Author Archives: studentmovementresearch

Patrick Rolfe and the 2010 Leeds Student Occupation

This is a short commentary on ‘Reflections on the Student Movement in Leeds: October-December 2010’. [1] It was written by Patrick Rolfe, a student activist in the late 2000s and early 2010s – he studied at Cambridge, Sussex and then … Continue reading

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Mark Winter & Ric Cole Interview Transcript

Mark Winter and Ric Cole were members of the International Socialists/Socialist Workers Party. Mark studied at Liverpool University and Ric studied at Bedford College. Ric later became a full-time student organiser for the SWP. They are no longer members of … Continue reading

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Symposium Programme – Protestival @ University of Sussex

  Facebook event here UK Student Movement Research Project // 1st Symposium As part of Sussex University’s Protestival // 20th – 22st April // University of Sussex, U.K. The 2010 protests and occupations against tuition fees reignited the student movement … Continue reading

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Warwick’s History, Establishment Secrecy and the Reaction to 1968

Originally posted on Connor Woodman:
This is the text of a speech made to the Free University of Warwick on February 23, 2018, as part of the student-staff mobilisations around the UCU strike. You can find the my MA dissertation,…

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Pat Stack Interview (3/2/18) Transcript

Pat Stack was a member of International Socialists/Socialist Workers Party. He studied at Highbury College in Portsmouth and later at Middlesex Polytechnic. He was the full-time student organiser for SWP in the 1980s. He was on the national executive for … Continue reading

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NUS at the World Festival of Youth and Students, 1973

The National Union of Students had a major part in the setting up of the International Union of Students (IUS) in 1946. But its participation in IUS was short-lived as the Cold War began, and NUS was also involved in … Continue reading

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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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