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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…

Black Bloc: aesthetics won’t beat the cuts

Luke Cooper argues that the “Black Bloc” tactic used on March 26 can’t stop the cuts in a reply to John Moses published on the Open-Democracy website. Read it here……

Britain’s young jilted generation

SOME PEOPLE would have you believe that young people today are lazy and that they don’t care about education. Adverts tell young people how terrible their life will be without…

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…

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…

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…

Education about discipline and values, not learning, says Gove

Teachers need on-the-job training, not proper education, according to the latest government white paper, The Importance of Teaching. Put forward by Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, the document…

Stop police brutality

On 9 December thousands of students defied the law, passed by the last Labour government, to march into Parliament Square. The police responded by “kettling” protesters for hours in the…

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…

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.…

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