I am standing as part of a National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts slate. We stand candidates in NUS elections to make the hard-left visible in what is otherwise a politically vacuous space.
For many students, NUS conference [21-23 April, when the elections take place] is the first political event they take part in. Leaving them to believe that that is the be-all-and-end-all of the student movement is irresponsible. We hope to draw them towards the free education campaign and get them involved in left-wing activism outside NUS.