Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
4 April 2018
National Union of Students conference 2018: thanks to the actions of the right-wing leadership, the conference was devoid of serious political discussion on the most important issues facing the movement
21 February 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May has proposed cutting tuition fees for some students - who are clamouring to get involved in the fight on any issue they think they can win
6 December 2017
Liverpool John Moores University Socialist Students member David Hitchmough topped the poll for National Union of Students conference delegates
22 November 2017
Around 1,000 students took to the streets for free education on 15 November - but inevitably, some will question the smaller turnout compared to previous demonstrations
27 September 2017
Scrap tuition fees: Tuition fees can be beaten. Chancellor Phillip Hammond's announcement that he will consider lowering them in the next Tory budget is an indication of his government's enormous weakness
3 May 2017
Given the gravity of the crisis faced by students, NUS conference failed to measure up to the tasks
23 November 2016
Local student unions failed to properly organise and mobilise for the national education demonstration on 19 November.
22 November 2016
Up to 15,000 students, education workers and trade unionists marched in London on 19 November
16 November 2016
The march on 19 November is the first joint national demo by the NUS and UCU since 2010
9 November 2016
Join the #Nov19 national student march: Students have suffered greatly under brutal privatisation and austerity measures.
14 September 2016
Student housing crisis: It's no secret that house prices and living costs are unaffordable for most working class people. It's also no secret that students have been hammered by successive governments, which have increased tuition fees and axed maintenance grants.
4 May 2016
A growing mood of anger was reflected at this year's NUS conference in the leadership elections and some of the motions passed.
17 February 2016
100 students from over 30 institutions were represented
29 October 2015
Five years ago, Britain's streets erupted in mass student protests. Now, as thousands are again preparing to march in defence of education, the shadow of 2010 looms large.
16 September 2015
Arriving on campus this year? Student debt, super-expensive housing and the prospect of graduating to low-paid and insecure work will be on the minds of many
16 September 2015
As students, we've all felt it. That grim punch to the gut that comes with the first of every month. I'm talking about rent.
9 September 2015
The Con-Dems trebled tuition fees, tried to privatise student debt and scrapped EMA grants.
27 May 2015
No one was surprised to hear of the Tories' plans to continue with their brutal austerity programme after winning a majority
13 May 2015
Last year at the National Union of Students conference, support for free education passed by a whisker, overturning a decade of opposition. This year, 90% of delegates voted to back free education, writes Ian Pattison, Socialist Students national chair.
22 April 2015
Now is a time when fighting back is becoming ever more important. But no mass organisations are willing to play the role of leaders. Socialist Students has to step up!
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