This article was originally published on Comment is Free here. We have both just been suspended from the University of Birmingham for nine months because of our part in an occupation that took place last November. This year the university has collectively had us arrested three times, taken out an injunction banning us from occupational protest for a year, put us […]
On the last weekend of August, NCAFC will be holdings it’s annual summer training event in Brighton, at Sussex University. The event is FREE and if you cannot get your SU to fund your travel and then unable to do so yourself but still wish to attend then please get in touch ([email protected]) and we […]
The following motion – which calls for the National Union of Students to support the national demonstration that NCAFC and other organisations have called for the 19th November – is being put to the NUS National Executive (NEC) on the 4th August. If you would like more information or would like to support the motion, […]
PRESS RELEASE: UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM STUDENTS GIVEN 9 MONTH SUSPENSION FOR PEACEFUL PROTEST BY “KANGAROO COURT”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT NUMBER: 07821842831, 07821731481 Two students have been suspended from University of Birmingham for their involvement in an occupation in the autumn term. Simon Furse (22) and Kelly Rogers (22) have been suspended from their course until March 2015. Hattie Craig (21) was given a formal reprimand and a de facto ‘suspended sentence’ […]
Vince Cable, the Lib Dem Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, has announced a U-turn on plans to sell the remainder of the higher education student loan book into private hands. This is a victory for students who have been fighting this threat over the past year with a campaign of protest and direct […]
A year ago, the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts launched a campaign to stop the privatisation of the student loan book. The government planned to sell off all student debt accrued between 1998 and 2012 – estimated to be around £12bn. Student debt is an unattractive investment for most companies, as there is so […]
FACEBOOK EVENT HERE. From 28 September to 1 October the Tories will be in Birmingham for their Party Conference. TUC Midlands have organised a march and rally on the conference for the 28th. The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC) together with the Midlands groups – Defend Education Birmingham, Warwick ASN, and Leicester Defend Education […]
BY SHELLY ASQUITH, President of University of the Arts London. Original post here. Unlike Willetts, Greg Clark has a working class background: educated in a comprehensive school and the son of a shop assistant. Don’t let that fool you though, the new Minister for Universities is just as much of an elitist Tory as his predecessor. Here’s […]
Understanding the history of NUS when it comes to free education may be helpful in building a campaign.
This was originally posted on the Defend Education Northumbria facebook page, here. Northumbria University is set to end its Politics degree with last admissions in 2015. Some of the reasons provided for this decision include a lack of interest and poor National Student Survey results. What will replace this course is yet to be […]
This blog post was originally published on the NUS website, here. Hello. My name is Shreya and I’m the new NUS International Students’ Officer. I come from Nepal and will be graduating in (BA) International Political Studies from Middlesex University in a couple of weeks. I wanted my first blog to be proactive and […]
Contact: 07964791663 A coalition of student groups and campaigns from across the country have come together to call a national demonstration in the autumn term. The demonstration will take place under the banner of ‘Free Education: No fees. No cuts. No debt’. It will take place on Wednesday 19th November in central London. The move […]
After our success in turning NUS official policy to favour fighting for free education on the basis of taxing the rich and seizing the banks, and with a General Election approaching, now is the time to launch an offensive in the struggle for free education.On 15 June, activists from different campaigning groups around the country […]
Outsourced workers at University of London, employed by Cofely (cleaning and maintenance services) and Aramark (catering) are on strike 6-12 June as part of their fight against job losses at the Garden Halls, student halls of residence near Kings Cross where many of the UoL IWGB branch’s members work. The halls are being closed for […]
UCU members at Lambeth College are on indefinite strike against attacks on their terms and conditions. On 11 and 12 June, Unison members (support staff) will also join the strike. Below are details of the rallies they are holding, and other information on how you can support the strike.
Below is the motion passed, against the resistance of the NUS leadership, at NUS conference 2014. It seems that the NUS leaders are attempting to ignore this policy.
At the 13 May meeting of NUS National Executive Council, a motion simply recognising the straightforward fact that NUS policy is in favour of free education was VOTED DOWN.
Via the Independent Workers of Great Britain – original release here. 03/06/2014 Contact: Contact: [email protected] or 07922810798 Twitter: @3CosasCampaign FIVE DAYS OF STRIKE ACTION OVER JOB LOSSES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON GARDEN HALLS Members of the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) at the University of London have voted 100% in favour of strike […]
What’s going on? UAL currently employs students as wardens in the Camberwell Campus Halls. They help with the running of the accommodation and provide a level of pastoral support to fellow residents. UAL has decided not to renew these contracts and is instead outsourcing to a private security company. Why is that bad? Warden jobs […]
By Kate Bradley, a member of the Oxford Activist Network, which you can follow here. You can also see a report of an anti-Clegg demonstration which took place in London here On Tuesday 20th May, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg came to speak at the European Studies Centre in Oxford University. The Oxford Activist Network held a […]