Why fee refunds and SU referendums don’t build solidarity

By Cathy Nugent, Goldsmiths PhD student and UCU member (Image credit: University of Leicester UCU) Students and Student Unions should get behind the planned strike action by UCU members. The UCU has called this strike because they feel they have no other option and because there has been a dramatic deterioration in their working conditions … Continue reading Why fee refunds and SU referendums don’t build solidarity

Lancaster SU could be selling our nightclub- now we’re campaigning for student union democracy

By Atree, Save Our Sugarhouse campaign In September, a leak alerted us that our student union’s Trustee Board had decided to start discussions about selling off our student club, the Sugarhouse. This has happened because the Trustee Board, which holds most of the decision-making power in our SU, was made up of six unelected, external … Continue reading Lancaster SU could be selling our nightclub- now we’re campaigning for student union democracy

Students support the UCU strike – sign & share the statement!

Add your name here UCU members will be on strike from 25 Nov-4 Dec over pensions, pay and working conditions at 60 plus universities. Our lecturers and academic staff face a gender pay gap of over 15%; widespread fixed-term, insecure contracts; increased stress and workload; and in the past ten years they have seen a … Continue reading Students support the UCU strike – sign & share the statement!

Student Activist Gathering: international solidarity, climate action and student-worker solidarity!

At the Student Activist Gathering on 2 November students from universities and colleges around the UK got together for a day of political discussion, skill sharing and action planning. We started the day with a plenary discussion about past, present and future workers’ climate action, a socialist green new deal, and climate change, colonialism and … Continue reading Student Activist Gathering: international solidarity, climate action and student-worker solidarity!

Student-worker solidarity, climate action and international solidarity: Motion passed at Student Activist Gathering on 2 November

The Student Left Network is a broad coalition of student activists involved in campaigns to transform our universities, education and society.  To be effective we think the left must organise openly and democratically around a clear set of political ideas: we must work together where we agree, and debate and discuss our disagreements. We will … Continue reading Student-worker solidarity, climate action and international solidarity: Motion passed at Student Activist Gathering on 2 November

Chile Despertó: students and workers continue to protest!

By Hector Rios, PhD Student at UCL On 4 October, President Sebastián Piñera announced a 30 pence increase in the cost of transport tickets in Santiago, the capital of Chile. The rise created a situation of generalised opposition and national revolt. Days after the announcement, school students coordinated massive fee evasion in central tube stations, … Continue reading Chile Despertó: students and workers continue to protest!

Unis Resist Border Controls demand #PatientsNotPassports

Unis Resist Border Controls (URBC) is an international collective of British, EU, non-EU, migrant students, lecturers, & university workers opposed to Home Office surveillance, the Hostile Environment, and border controls on UK campuses. Here is their statement on upfront charges & the Hostile Environment policy in the NHS, republished from http://www.unisresistbordercontrols.org.uk. On 23 October Docs … Continue reading Unis Resist Border Controls demand #PatientsNotPassports

Support the Birmingham Unison strike!

By Unison activists Ioana Cerasella Chis and Michael Moore. Republished from LeftFootForward.org. Donate to the strike fund here. Support staff at the University of Birmingham are set to take their sixth day of strike action this Thursday in a long-running dispute with the University over pay, equality and working conditions. The latest strike day follows the failure … Continue reading Support the Birmingham Unison strike!

ICECAP Issue Two – A zine about climate change, class struggle and student activism

Read and print here. Read Issue One here. Read the articles below: Who Are We? Founded in 2018, we are a broad coalition of students involved in campaigns to transform our colleges, schools, universities, education and society. Some of us got involved in activism fighting cuts and for free education. Many of us organised to defend … Continue reading ICECAP Issue Two – A zine about climate change, class struggle and student activism