National Union of Students

Workers' Liberty students - what we do, how to get involved AWL Thu, 10/18/2012 - 15:54
NUS: Unite the left Matthew Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:14

Students face an ever more neo-liberal university system and an FE sector being virtually destroyed — an alarming mental health crisis — absurd, soaring rents — a future of debt and precarious jobs — and a world all around us being wrecked by capitalism.

At the same time huge numbers are inspired by Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party and increasingly supportive of left-wing politics.

NCAFC Recommits to 2018 NSS Boycott

Submitted by SJW on 12 December, 2017 - 3:26 Author: Ruaridh Anderson

The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC) held its winter conference in Liverpool last weekend, which saw a lively debate on whether or not to recommit to the 2018 NSS Boycott. After scrutinising the tactic and its potential effectiveness - particularly in relation to the upcoming UCU marking boycott - the conference voted overwhelmingly to continue the boycott into 2018 as part of building a movement of united students and workers against the marketisation of higher education.

The left and struggles for liberation need free speech AWL Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:22

(Students & workers protest as part of the left-led Free Speech Movement in the 1960s at the University of California Berkeley)

Domino’s at large, socialism popular too

Submitted by Matthew on 11 October, 2017 - 10:11 Author: Ruaridh Anderson

Stalls handing out free Domino’s pizza remain by far the most popular on campus during university students’ union welcome fairs. They have also been a fuel for socialist activity, proving a reliable source of free food for Workers’ Liberty students as we spent the last three weeks at fairs around the country.

Industrial news in brief

Submitted by Matthew on 24 May, 2017 - 12:56 Author: Gemma Short, Charlotte Zalens and Peggy Carter

Cinema workers at East Dulwich Picturehouse in south London will strike on Saturday 27 May to coincide with the opening of the new Pirates of the Caribbean film. Workers at the other cinemas involved in the dispute have just voted for further strikes, and will be on strike on 3-4 June to coincide with the Sundance Film Festival, which Picturehouse hosts.

HE Bill passed, keep fighting AWL Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:59

Parliament rushed through the Higher Education and Research Bill — the legislative vehicle for their ruinous agenda of fee-raising, university-privatising reforms — through to Royal Assent on 27 April in advance of the snap General Election.