National Union of Students

Workers' Liberty students - what we do, how to get involved AWL Thu, 10/18/2012 - 15:54

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)

After South Africa, our turn: scrap student fees! Matthew Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:59

After Germany in 2014, South Africa looks like becoming the next country to scrap university tuition fees. And more and more people are determined to add England and Wales to the list.

Domino’s at large, socialism popular too Matthew Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:11

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.

Labour and free education Matthew Wed, 05/31/2017 - 09:14

NCAFC activist Cosmo Seamus explains why the Labour Party’s manifesto commitment to free education and a National Education Service is important and badly needed.

Industrial news in brief Matthew Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:56

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.

Why students and youth should vote Labour Matthew Wed, 05/03/2017 - 09:27

If the opinion polls are correct, Labour is solidly ahead of the Tories among potential voters under 40 years old. Among women under 40, 42 per cent favour Labour, against 27 per cent for the Tories. Unfortunately, these same people are less likely to vote. What’s going on?