NCAFC Candidates at NUS National Conference 2017

The National Union of Students (NUS) is holding its national conference in Brighton on 25th to 27th April, and there are a number of NCAFC candidates who are running in the elections. These candidacies were endorsed by the National Committee at our meeting in February.

As an organisation, we believe these candidates are the best people to deliver a fighting, strong, radical NUS which is accountable to grassroots activists and which builds and supports a mass student movement. These candidates are:

 

14434981_1245656745456312_8916817649291385348_oANA OPPENHEIM for Vice-President Higher Education

Ana is the current Campaigns Officer at Arts SU. She says: “I’m a socialist feminist, a Polish immigrant and I want your help taking the job of VP Higher Education. I’ve fought for students at my union in the boardroom and the streets, now let’s do it nationally. From rising fees to creeping marketisation to attacks on international students, I believe we need an unapologetic response. I will stand up for your rights, build grassroots activism and campaign for our radical vision of a free, democratic, accessible and liberated education.”

MANIFESTO: https://tinyurl.com/AnaVPHE

FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/Ana4VPHE/

 

14484890_1414177388596595_137096563398685655_nJENNY KILLIN for Vice-President Welfare

Jenny is the current Welfare Officer at Aberdeen Students’ Association. She says: “Education can never be ‘free’ if it cannot be accessed by everyone; if it pushes us into debt, or destroys our mental health. It can’t be accessible if learning means we cannot afford our rent, or we have to miss class to pay the bills. It cannot be free when students do not feel safe to practice their faith. When they are under surveillance or threat of deportation. When students are faced with harassment and violence on campus. Right now, this is the reality for far too many; and right now, we need an NUS which can change that.”

MANIFESTO: https://tinyurl.com/JennyVPW

FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/Jenny4Welfare/

 

15056336_10154111150893811_6222367053102884012_nHANSIKA JETHNANI for NUS Block of 15

Hansika is the current Education Offcer at Arts SU. She says: “As an officer and activist, I have campaigned against fees and TEF, and for the rights of international students and all migrants, on and off campus. When I moved to London four years ago to study Photography, I didn’t understand what activism was. My first ever demo in November 2015 quite literally changed my life. I realised the importance of resistance and the need for an unapologetic grassroots student movement. I’m standing for NEC because I want to ensure that our National Union of Students is at the forefront of fighting injustice and inequality across society.”

MANIFESTO: https://tinyurl.com/HansikaNEC

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