Student left will meet 2-3 March

Submitted by martin on 27 February, 2019 - 12:01 Author: Maisie Sanders
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The Student Left Network’s first national conference will take place on 2-3 March at Sheffield Hallam University.

Left wing students from campuses across the country are getting together to decide how we can link up and spread our campaigns, where we should take the student movement next, share experiences and skills and debate political ideas.

Workshops will include

• how to organise student-worker solidarity campaigns, led by University of the Arts London Justice for Workers’ campaign

• Brexit and freedom of movement with Student Left Network’s NUS Presidential candidate Justine Canady and Nottingham student and Labour activist Nadia Whittome

• International Students’ rights with Manish Khatri, International Students’ Officer for NUS Scotland and left candidate for NUS Vice President Higher Education

• universities and mental health, led by Loughborough University activist group “Campus Care not Campus Cops”.

The conference will discussing how to fight the cuts to liberation campaigns and the anti-democratic reforms in the National Union of Students (NUS), what a radical, fighting and democratic NUS would look like, and how we can build a movement to break the bureaucracy of NUS and student unions.

There will be a session with national committee elections, and plenty of time for planning and decision-making over the weekend.

The conference will debate motions on anti-Brexit campaigning, getting involved in the school strikes for climate, against antisemitism at the University of Essex, and linking up with UCU to join the “Free Our Unions” campaign initiated by the Clarion and Lambeth Unison.

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