By Bradley Allsopp, University of Lincoln The National Union of Students (NUS) has not helped itself in recent years. For most of my time at university (nearly seven years now) it has remained a distant and obscure entity to most students, failing to mobilise and coordinate a radical student movement, instil much confidence in local … Continue reading My union is leaving NUS without a ballot – it likely won’t be the only one
By Josh Lovell, UCU activist and PhD student, Cambridge Hopefully the 20th September is already crossed off in your diaries, but if it isn’t, you should make sure it is now. The Youth Strikes 4 Climate have made headlines over the past year with waves of school and college walk-outs across the globe, demanding immediate … Continue reading Build for 20 September – Student-Worker Climate Action!
By Dan Davison, Student Left Network BME rep and Cambridge UCU member It’s been an eventful year for members of the University and College Union (UCU). After the disheartening experience of twice failing to meet the 50% turnout threshold for industrial action over pay in higher education, the incumbent General Secretary (GS) Sally Hunt stepped … Continue reading What next for the rank-and-file in UCU?
By Abel Harvie-Clark, UK Student Climate Network This article is from Issue One of Icecap, a zine about climate change and class struggle produced by the Student Left Network. Read the full issue here, and if you want to write an article for the next issue, send it to email@example.com. The Green New Deal calls for an economic … Continue reading Why it’s Time for Trade Unions to Follow the Youth and Strike for Climate Justice
At Power Shift, students from across the UK, passionate about workers’ and migrants’ rights and the effects of climate change, come together to learn skills and knowledge to take action against their universities’ racist, capitalist and environmentally damaging policies.
Fossil Free University of Manchester activists occupied their Vice Chancellor's office yesterday campaigning for UoM to remove its £11.3 million investments from the fossil fuels industry. They went into occupation as the university hosted the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges Conference. In response to their calls for open dialogue with management about divestment from … Continue reading Manchester People and Planet occupation: “UoM invests £11m in the destruction of our futures”
By Arran Rangi, Young Greens Co-Convenor In the wake of the climate protests across the world, the issue of climate change has finally received more media attention. However, with this new-found spotlight, we must address many of the fundamental problems with climate activism; namely the lack of focus on the issue of race. As with … Continue reading Making the Green Less White
You can read and print copies here, ready for May's youth strike for climate. Read the articles below: Open Borders for Climate Refugees By Conor Haslem, TSD Swansea Environment Society While we are in the midst of a refugee crisis, with millions of people being displaced from their homes either due to war, persecution, or … Continue reading ICECAP – Youth Strike for Climate May 2019
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!
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