Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/735/15310

From The Socialist newspaper, 26 September 2012

Enthusiastic start to the year for Socialist Students

University of Sussex

20 Sociaist students activists marched round Sheffield city centre against tuition fees and to restore EMA, joined by NUT rep, photo Sheffield Socialist Students

20 Sociaist students activists marched round Sheffield city centre against tuition fees and to restore EMA, joined by NUT rep, photo Sheffield Socialist Students   (Click to enlarge)

As students, we are facing one of the toughest periods in living memory, with fresh assaults on higher education announced almost every day.

The current climate of cuts and austerity highlights the necessity of building a powerful Socialist Students group.

We will be working even harder to campaign and support the interests of students and staff on campus, as well as the rest of the community.

For those of us involved in organising University of Sussex Socialist Students, the university's recent freshers fair was an excellent opportunity to re-establish ourselves in a new academic year and to share our ideas with students, new and old.

We aimed to spread awareness about the anti-privatisation campaign at the university. Hundreds of students signed up for further information and to get involved in action.

Our follow-up meeting was attended by many enthusiastic new faces. This positive step forward will help both Socialist Students and the ever-more important struggle for students and staff against austerity, privatisation and cuts to grow.

Fred Groves, Sussex Socialist Students

University of East London

Between 17 and 21 September, Socialist Students held a freshers fair stall at the University of East London (UEL) Docklands campus. 25 people joined UEL Socialist Students, a huge success. 71 students bought the Socialist Students magazine, Megaphone, and over 100 was raised in donations.

We got most support for the campaign of solidarity with international students at London Metropolitan University who were threatened with potential deportation - something which people all across the world should be condemning.

There was also a lot of support for the campaign for a 24-hour general strike which would tell the Con-Dem government that we don't accept the austerity that they are imposing on us.

Fifteen students came to the first meeting of UEL Socialist Students, about what socialism is. After a suggestion by one of the students at the meeting, our next one will be on the Rape Is No Joke campaign.

Kyle Williamson, UEL Socialist Students

Leeds University

At Leeds University, Socialist Students got a good response, with over 20 members so far and well over 100 people asking to go on our mailing list.

Friday 14 September was the first freshers event, the International Students Fair. We campaigned over the attacks on their counterparts at London Met University, who face potential deportation in the coming months.

The next four days of freshers fairs were especially rewarding and encouraging. The first Socialist Students meeting of the year, on 'What is socialism?', was attended by 16 people.

Matt Booth, Leeds University Socialist Students

First private university opens doors - but not many go in

The UK's first private university, the New College of the Humanities, opened its doors on 24 September.

But it seems the idea is not as popular as philosopher AC Grayling, the founder, may have hoped - only 60 students have enrolled for the 18,000 a year courses, out of a planned 200.

A group of protesters threw eggs at the windows as the students arrived and held signs such as "privatisation=poverty".

We need a mass campaign of students, education workers and the trade unions to fight for a fully funded, publicly owned and democratically run education system at all levels.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 26 September 2012:


Fightback against austerity

Action against austerity

Teachers: march together, then strike together against austerity

Reasons to join the 20 October demo, reasons to build for a 24-hour strike

General strike, the biggest weapon

Model resolution for a 24-hour general strike


Socialist Party feature

Labour Party conference: Can Labour give a lead in the fight against austerity?


International socialist news and analysis

Afghanistan war: end this 'pointless waste of life'

Spain: March on Madrid kicks off a hot autumn of struggle

South Africa: 'Lonmin settlement a victory - struggle pays!'


Socialist Party news and analysis

TUSC conference: A step forward for working class political representation

Murdoch empire: a whole barrel of bad apples

Action needed to save NHS from privatisation

Them & Us


Socialist Party workplace news

Workers strike as Argos tightens the screws

Knowsley council fears anti-privatisation campaign

Solidarity with workers sacked from Crossrail

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

No excuse! Thousands protest against victim blaming on London Slutwalk

Scrap student fees

Enthusiastic start to the year for Socialist Students

Why Hull council should defy the government's cuts to services

Tameside library closures - "Get used to it" says councillor

Opportunistic speeches at Hull march against NHS cuts

Cellist Alfia Nakipbekova speaks out about Kazakhstan

Opencast mining: "Protect us from Provectus"


Socialist history

Belfast Outdoor Relief Strike 1932


 

Home   |   The Socialist 26 September 2012   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   PDF  




Related links:

Socialist Students:

triangleSocialist Students 'welcome' Hillary Clinton to Swansea

triangleStriking back against sackers' charter at Leeds Uni

triangleCardiff Socialist Students confront 'Parasite' Jacob Rees-Mogg

triangleSupporting the general strike in Catalonia

triangleLeeds Socialist Students marks 'International Safe Abortion Day'

Students:

triangleSchools "can't go any further" - stop the cuts: set deficit budgets now

triangleFreshers week campaigning reports

triangleFight for free education

triangleGoldsmiths Socialist Students & South London Socialist Party: Capitalism in Crisis - How do we fight back?

Socialist:

triangleConference on state spies: who's watching who?

triangleHundreds turn out for rally aimed at removing west Wales Tory MP

triangle'Dazzling' Bad Art show points to socialist future

University:

triangleNasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

triangleUniversity of Leeds workers walk out

Education:

triangleFight university's 'sackers' charter'

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

19/10/17

North West

Arriva North West bus drivers strike over pay

18/10/17

Democratic rights

Conference on state spies: who's watching who?

18/10/17

Leeds

Striking back against sackers' charter at Leeds Uni

18/10/17

Royal Mail

Royal Mail bosses block strike - back postal workers

18/10/17

PCS

Balloting members on the pay cap

18/10/17

Art

'Dazzling' Bad Art show points to socialist future

18/10/17

Council

Sheffield Labour council threatens peaceful protesters with prison

18/10/17

South West Wales

Hundreds turn out for rally aimed at removing west Wales Tory MP

18/10/17

NHS

Uprising to save the NHS!

18/10/17

Socialism

Can you donate to the Socialism 2017 appeal?

18/10/17

East London

No cuts - hands off King George A&E!

18/10/17

North London

North London hospital workers fight cuts and job losses

18/10/17

BAE

Nationalise to save jobs at BAE Systems

18/10/17

Schools

Schools "can't go any further" - stop the cuts: set deficit budgets now

18/10/17

Swansea

Socialist Students 'welcome' Hillary Clinton to Swansea

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle19 Oct Arriva North West bus drivers strike over pay

triangle18 Oct Russia, October 1917: When workers took power

triangle18 Oct Tories torn - bin them now

triangle18 Oct Royal Mail bosses block strike - back postal workers

triangle18 Oct Balloting members on the pay cap

triangle13 Oct The end of the Tories?

triangle11 Oct Nasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

More ...

triangle21 Oct Birmingham: NSSN Solidarity Forum

triangle23 Oct Chesterfield Socialist Party: The continuing struggle for abortion rights

triangle24 Oct Liverpool Socialist Party: The October Russian Revolution 100 years ago to the day

triangle25 Oct Salford Socialist Party: The October 1917 Russian revolution

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice

V2