Monthly Archives: October 2012

ULU VP supports UCLU Carpenter’s Campaign

As the Vice President of the University of London Union (ULU), I wish to state my total opposition to University College London (UCL) management’s plans to build a new campus on the site of Carpenter’s Estate in Newham. I offer my full support to the campaign to stop these plans to bulldoze a community, against […]

ULU VP reacts to £1bn shortfall in university funding

University of London Union (ULU) Vice President, Daniel Cooper, has reacted to the news of a £1bn ‘black hole’ in university funding. According to report by the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi), the government has seriously underestimated the cost of its changes to higher education, miscalculating the net fee of tuition fees charged by institutions, […]

Questions asked of Mayor in London Assembly about international students

Following a complaint I lodged about the treatment of international students and correspondence with the Chair of the Police and Crime Committee, Joanne McCartney, questions have been asked of the Mayor in the London Assembly. Treatment of International Students (1) Question No: 3297 / 2012 Joanne McCartney What assessment have you made of the reports […]

Report of Education Bloc’, on the TUC demonstration ‘For a future that works’

  On October 20th, a thousand students and education workers turned out for a highly successful Education Bloc, organised by the University of London Union (ULU), on the Trade Union Congress (TUC) demonstration, ‘For a Future that Works’. ULU’s Education Bloc was supported by all the student unions in the University of London, plus several […]

An Open Letter to trade unionists and workplace organisers

Today I have sent a letter (below) to trade unionists and worker militants in London. I do this because this year I want ULU to be a hub for students and workers to organise together, and a centre for supporting students organising as workers. We share the same struggles with workers, both academic and non-academic, on […]

For international solidarity — a statement on the Middle East by student and youth activists

For international solidarity — a statement on the Middle East by student and youth activists Please add your name by emailing We note with alarm the ramping up of Israel’s threats of military action against Iran, including Benjamin Netanyahu’s ‘presentation’ at the UN on 27 September. We stand in solidarity with students, workers and […]

Evict Eric Pickles – Join The Dale Farm Fightback

Friday 19th October, 1pm at Victoria StationMass Action – Dale Farm Anniversary – Evict DCLG! One Year Ago, at dawn on 19 October 2011, hundreds of riot police and bailiffs stormed the Dale Farm Traveller community to carry out one of the largest and most brutal evictions in the UK. Eric Pickles’ Department for Communities […]