As the current Vice President of the University of London Union (ULU), I wish to publicly state my support for Michael Chessum in the ULU Presidential Elections.
Michael has been a tireless campaigner in the student movement, with vast experience as an organiser, a campaigner and as a source of ideas. He helped to found the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC) in 2010 and was a central figure in the wave of student mobilisation which was sparked off by the NUS demonstration in November 2010.
Since then Michael was been key to pushing the NUS to call another national demonstration, both from his position on the NUS National Executive Committee and as a central organiser of the NCAFC demonstrations which helped the student movement maintain momentum in the absence of NUS leadership.
Michael was also an efficient and respected sabbatical officer at UCL and has a deep knowledge of the higher education sector.
These are the qualities that ULU needs to continue the work of rebuilding relationships with London students and placing the union at the heart of campaigning in the city. Michael’s emphasis on housing, liberation and anti-fascism match my own campaigning areas and together we can turn ULU into a powerful vehicle for change.
Full info on how to vote here: http://ulu.co.uk/elections