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!

NUS leadership suspends elections and bypasses democracy – Callout for action!

For background on the NUS financial crisis and cuts to democracy, liberation and campaigns, see here. The National Union of Students is about to be changed beyond recognition behind the backs of its membership. Elections for all officer positions are now suspended until after National Conference, completely overriding the constitution and democratic process. NUS President … Continue reading NUS leadership suspends elections and bypasses democracy – Callout for action!

First SLN National Conference announced! 2-3 February, Sheffield

On 2-3 February 2019 the Student Left Network will host its first ever conference! Register now to book your free space (and accommodation), and book your travel early! Marketisation is wrecking campus living, learning and working conditions. Senior management are on ever-inflating six figure salaries while students and workers bear the brunt of cuts - … Continue reading First SLN National Conference announced! 2-3 February, Sheffield

Sack the Provost // Democratise UCL – Demo report and campaign launch!

Watch the video here. On 12 November, a coalition of students held a DEMOcratise UCL protest in anger at the systematic marketisation and lack of democracy at the university. A group of students assembled in the south quad and proceeded to protest outside the Provost, Michael Arthur’s office, equipped with drums, banners and smoke grenades. … Continue reading Sack the Provost // Democratise UCL – Demo report and campaign launch!

The Effects of Marketisation on Mental Health

By Tyrone Falls, Bristol Staff-Student Solidarity Group CW: mention of suicides One of the most tragic development in universities in the last ten years is the rapid increase in students as well as staff seeking mental health support. The number of students seeking mental health support has more than doubled, whilst drop out levels and … Continue reading The Effects of Marketisation on Mental Health

Repeal the Anti-Trade Union Laws!

By Dan Davison, UCU member and Cambridge Universities Labour Club This October, we in the University and College Union (UCU) saw our largest ever turnout in a pay ballot. 42% of members voted nationally, with 68.9% in favour of industrial action. The ballot covered 147 universities and 110 colleges. Pay in higher education has declined … Continue reading Repeal the Anti-Trade Union Laws!

Against Prevent – For the Right to Organise, Protest and Speak on Campus!

By University of Reading Communist and Anarchist Society Students at the University of Reading have been told to take care when reading an essay by the late Professor Norman Geras, in order to avoid falling foul of Prevent. An academic journal has been flagged as sensitive under the Prevent programme, and the University has warned … Continue reading Against Prevent – For the Right to Organise, Protest and Speak on Campus!

Australian Student Climate Walk out: Interview.

Riki Lane & Maureen Murphy spoke to Lilly Murphy, a year 9 student who was involved in the student strike for climate action where thousands of students across Australia walked out of class to demand action by the federal government on climate change. Edited by Natalia Cassidy for the Student Left Network Q) Tell us … Continue reading Australian Student Climate Walk out: Interview.

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!