The Student Assembly Against Austerity, taking place on Saturday 2 November, is one of the key initiatives coming out of last month’s People’s Assembly Against Austerity which was the biggest, united gathering of the anti-cuts movement since the Tory-led government came to power three years ago and unleashed massive assaults on students.
The Student Assembly Against Austerity has been called by a diverse and growing coalition of student leaders and seeks to unite all those that want to take forward the fight for free education, against tuition fees and a lifetime of debt and for the government to properly invest in our universities and colleges instead of the cuts agenda which is having a devastating impact on our campuses.
The Student Assembly Against Austerity will be a key opportunity to bring together local campus campaigns against privatisation, outsourcing and course closures, alongside national campaigns against fees and cuts and to bring back EMA. It will be a chance to bring together Liberation Campaigns fighting against cuts and inequality, alongside international students fighting extortionate tuition fees, joining with students’ unions from across the nations that are campaigning against austerity and the student poverty it is causing.
By uniting all of our struggles and campaigns together we can make the Student Assembly Against Austerity a festival against the cuts and a launch pad for action to take on this disgusting coalition government and defend education for all.
Get involved with the Student Assembly Against Austerity
1. Sign up as an individual to support the Student Assembly Against Austerity by adding your name here.
2. Sign up your Students’ Union, campus anti-cuts group, national campaign or organisation to support the Student Assembly Against Austerity by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Start planning a local Student Assembly Against Austerity public rally on your campus for next term to help build into the national Assembly. Email email@example.com if you are interested in setting up an Assembly on your campus.
4. Join student activists, trade unionists and anti-cuts campaigners at the demonstration outside Tory Party Conference in Manchester on the 29 September.
The Student Assembly Against Austerity can play a key role in ensuring that this uncaring government faces a broad and powerful movement of opposition – and we need every student, campaign and students’ union who opposes austerity to get involved.