Author Archives: studentmovementresearch

Jack Straw and Black Dwarf

Jack Straw was elected NUS President in 1969 as part of the organisation’s political turn. NUS changed its constitution to be able to debate and pass policy on political issues, and Straw was part of a new left-wing national leadership. … Continue reading

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CALL FOR PAPERS – The 1970s: The High Tide of British Anti-Racist Activism?

The 1970s: The High Tide of British Anti-Racist Activism? Call for Papers: Day-long Symposium, 22 September 2017, Edge Hill University’s Ethnicity, ‘Race’ and Racism Seminar 5th Annual Symposium. 2017 will mark the fortieth anniversary of two seminal events in the … Continue reading

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“Warwick management’s plot to dismiss politically-active staff stopped by statute in the 1960s”

Connor Woodman is the Warwick Globalist’s World of Warwick Editor and former Editor-in-Chief. He is in his fifth year at Warwick, currently undertaking an MA in Modern History. This article is reposted from the Warwick Globalist and offers historical context … Continue reading

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Workshop, 17th June: Radical Student Activism – A History

The UK Student Movement Research Project has been invited to the summer conference hosted by the National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts. This is the first opportunity for those interested in research on the student movement in the UK – … Continue reading

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NUS & Palestinian Solidarity (Part 1 of 2)

Carlus Hudson – PhD Student at University of Portsmouth, researching student anti-racist activism in the ‘long seventies’. As of 2012, the National Union of Students (NUS) has supported the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign regarding Israel. The original policy … Continue reading

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“Red Warwick”: A Hidden History

This article was originally for The Boar, the student newspaper at the University of Warwick. You can view it here. by Connor Woodman   University of Warwick official history, 2016 This month marks the 46th anniversary of the start of … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions

Image text reads: Call for submissions Have you conducted research on the UK Student Movement for academic purposes or privately? Have you written an essay or article on the UK Student Movement (even if it’s been published elsewhere)? Do you … Continue reading

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