On the 22nd May the University of London’s Trustee Board is meeting to decide on the future of ULU. This will be the last point at which the University can voluntarily reverse its decision to get rid of ULU; whatever the outcome, we will refuse to be abolished. ULU has called a demonstration to fight [...]
Max Crema, Vice-President Services of Edinburgh University Students’ Association and NCAFC secretariat This article was originally posted to Scotspolitics.com and cross-posted with the author’s consent. In the tightly controlled and pre-tested world of politics it’s not often that an event occurs which doesn’t fit into a narrative. A company will go bust and left-leaning papers will [...]
The National Union of Students has voted to demand expropriation of the banks, but won’t fight fees, cuts and student debt. What’s going on?
For Press contact, call 07761767875 or 07964791663 For the statement by Birmingham Defend Education see: http://www.defendeducationbrum.org/management-gives-in-to-pressure/ Management at the University of Birmingham have withdrawn plans for a large scale restructuring of support staff, after students threatened to call a national demonstration on their open day. The plans, abandoned under pressure, would have attacked the job security [...]
This article is part of a series in the lead up to NCAFC’s extraordinary conference, on the 8th of June https://www.facebook.com/events/181586881997951/. In the run up to this conference we are looking for people to write articles on what they think an alternative to the NUS would look like. If you want to add to the debate please send in [...]
This article is part of a series in the lead up to NCAFC’s extraordinary conference, on the 8th of June https://www.facebook.com/events/181586881997951/. In the run up to this conference we are looking for people to write articles on what they think an alternative to the NUS would look like. If you want to add to the debate please send [...]
We, the undersigned, believe that Queen’s University Belfast Student Union’s treatment of Aisling Gallagher is misogynistic, undemocratic and authoritarian. Aisling has been banned from attending all NUS events, including NUS-USI (Union of Students Ireland) and NUS liberation events as a QUBSU delegate for voting pro-choice on a motion at USI national conference, when ordered by [...]
To the members of BAE, Córdoba, and the Spanish student movement This is a message of solidarity from the members of NCAFC in the UK to yourselves. The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts – NCAFC was founded in 2010, at the height of this wave of student struggles in the UK. Since then, it [...]
By Rosie Huzzard, NUS National Executive-elect
by Roshni Joshi, NCAFC National Committee and NUS National Executive Council As a member of all four Liberation campaigns and an advocate of intersectionality, I would say this event hit the mark in terms of providing a safe learning and organising space in which anyone could come together to discuss Liberation and share ideas. Having [...]
by Edmund Schluessel, NCAFC National Committee and NUS National Executive Council-elect NUS Sections Conferences – for International, Postgraduate and Mature & Part Time students – took place in a training centre in Milton Keynes from the 24th to 27th of April. The key theme emerging from all three is the differences between the three Sections and [...]
On Tuesday 7th May Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will decide the fate of the A&E units of St Helier and Epsom hospitals. Not only will the loss of these units be a huge loss to the community, but all patients will be directed to the already-overstretched Kingston A&E unit. As a result, Kingston Keep [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London’s only city-wide union will fight closure On Friday morning, the University of London Council will decide whether or not to abolish its students union, the University of London Union (ULU). ULU represents more than 120,000 students across London, and is currently the only union which represents students across the city. ULU [...]
BY AISLING GALLGHER A few years ago, a decision was made in Queen’s University Belfast Students’ Union (due to ‘efficiency savings’ required by the university) to outsource some of the security staff positions to G4S. Currently, the students’ union employs 18 security staff, half of whom are current students and half of whom are graduates. [...]
Activists at Birkbeck College, University of London, have set up a campaign to fight for decent pay and conditions for cleaners at the College. Sign their petition here. NCAFC has a long and proud history of fighting for justice for workers on campuses, and we are fully endorsing the campaign. We believe that the cleaners [...]
Over the past few months I have developed access needs relating to mobility and energy levels. This has led to limitations on how much activism I can do and in what form that can take. In this article I want to highlight a few major problems which need to be addressed so that all comrades [...]
London NCAFC is hosting David Flores, an activist from National University in Bogotá. 5pm, Friday 26 April Room 3A, University of London Union, Malet St WC1E (nearest tubes Euston, Goodge St and Russel Square)
NUS Scotland Conference by James McAsh, NCAFC National Committee and Edinburgh University Students’ Association President NUS Scotland Conference took place in Dundee on the 16th and 17th of March. The two day conference is the sovereign body of NUS Scotland, where the direction is set for the coming year and where majority of the new team [...]
“NUS shifts right – how can student activists resist?” Report of NUS conference 2013, by Rosie Huzzard
Rosie Huzzard is a student at Sheffield College and a member of the NCAFC National Committee. At NUS conference she was elected to the NUS National Executive Council, coming top in the reserved places for FE candidates.
The following statement is being distributed at NUS LGBT conference by Jack Saffery-Rowe, one of the NCAFC LGBTQ Officers. Please circulate widely.