Stop the NUS democracy shutdown

By Justine Canady. Justine is running as the Student Left Network's candidate for NUS President. NUS democracy is about to be gutted and its leadership is silent. NUS could be a campaigning National Union that spreads, supports and organises student struggles. The programme of democracy cuts justified by the financial incompetence of our national leaders will … Continue reading Stop the NUS democracy shutdown

Send this model email to NUS NEC – Vote no confidence in the Trustee Board!

NUS democracy is about to be shut down as part of an anti-democratic coup. Members of the elected National Executive Council, the body which exists to make political decisions between conferences and hold the leadership to account, has the power to vote no confidence in the Trustee Board. Ask NEC members to vote to defend … Continue reading Send this model email to NUS NEC – Vote no confidence in the Trustee Board!

Student Left: Unite to stop the gutting of NUS democracy and Liberation!

By a NUS Trans Campaign committee member  It was revealed a few weeks ago that the NUS would be making far-reaching cuts to address a £3 million deficit and keep the organisation afloat. These cuts, as we understand it, are set to be most acutely felt in the NUS’ democratic sections: the sections that are … Continue reading Student Left: Unite to stop the gutting of NUS democracy and Liberation!

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

NUS Trans Students’ Conference Bulletin

NUS Trans Students' Conference is 30-31 January - check out our bulletin! Download it here or read the plain text articles below. Save the NUS Trans Campaign- Vote no confidence in the cuts! By Natalia Cassidy The NUS UK Board has voted to abolish the NUS Trans Campaign’s officer, committee and campaign budget. The International … Continue reading NUS Trans Students’ Conference Bulletin

Student Left Network Conference Agenda announced

Agenda announced for Student Left Network National Conference, 2-3 March at Sheffield University. Register here for your free space, book your transport and share the Facebook event. Information about how to submit motions is here. Plain text version: SATURDAY 10-10.30: Registration 10.30-11.30: The Tiananmen Square uprising 30 years on 11.30-11.40: Break and snacks 11.40-13.00: Workshops … Continue reading Student Left Network Conference Agenda announced

These Walls Must Fall- campaigning to end immigration detention in Bristol

By Anjum Nahar, Bristol From September to December last year, a group of students from the University of Bristol took part in the These Walls Must Campaign. The initiative to start the campaign came from a student involved with the university Amnesty International group. All political and activist societies at the university were invited to … Continue reading These Walls Must Fall- campaigning to end immigration detention in Bristol

The Knowledge Exchange Framework: another layer of metrics

By Dan Davison, Cambridge UCU member On 9 January 2019, Research England published its consultation on the proposed Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF), announcing plans to run a pilot KEF at 12 to 16 institutions between February and April 2019. First announced in October 2017 by then Universities Minister Jo Johnson, the framework is ostensibly to … Continue reading The Knowledge Exchange Framework: another layer of metrics

UCU reballot – help get the vote out! Flyers, ideas, motion and open letter

From 15 January to 22 February, UCU is balloting members at 143 universities for industrial action over pay and conditions. Pay in HE has declined by 21% in real terms since 2009. There has been a rise in precarious contracts, increased workload and stress, and an unaddressed gender pay gap. Despite this, the Universities and Colleges … Continue reading UCU reballot – help get the vote out! Flyers, ideas, motion and open letter

NUS democracy could be shut down before Conference – more details on reforms

By Maisie Sanders, Student Left Network Leaked information from NUS HQ gives more detail on what the cuts to democracy will look like. According to our source, the proposals are currently being worked on by NUS Acting Chief Executive Peter Robertson and unelected trustees such as Aiden Grills, CEO of Leeds University Students’ Union. Officer … Continue reading NUS democracy could be shut down before Conference – more details on reforms

Stop Brexit – NUS must fight for free movement and workers’ rights on campus!

By Justine Canady, UCL student activist and Student Left Network’s candidate for NUS President. This is an opinion piece. Agree? Disagree? Write a response! Send to studentleftnetwork@gmail.com Brexit means higher borders, more xenophobia and racism in public life, and a victory for the far right around Europe. It is bad news for our movement, and … Continue reading Stop Brexit – NUS must fight for free movement and workers’ rights on campus!