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NEC Councillor
Manifestos
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Circulate to delegates to National
Conference, student councils and student
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Key Information
Purpose of this document

Purpose of this document
Under NUS’ election rules, the list of candidates for full time positions are circulated prior to the conference
at which they are elected. Also included with this list are the names of those who nominated each
candidate and, if supplied, a manifesto for them.

For Block of 15 positions, candidates needed 5 nominations from 5 different constituent members to be
submitted by 5pm on Friday 16 March 2012.
Full details of the election rules and schedules can be found online:
http://www.nusconnect.org.uk/conference

As one of the purposes for which the list of candidates is published is to enable objections to eligibility to
be submitted, it will be clear that the candidates listed may not be properly qualified or validly nominated. It
should be borne in mind that this document has to be prepared before the Chief Returning Officer can
decide questions relating to qualifications of candidates and the validity of the nominations. The
appearance of a candidate’s name in this document does not therefore mean that he/she is duly qualified
or validly nominated. The Chief Returning Officer will report on any matters arising in this connection in due
course.

Objections to the eligibility of full time candidates
Any member of NUS may object to the eligibility of candidates or their nominators. For the full time position
they may do this by contacting the chief returning officer in writing via elections@nus.org.uk no later than
5pm on 30
th
March 2012.


What you need to do
I have read through the manifestos
I have no objections to the nominees outlined in this document

Read through the document and need more help?
If you require additional information please contact one of the following people:
• For issues relating to the administration of conference, including registration, access needs, room
bookings and stalls contact the Events Team events@nus.org.uk
• For issues about delegate entitlement, zone committees, reports and policy, amendments to zone
policy proposals & Cross Campus Ballots contact democracy@nus.org.uk
• I am a candidate and require an elections ruling elections@nus.org.uk
All the above can be contacted at:
• NUS, 4
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Contents
Purpose of this document 2
What you need to do 2
Introduction from Chief Returning Officer 3
Nominations 4
Manifestos

Introduction from Chief Returning Officer
This document contains the list of candidates for the final NEC positions to be elected at National
Conference – the Block of 15. You should take this opportunity to find out about the different candidates
that could become the political lead of your National Union next year by reading and comparing their
manifestos and thinking about what to ask them as you see them about National Conference.
Positions still to be opened at National Conference are for the positions of Student Trustee or member of
Democratic Procedures Committee in Sheffield. You have to be a candidate to have a chance of winning.
With best wishes for an exciting election period,
Honor Cohen
NUS Chief Returning Officer

How the Block of Fifteen count works
The Block of Fifteen has 5 reserved places for FE candidates and a further 10 open places. All delegates
can vote for all candidates in the election whatever their education sector. During the count only FE
candidates will be considered for the first 5 positions, preferences to HE candidates will be ignored. After 5
positions are filled any remaining FE candidates will be returned to the open pool. This means that not less
than 5 positions on the block will be FE members, and a maximum of 15 shall be.

Other positions
There are 2 types of committee positions, for student trustees and for the Democratic Procedures
Committee.
• Student trustees sit on the Trustee Board and have collective responsibility with the officer and lay
trustees for the finance and legal aspects of the National Union.
• Democratic Procedures Committee ensures the smooth running of Conference and the policy
process.

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Candidates for the position of NUS National Executive Councillor

Joe Armer York College
Charles Barry Newcastle College
Georgina Banetta Bristol Uni
Alex Causton-Ronaldson University of the Creative Arts
Michael Chessum University College London
Sebastien Chowdhury Manchester College
Caroline Dangerfield University of Salford
Reni Eddo-Lodge University of Central Lancashire
Cameron Giles Prior Pursglove College
Lizi Gray Newcastle College
Rosie Huzzard Sheffield College
Manoj Iyer Middlesex University
Roshni Joshi South Downs College
Jamil Keating Xavier College
Jake Kitchener Sheffield Hallam
Pamela Leite BCOT
Naomi McKay Wakefield College
Emma Meehan Edinburgh University
Aidan Mersh Hull University Union
Furqan Naeem Bradford University
Colin Offler University of the West of England SU
Surya Prakash-Bhatta Edinburgh Telford college
Stuart Roney Stow College
Joshua Rowlands Canterbury College
Edmund Schluessel Cardiff University
Rob Scully City University
Mark Sewards Leeds University
Matt Stanley MIdKent College
Maggie Suissa University of Manchester
Bob Sutton Liverpool University
Joe Vinson Cornwall College
Mike Williamson Edinburgh University
Jamie Woodcock Goldsmiths College

