There is no other candidate better qualified to lead the NUS International Students’ Campaign than the current London Met SU VP Education, Syed Rumman.
Syed is standing to take on the Tory government’s vicious policies against international students, their racist scapegoating and their savage cuts which are destroying Britain’s education system and public services. 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
The National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts National Conference is taking place this weekend in Birmingham (8 & 9 December 2012).
The Student Broad Left looks forward to this opportunity to unite the student left to take on the Tories, austerity and fight for the alternative – free education.
The motions we are putting forward to the discussion are:
1) We need left unity to demand a fighting NUS: take on the Tories & austerity
2) Bring Back EMA!
3) Venezuela shows there is an alternative: free education as a right
4) Fund Education Not War – Scrap Trident, Scrap Fees! Read more
By Matt Stanley, NUS NEC & President of Midkent College SU
There are now less than two weeks to go until tens of thousands of students march on Parliament to show our anger at the Tory-led government’s disastrous assault on education. We are marching to tell the government to scrap fees and cuts, to increase spending on education and bring back EMA. Read more
Yesterday the NUS announced that the national student demonstration will take place in central London on Wednesday 21 November. Below we share an article from NUS Black Students' Officer-Elect, Aaron Kiely, setting out the next steps for #Demo2012. Read more
The next Student Broad Left national planning meeting takes place on Saturday 30 June, starting 11am prompt (feel free to come any time from 10.30) at Conway Hall, central London.
The meeting will be an opportunity to discuss how we can continue to build campaigns against cuts, fees, racism & war and for liberation, equality and international justice. Read more
In light of the biggest attack on students and wider society for generations what will NUS do? Shall we have another year of standing idly by doing almost nothing? Or is it time to radically change direction and begin to defend students against the government’s assault? I believe that now is the moment for NUS to take the fight to the Tories and defend students. Read more
Earlier this week a number of Further Education students wrote to NUS President Liam Burns – who is seeking re-election at this year’s conference – to support the call a national demo to defend FE students from fees and cuts. They are still waiting for a response. Read more