Fight for an NUS controlled by its 7 million members, not its 600 student union CEOs

By Maisie Sanders, Student Left Network Committee Member Full details have been released of the NUS democracy cuts, which look set to block almost all remaining opportunities for ordinary students to control or influence what the union does. NUS will be stripped back into a “lean campaigning machine” that scraps the majority of its committees … Continue reading Fight for an NUS controlled by its 7 million members, not its 600 student union CEOs

NUS ‘left’ in leadership: fight the reforms!

By Christie Neary, NUS Trans Students' Committee 2018-2019 (pc) The NUS finds itself in crisis. The Trans Students’ and International Students’ campaigns have been scrapped and the NUS UK Board have put together a programme of reforms in alliance with student union CEOs which block all remaining opportunities for ordinary students to exert control or … Continue reading NUS ‘left’ in leadership: fight the reforms!

Motions submitted to SLN Conference

Here are the motions submitted to Student Left Network National Conference 2019, at Sheffield Hallam University. Individual members of the Student Left Network can submit amendments to any of these motions, which can either add, delete or change parts of the motions.  Send your amendment to studentleftnetwork@gmail.com by midnight on Thursday 28 February. If you're … Continue reading Motions submitted to SLN Conference

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