NUS – National Union of Students

Locked-down students betrayed by uni bosses: #RentStrike now!

Government mismanagement and landlord profiteering has left students locked up in highly expensive accommodation which is rapidly becoming an incubator for the virus.

Rebecca Anderson  ·  02 October 2020

UCU: No capitulation – fight on to victory

Up and down the country university workers are holding meetings and rallies to reject the proposed deal proposed between the UCU and university employers. Dozens of branches have already voted to reject the deal before a meeting of the union’s Higher Education Committee this afternoon. The proposed deal agreed between the UCU and UUK is […]

Workers Power  ·  13 March 2018

Police, politicians and the NUS can't stop the fight for free education

By KD Tait 2014 was the year the student movement moved decisively from the defensive to the offensive. Tax the rich to fund education for all was the demand that mobilised 10,000 students to march on parliament for the first time since 2010. The demonstration succeeded in spite of the sabotage attempted by the national […]

Workers Power  ·  12 December 2014

Students – reorganise, refocus, resist

  2012 was a year to forget for the Tories. It was, in the main, a year to forget for student activists as well, writes K D Tait. The first year of £9,000 fees saw a 10 per cent drop in student numbers. September saw the government try to deport thousands of overseas students from London […]

Workers Power  ·  20 January 2013

Where next for the student movement?

On November 21 the National Union of Students (NUS) will march in London under the slogan ‘Educate, Employ, Empower’. The protest is supported by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC), Education Activists Network (EAN) and the UCU. Activists across the country are organising for the biggest possible turnout, but participation seems uneven and […]

Workers Power  ·  15 November 2012

Militant action can reverse Con-Dem education reforms

A year after students took to the streets, the fight for the future of education in Britain continues. As young people are confronted with few university places and even fewer job opportunities, the need to integrate the education and the anti-cuts movement becomes even more urgent, writes Joana Ramiro

Workers Power  ·  31 August 2011

Education and resistance: next steps for the student movement

As the student academic year draws to a close, the summer is a good time for reflection on the year that was. John Bowman provides a balance sheet for Revolution. Read it here

Workers Power  ·  05 June 2011

Joana Pinto speaks to NUS conference: ‘together we can win’

Joana Pinto stood for the Vice President Union Development position at this years NUS conference. Below is her speech, calling for a fighting students union

Workers Power  ·  22 April 2011

NUS conference 2011: the fight for students has just begun

Joana Pinto talks about her experience running for NUS Vice President position, NUS conference, and where students can take the fight from here

Workers Power  ·  18 April 2011

Angry students chase NUS President off demo

Yesterday over 4000 students, workers and youth took to the streets of Manchester against the Con Dem cuts to EMA, education funding, and the public sector. Official ‘leaders’ of the movement tried to hold back protesters from expressing their anger. But they only showed their increasing irrelevance to the struggle. Many activists held placards declaring […]

Workers Power  ·  06 February 2011

NUS leadership has no strategy to win

When the NUS NEC passed a strategy document, supported by NUS president Aaron Porter for the student movement on 10 January, they showed once again that they want to plead and negotiate with the Con Dem government, rather than organise a fight to stop their plans. The document agreed to sponsor the Manchester demonstration on […]

Workers Power  ·  06 February 2011

Vote for NUS left slate

National Union of Students President Aaron Porter will be facing an election challenge at this years NUS conference, as left-wing student activists announced they would group together to form an anti-cuts, anti-fees slate. Joana Pinto, press officer for the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts, and Workers Power member, will be standing for the Vice […]

Workers Power  ·  06 February 2011

Fees fight not over

Now that parliament has voted to increase tuition fees and abolish the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA), the student movement needs to force universities and councils to refuse to implement the policies.

Workers Power  ·  01 January 2011

Student struggle inspires UK-wide fight against cuts

Youth and students in Britain have run an astonishing campaign against cuts to education funding, tuition fee increases and the withdrawal of central government funding for the Education Maintenance Allowance. The month of high-intensity protest saw public opinion sway in favour of the student demonstrators, a political crisis in the Liberal Democrats, and most importantly, […]

Workers Power  ·  01 January 2011

Camden girls proud to fight!

We staged a 24-hour “teach-in” on Wednesday 8 December in a form of protest against this coalition Government, which has now voted for the raising of tuition fees up to £9,000. The main reason for the occupation was to raise awareness through media coverage about this rise in tuition fees, and we feel we were […]

Workers Power  ·  01 January 2011

"We turned Oxford into Paris!"

Over 1000 Oxford students marched through Oxford protesting spending cuts and the Browne review. A student body noted for its conservatism battled the police in an attempt to occupy the university. Today we saw the birth of a new student movement. Organised An initial organising meeting of 200 students discussed the Browne review and its […]

Workers Power  ·  28 October 2010

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