Over one hundred student leaders have added their support to the People’s Assembly Against Austerity with a letter in today’s Times Higher Education. Read more
The next steps in the student fight-back against cuts, fees, racism and war – for free education, equality, peace and twenty first century socialism.
Come along to the next Student Broad Left nationally planning meeting on Saturday 1 June at the University of London Union from 1pm – 5pm. Read more
The NUS leadership, led by Labour Students, built a right wing coalition at Conference which succeeded in rejecting all proposals that NUS lead a fight-back against austerity. Candidates that support NUS doing nothing to defend students won all of the full time elections at the conference – including the NUS Presidency and all of the Vice President positions.
Whilst the student left did not leave this year’s conference victorious, we did succeed in polarising NUS National Conference around the key issues facing the student movement. The key dividing lines were:
· Should NUS accept or fight cuts to education?
· Should NUS stand for free education or a lifetime of student debt?
· Should NUS remain silent or challenge the rise of racist scapegoating? Read more
On March the 25th, students and staff at the University of Sussex will be marching across the campus to oppose plans to sell off essential services to private companies. 235 staff are at risk of lowered wages, worsened working conditions and pensions, whilst students face unaccountable services run in the interests of profit. Read more
Today is the final day of the hugely successful Bring Back EMA National Week of Action.
This week has been a crucial opportunity for us to send a clear message to the Tory-led government that we will not stand for cuts and attacks on students.
Hundreds of students have so far been involved – from tweeting and sending emails to MPs, to the 17+ campuses that have organised petitions, stalls and more, to the students at Cambridge University who did a banner drop this morning – this week has shown the dynamism of students and our willingness to fight-back. Read more
Student Broad Left is proud to support founder of the Bring Back EMA Campaign and NUS NEC member, Matt Stanley, for NUS Vice President Further Education. Here we share his draft manifesto and initial supporters list. Please contact Matt directly to add your name to his supporters list and volunteer to join his campaign team.
"I am pleased and excited to announce that I will be standing for NUS Vice President Further Education at this year’s NUS National Conference, taking place in Sheffield this April.
I’m standing to turn NUS around. We need a national union that fights to defend students against the enormous assault we are facing from the Tory-led government.
As NUS VP Further Education I would take the fight to the Tories – uniting our movement behind a serious campaign to force a government u-turn to bring back EMA. I stand for an NUS that actively builds massive opposition to cuts and fees – and for the student movement to link up with other progressive movements in fighting racism, inequality, climate change and war. Read more
In response to the enormous cuts offensive against students and the huge assaults on the living standards of the majority of society, a concerted opposition needs to be mounted.
Those waging the attacks want us all to be divided so that the opposition to austerity is weak. The left must try to ensure they are unsuccessful and that the movement against austerity is united.
The current NUS leadership is not in favour of opposing the massive attacks on students. Only the left is offering a way forward – for a fighting NUS that actively defends students against cuts, fees and attacks on our living standards. Read more