NUS condemns ‘Student Rights’ – roundup

The NUS (National Union of Students) passed a motion officially condemning ‘Student Rights’, the campus watchdog arm of the Henry Jackson Society, on Tuesday 13 May 2014.

Media coverage in The Independent, Huffington Post, The Guardian students blog and Times Higher Education and National Student follow. Here’s a re-cap.

Since the NUS vote, the NUS Black Students Campaign also passed an amendment condemning Student Rights as part of a wider anti-racism motion.

Students at Greenwich University subsequently became the 8th in the country – following LSE, Birkbeck, Goldsmiths, Kingston, UCL, Queen Mary and KCL – to pass their own policy condemning Student Rights for ‘fuelling Islamophobia’.

These developments – especially the condemnations from two representative national student bodies – are significant victories for the Real Student Rights campaign. They show how hollow Student Rights implicit claims to be defending or representing students are.

Congratulations to all the students who campaigned against the group and Islamophobia more generally, and thank you to all those who have supported the campaign.

NOTE: We have yet to have any response at all from Labour MP Jim Fitzpatrick (@FitzMP) , who has so far ignored students’ calls for him to resign from the advisory board of Student Rights following the NUS vote.

One response to “NUS condemns ‘Student Rights’ – roundup

  1. Pingback: Bristol, Greenwich and Imperial motions pass: 10 unis now officially condemn ‘Student Rights’ | Students for Real Student Rights

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