The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC) is a national network of student unions and grassroots campaigns fighting cuts in education. We also link student anti-cuts activity with trade union anti-cuts campaigns.
The student movement faces job cuts and higher fees. More colleges and campuses will face outright closure; and it is clear that cuts are being used to re-shape education, and extend big business control over our courses.
Last term, students staged large protests and occupations against cuts, and supported industrial action by staff. We need to do the same again this year, but on a bigger scale. NUS leadership are not providing the student movement with any direction, beyond calling a demonstration on 10 November — which we will, of course, attend and build. The NCAFC is arguing for a clear message on the demonstration: for free education and against cuts.