#OBSR 5: Protest and ‘debt in’ – #StopTheSellOff

Operation Black Students' Representation

Part of NUS Black Student Campaign “Operation: Black Students’ Representation” election special by NUS BSC president; Aaron Kiely… #OBSR 5: Protest and ‘debt in’ – #StopTheSellOff

20140209-004008.jpgProtest outside the department in charge of selling off our student loans – The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Friday 7 February 2014 – Join us outside the Department for BIS at 2pm OR Meet on the steps of SOAS at 12noon to march down to BIS with students from Bloomsbury campuses.

As part of The Student Assembly Against Austerity’s national week of action to stop the sell-off of our student loans to private companies, students across London are uniting together to protest outside the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills by doing a ‘debt in’.

Students will be ‘crushed by debt’ in this creative protest outside the department in charge of privatising student loans.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/611710122215534/?fref=ts

NUS Black Students’ Officer writes on the week of action for The Independent: Students won’t take this Government’s attempts to privatise their loans lying down: http://www.independent.co.uk/student/istudents/students-wont-take-this-governments-attempts-to-privatise-their-loans-lying-down-9106943.html

Check out our Storify of the exciting week so far here: http://storify.com/TheStudentAssem/stop-the-student-loan-sell-off-national-week-of-ac

*Black is a political term inclusive of African, Asian, Arab and Caribbean.

It’s not too late for you to nominate yourself to be made an active change in your SU! Nominations at University of the Arts London UAL close on monday the 10th Feb! Nominate yourself online tGet in touch with Aaron and the NUS Black Students’ Campaign committee

Email: aaron.kiely@nus.org.uk
Twitter: @nusBSC
e-update list: https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/bsc
Facebook: nusBSC Facebook

NUS Connect:http://www.nusconnect.org.uk/campaigns/black/

Lookout for the next post with another of Aaron’s key points #6 – Black Staff Survey and Black British Academics.

Please support by retweeting #OBSR tweets for our role models to tweet words of encouragement to black students to run for elections!

Related posts:

The inBox: Operation Black Students’ Representation elections special!

#OBSR 1: Make Black history in your Students’ Union and run in elections!

#OBSR 2: Creating a Black Students’ Officer in your Union

#OBSR 3: For a more diverse NUS National Conference

#OBSR 4: ‘I Will… Lead the Way’ – #SheShouldStand

New Years Resolution: Be the change you want to see!


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