece-Gorman- President- Grimsby College

Alice Anderson, Blackpool and Clyde College SU

William Thomas Roney, Anti-cuts activist at the University of Roehampton

Rob Henthorn, VP Education (Elect), NUS Scotland and President for Education, Aberdeen University Students’ Association

Javarira Ahmed, NUS Delegate of Manchester University Students’ Union

Tessy Maritim, NUS Delegate of Manchester University Students’ Union Joe Day, NUS Delegate of Manchester University Students’ Union

Hayden Cooper, Guild Councillor & Defend Education Exeter

Saba Shiraz, NUS Delegate & Black Students’ Officer at Birkbeck College Students’ Union

Alistair Farrow, NUS Delegate and External Campaigns Officer of Kingston University Students’ Union

Hamza Al-Queely, NUS Delegate of Kingston University Students’ Union

James Honke, Birmingham University Student Assembly Against Austerity

Danni Foulds, Birmingham University Student Assembly Against Austerity

William Pinkney-Baird, Political & Causes Societies Rep, Durham Students’ Union

Jemma Allen, Birmingham University Student Assembly Against Austerity

Ben Puusta, Birmingham University Student Assembly Against Austerity

Jodan Ashley Marie, Chair of the Human Rights Society at Roehampton University Students’ Union

David Brand, Free Education Brighton

Alex Falconer, No Course Closure Campaigner at Falmouth University Students’ Union

Tom Costerton, SOAS & Brick Lane Debates

Juila Hartviksen, LSE Student Assembly Against Austerity

Ellie Kate Kinney, Goldsmiths Student CND

Roza Salih, NUS Scotland International Students’ Officer & Vice President Diversity and Advocacy of University of Strathclyde Students’ Association

Summer Oxley, Activities Officer-Elect of University of the Arts London Students’ Union

Harrison Jones, Editor of Exeposé, Exeter’s student newspaper

Chris Burridge Barney – Exeter defend education guild Councillor

Natasa Christofidou – Exeter socialist students president

 

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