Cross-posted from The Labour Campaign for Free Education. By Liam McNulty According to the Times Higher Education: A sector-wide panel of experts is to look at ideas for reforming England’s university funding system after an influential thinktank said that trebling fees has saved the taxpayer less than £400 a year per student. The panel is convened by […]
By Michael Chessum NUS national conference 2014 took place between the 8th and the 10th April, and it witnessed a remarkable string of victories for the left, largely as a result of the weakness of the leadership and the fact that conference was far less dominated by sabbaticals than in previous years. Much has been […]
The University and Colleges Union (UCU) will decide in May whether or not to escalate its action as a marking boycott. To see NCAFC’s guide to how to help with the boycott, click here. Our staff have been left with no choice by university managers’ refusal to deal with their grievances, and by the aggressive response […]
NCAFC is supporting the mobilisation at the University of London for May Day this year. Join the facebook event, and spread the word. We are collecting signatures for a public letter in support of the demonstration (below). Send yours to [email protected] On 1st May, international workers’ day will remind the world of the continuing struggle […]
By Beth Redmond The No More Page 3 campaign only explores the ideas of objectification and misogyny enough for the organisers to convince themselves they are actually changing something. There are elements of it I can get on board with, and it has been beneficial to the wider feminist community, especially in student unions, as […]
This week NUS Conference voted against the NUS leadership to support free education. This is a significant victory – but on its own it means nothing. We need to use this opportunity to organise an offensive in the struggle for free education.
Since January 29th we have been striving to make public Poppy Wilkinson’s record. This includes her decisions to (a) publicly condemn students demonstrating at the University of Birmingham, while 13 students were being arrested and in spite of heavy-handed violence of the part of security, police and university management, and (b) to vote against/abstain from […]
This statement is being launched to begin building momentum for a serious campaign of student struggle over the next year. If you want to add your, your SU’s or your organisation’s name, please email [email protected]
NCAFC supporters have submitted emergency motions to NUS conference 2014 on two issues – the threat of higher fees and Ukraine.
Hard on the heels of KCLSU Trustee Board refusing to carry out a general meetings’s decision on Palestine, at Birmingham Uni the Guild of Students Trustee Board has acted even more outrageously in attacking student democracy. The following is a statement from Defend Education activists at Birmingham Guild of Students.
The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts will be holding/taking part in a number of events at NUS conference 2014, which takes place in Liverpool Tuesday 8-Thursday 10 April.
UPDATE: Yashika is being taken to Heathrow Terminal 4 tonight for a flight at 9pm. There are a number of things that you can do, including: Going to Heathrow from 7pm to protest Pressuring @airmauritius not to fly Bombarding Air Mauritius on 0207 434 4375 Yashika Bageerathi is a student from North London who is facing […]
Having previously voted to endorse Megan (current President at the University of Aberdeen) for NUS Vice President (Higher Education), NCAFC now has serious concerns about Megan’s nomination, and therefore apparent support of, NUS Block of 15 candidate Poppy Wilkinson, President of University of Birmingham Guild of Students.
As the next step in the campaign for fair pay, the UCU (University & College Union; the trade union representing academic and related workers) is planning a marking boycott if their employers still won’t offer an acceptable deal by 28 April 2014. They have been left with no choice by university managers’ refusal to deal […]
The National Union of Students annual conference takes place 8-10 April, in Liverpool. The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts will be taking part and intervening in a number of ways, as a central part of building left opposition to the NUS leadership.
Cross-posted from Birmingham Defend Education. Today the CPS has dropped all charges against the three students arrested and charged on the 29th January. All 13 students that were arrested that day have had their criminal investigations discontinued, following no evidence being found in support of the allegations of criminal damage and assault.
Originally posted on Comment is Free here. The revelation that the new tuition fees system – introduced in 2010 in the face of massive student protest – will in fact cost more to run than the old one, should come as a surprise to almost no one who paid attention to the debate over its introduction.
Hannah Webb, University College London A group of 29 young mothers living in the Focus E15 hostel in Newham, East London, are fighting a campaign both against eviction, and to be rehoused in decent and secure social housing in London. Focus E15 hostel is temporary accommodation for mothers of babies up to 6 months old […]
An interview with Deborah Hermanns, University of Birmingham Leftwing students at the University of Birmingham have faced extreme victimisation from university management with two students having been suspended for over six weeks. This victimisation has been – disgracefully – legitimised by their own Guild officers. What’s happened? I’m involved in a group called Defend […]
By Beth Redmond Liberal feminism tries to persuade us that increasing the number of women in powerful positions and leadership roles can transform our movement and our society. Although the underrepresentation of women in all ‘public sphere’ areas of society is a problem that needs to be tackled, NUS’ priority campaign of “Women in Leadership” […]