Surrey students occupy over cuts to Guildford School of Acting courses!

Surrey students are occupying the Nodus Centre on campus to protest the cutting of the BA Dance and BA Theatre and Performance courses in the Guildhall School of Acting, part of Surrey University. Last week students and staff voted overwhelmingly that they had no confidence in senior management, who threaten 300 job losses on top … Continue reading Surrey students occupy over cuts to Guildford School of Acting courses!

Surrey students and staff overwhelmingly vote NO to university management

By Surrey Vote No A referendum recently took place at the University of Surrey, spanning across just 5 days of campaigning (13th May - 17th May), over what the students thought of the University management team. The referendum question was: ‘Is the performance and leadership of the governing bodies of the University of Surrey satisfactory?’ … Continue reading Surrey students and staff overwhelmingly vote NO to university management

Fight for an NUS controlled by its 7 million members, not its 600 student union CEOs

By Maisie Sanders, Student Left Network Committee Member Full details have been released of the NUS democracy cuts, which look set to block almost all remaining opportunities for ordinary students to control or influence what the union does. NUS will be stripped back into a “lean campaigning machine” that scraps the majority of its committees … Continue reading Fight for an NUS controlled by its 7 million members, not its 600 student union CEOs

NUS ‘left’ in leadership: fight the reforms!

By Christie Neary, NUS Trans Students' Committee 2018-2019 (pc) The NUS finds itself in crisis. The Trans Students’ and International Students’ campaigns have been scrapped and the NUS UK Board have put together a programme of reforms in alliance with student union CEOs which block all remaining opportunities for ordinary students to exert control or … Continue reading NUS ‘left’ in leadership: fight the reforms!

Motions submitted to SLN Conference

Here are the motions submitted to Student Left Network National Conference 2019, at Sheffield Hallam University. Individual members of the Student Left Network can submit amendments to any of these motions, which can either add, delete or change parts of the motions.  Send your amendment to studentleftnetwork@gmail.com by midnight on Thursday 28 February. If you're … Continue reading Motions submitted to SLN Conference

NUS white paper outlines more antidemocratic reforms

By Maisie Sanders NUS has released a ‘White Paper’ which outlines reforms to its democratic structures. The proposals are divided into a series of ‘requirements’, based on discussions with SU CEOs and sabbatical officers, designed to “simplify and modernise NUS’ governance and delivery”. Most are designed to separate elections and policy making at conference, including … Continue reading NUS white paper outlines more antidemocratic reforms