NCAFC Conference 2012: positive and accessible

The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts national conference took place in Birmingham on 8-9 December 2012. 150 activists came together from all over the country to co-ordinate local struggles and plan the future of NCAFC.

The general tone of the conference was constructive and determined: one of developing ideas, strategies and structures to allow the student movement to fight and win when it next surges. There was a huge array of discussion and debate – in informal and formal sessions, as well as self-organised spaces for Liberation groups, and a lot of socialising and fun. Continue reading


Postgraduate students get organised: for women it’s out of the kitchen and into the university

By Jenny Thatcher: PhD student at the University of East London and a co-founder of the Postgraduate Workers Association (personal capacity).

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The Women’s Library, currently based at London Metropolitan University, is under attack.

NCAFC Women will be campaigning against this by leading a mass letter writing campaign to London Metropolitan University management and organising local protests. Continue reading

Vote Claire Locke #1 for NUS President – for a fighting feminist NUS!

The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts women’s committee are supporting and voting for Claire Locke for NUS President at national conference on the 24-26th April.Claire has an outstanding record on fighting fees, cuts and privatisation and has been at the heart of the anti-austerity student movement. Continue reading

Support sex workers during the Olympics – model letter to London mayor

Please use this letter as a starting point to write to the London mayor about the campaign from your women’s or feminist group, or as an individual.

For more info on the campaign as a whole go to the x:talk website
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Support sex workers during the Olympics – model motions for trade and student unions

Below are model motions that can be used in trade and student unions to support the campaign for a moratorium on sex worker arrests during the Olympics. Continue reading

Moratorium on sex worker arrests during the Olympics – join the campaign!

The Olympics will cause more than just congestion on the transport system and hiked up rents this summer.
Sex worker led co-operative x:talk and its supporters are calling for a moratorium on arrests of sex workers in London with immediate effect until the end of the Olympic Games. Read more about why and how important this campaign is here… Continue reading

Support our lecturers – UCU to strike 10 May!

On 27 April UCU’s national executive voted 23-9 to take part in a coordinated strike against pension cuts on 10 May. Continue reading