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

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!

Motions deadline for SLN Conference: **extended to 24 February**

The Student Left Network's first National Conference will take place on 2-3 March in Sheffield. (If you haven't already - register here for your free place!) Part of the Sunday will be given over to a motions debate. If you want the Student Left Network to campaign on a specific thing, think a central demand is … Continue reading Motions deadline for SLN Conference: **extended to 24 February**

For an NUS that organises and fights for precarious workers on campus!

By Justine Canady, UCL student activist and Student Left Network's candidate for NUS President. Marketisation, privatisation and profit-making in higher education is intensifying the exploitation of workers on campus. Students on campus are organising in solidarity with staff, running campaigns alongside trade unions. The past couple of years have seen a spate of victories, for … Continue reading For an NUS that organises and fights for precarious workers on campus!