Students today occupied a large section of the Aston Webb before being violently evicted by over 40 police officers. This was one of the biggest occupations that the university has seen in years. No occupation since 2010 has taken over such a large section of the campus. By Defend Education Birmingham We occupied a large […]
The following motion, submitted by NUS Scotland President Gordon Maloney, will be debated at NUS National Executive Council on 2 December.
UCL Union has submitted the following motion to the NUS London Council (conference) on 7 December – noting the success of the free education demo; resolving to continue the campaign for free education; condemning police violence; responding to politicians’ response to the demo; and condemning the NUS leadership for their withdrawal of support.
We are occupying a large part of the Aston Webb Building, which includes the Vice-Chancellor’s and Senior Management’s offices,Telecommunications and the Senate Chamber in order to demand the right to free education, to protest and to housing. We are here in defiance of management’s tactics to try to suppress student protest through the use of […]
NCAFC National Conference takes place in Manchester and will run from the evening of Friday 12 to the afternoon of Sunday 14 December – more information here!
At 7pm on Wednesday 26 November there will be solidarity protest/vigil outside the US embassy, about the murder of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the cop who killed him getting off free. Organised by and supported by London Black Revs, NUS Black Students’ Campaign, Defend the Right to Protest and others. 7pm, […]
Demonstrators have taken to the streets in Mexico City and other parts of Mexico in one of the largest shows to date of public anger over government corruption and the probable massacre of 43 college students. Organised by the National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts and YoSoy132Londres, students in Britain will be demonstrating in solidarity […]
The demonstration on Wednesday was incredible. 10,000 people on the streets demanding free education in the biggest student march since 2010! But this didn’t come out of nowhere. Building marches like these requires huge amounts of organisation and if we are ever to win this campaign it’s going to require a whole lot more. The […]
We actually did pretty well! Every major news outlet in the UK reported about the demonstration in some way or another. We also got coverage in the international press, i.e. in Brasil, Germany, Canada, India and Slovenia. #FreeEducation also trended on Twitter nationwide for several hours! We have put together a collection of the coverage […]
PRESS RELEASE: LARGEST STUDENT DEMONSTRATION SINCE 2010 MET WITH POLICE VIOLENCE BUT PROTESTERS COME AWAY “INSPIRED”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 07821731481, 07749263622, 07891714146 LARGEST STUDENT DEMONSTRATION SINCE 2010 MET WITH POLICE VIOLENCE BUT PROTESTERS COME AWAY “INSPIRED”. – 10,000 students marched for Free Education – Protesters met with violence from the police – Days of action planned for 3rd and 6th December Yesterday 10,000 students marched through central London demanding “Free […]
Phone: 07749263622, 07989235178, 07821731481, 07891714146 Yesterday, as many as 10,000 students marched through London in what was probably the biggest demonstration in several years. We could well be on the verge of a new wave of student activism. But we know from experience that A to B marches are never enough. In order to build a serious […]
NCAFC is supporting the global “We are students not customers” student week of action, which is taking place 17-22 November (for more see here).
Thousands march in central London – follow @NCAFC_UK for updates Day of action planned for December 3rd Local marches and rallies planned for December 6th Thousands of students are marching on parliament today in the biggest student mobilisation since 2010 under the banner of FREE EDUCATION: no fees, no cuts, no debt. The demonstration has […]
Here are some ideas for chants to use on the demonstration tomorrow. Please feel free to add more as comments!
IT IS ALMOST DEMO TIME AND WE ARE ALL VERY EXCITED! Buuutttttt if you are coming down, make sure that you have a look at our top ten tips beforehand.. 1) Stick with your mates Make sure that you have the contact details for at least one other protester and look after each other. It […]
A statement of support from the Young Members’ Network of the PCS trade union, which organises civil service workers. Thanks to the comrades! Originally published on their website here.
Demonstration to be “start of big things” as students prepare for an autumn of protest Phone: 07821731481, 07749263622, 07989235178, 07891714146 Thousands of students expected to march tomorrow Press conference called for 10am at UCL. Email [email protected] for more details Further day of action called for December 3rd, and a day of community protests on December 6th This […]
Every year Further Education Students will be locked out of progressing onto Higher Education because they are too poor to learn. They are some of the most affected by the damaging Fees and Cuts our education system has faced. However all too often they have become depoliticised and activism can be invisible in their institutions. […]
Falmouth student Alex Azul Falconer writes about course cuts at his University, the response on campus and why he will be marching on November 19th: On the 5th of November Falmouth University announced the cessation of Contemporary Crafts for the following reasons. ‘BA (Hons) Contemporary Crafts – the University’s most costly and space intensive subject […]
Demo access Demos can’t be accessible to everyone – that’s impossible – but we have tried our utmost to make the demo as accessible as we can. It’s important to have as much information as possible to allow you to make an informed decision about whether the demo is accessible to you. We have also […]