Last night (Tuesday 4 February) students at University College London (UCL) unanimously passed a motion condemning the Henry Jackson Society front group ‘Student Rights’.
The motion – which can be read here – was unopposed at UCL Union council and makes the prestigious London university the fourth to pass policy against the group. [UPDATE 14/2/14: Here is the link to the motion which passed showing it is current UCLU policy.]
The momentum of the Real Student Rights campaign, a grassroots student campaign founded to expose and oppose the divisive and marginalising tactics of the group (which has few, if any, actual links to students) is gathering pace.
The UCL Union motion comes in the wake of previous motions at three other top universities in the University of London: Goldsmiths, Birkbeck and the London School of Economics (LSE), last term.
Real Student Rights motions are expected to be proposed at a number of other universities nationwide this term and prove that – despite its name – the non-transparent ‘Student Rights’ has no legitimacy with actual students.