Re-open Nominations



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Candidates and Nominators

Joe Armer

Nominator Constituent Member
Alice Fletcher York College Students’ Union
Jo Gillespie Blackpool and the Fylde College Students’ Union
Tom Hollick Norwich City College Students’ Union
Matthew Lewton Newcastle under Lyme College Students’ Union
Toni Pearce NUS National Executive Council

Charles Barry

Nominator Constituent Member
Shanaz Ahmad Northumbria University Students’ Union
Liam Dale Newcastle University Students’ Union
Tim Kerr Durham University Students’ Union
Mehdi Shekarchi Newcastle College Students’ Union
Lisa Waggott Gateshead College Students’ Union

Georgina Bavetta

Nominator Constituent Member
Salem Bajnaid Kent Union
Lee Bunce London School of Economics Students’ Union
Mitchell Lee School of Oriental and African Studies Students’ Union
Marek Powley University College London Union
Zain Sardar Birkbeck College Students’ Union

Alex Causton-Ronaldson

Nominator Constituent Member
Lani Baird Aberdeen College Students’ Union
Tom Hollick City College Norwich Students’ Union
Ed Marsh NUS National Executive Council
Sophie Richardson Queen Mary University of London Students’ Union
Joshua Rowlands Canterbury College Students’ Union

Michael Chessum

Nominator Constituent Member
Daniel Cooper Royal Holloway University of London Students’ Union
Estelle Hart NUS National Executive Council
Dante Micheaux NUS Postgraduate Council
Sean Rillo-Raczka Birkbeck College Students’ Union
Mike Williamson Edinburgh University Students’ Association


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Sebastien Chowdhury

Nominator Constituent Member
Tunde Adekoya Manchester Metropolitan Students’ Union
USman Ali NUS National Executive Council
Caroline Dangerfield Salford University Students’ Union
Sharareh Houshmandyar Bath Spa University Students’ Union
Kanja Sesay NUS Black Students’ Committee

Caroline Dangerfield

Nominator Constituent Member
Rebecca Bridger Lougborough Unioversity Students’ Union
George Charonis NUS National Executive Council
Jo Rhodes Northumbria Students’ Union Students’ Union
Amy Rutland University of Brighton Students’ Union
Mo Saqib University of Manchester Students’ Union

Reni Eddo-Lodge

Nominator Constituent Member
Dom Anderson University of Derby Students’ Union
Vic Cassambros Staffordshire University Students’ Union
Jennifer Krase University of Bangor Students’ Union
Hannah Paterson University of Manchester Students’ Union
Alexander Re University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union

Cameron Giles

Nominator Constituent Member
Thomas Anderson Prior Pursglove College Students’ Union
John Girierson Scarborough 6
th
Form College Students’ Union
Sophie Hakbilir Teeside University Students’ Union
Sam Richardson Blackpool and Fylde College Students’ Union
Danielle Ripley Middlesborough College Students’ Union

Lizi Gray

Nominator Constituent Member
Alicia Blackett Leeds University Union
Nick Hart Birmingham City University Students’ Union
Ryan Holmes Newcastle College Students’ Union
Hakeena Vincent London Metropolitan Student Union
Jethro Walden Warwick University Students’ Union


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Rosie Huzzard

Nominator Constituent Member
Demane Boocock Southport College
Giulio Folino City University Students’ Union
Tom Harris Royal Holloway University Students’ Union
Aimee Kent-Payne Hull University Union
Chris Marks Sheffield College Students’ Union

Manoj Iyer

Nominator Constituent Member
Syed Ali London Metropolitan Students’ Union
Usman Ali NUS National Executive Council
Richard Bidgood Bath Spa University Students’ Union
Seemit Kumar University of Bolton Students’ Union
Surya Prakash-Bhatta Edinburgh Telford College Students’ Union

Roshni Joshi

Nominator Constituent Member
Lani Baird Aberdeen College Students’ Union
Pete Mercer NUS National Executive Council
Naomi McKay Wakefield College Students’ Union
Mo Saqib Manchester University Students’ Union
Kelley Temple NUS Scotland Executive Committee

Jamil Keating

Nominator Constituent Member
Laurenenne Baird Kilmarnock College Students’ Union
Lani Baird Aberdeen College Students’ Union
Kirsty Kent Reed Keirr College Students’ Union
Hailey Townsend Bridgend College Students’ Union
Amanda Willis Canterbury College Students’ Union

Jake Kitchener

Nominator Constituent Member
Matt Denton Sheffield University Students’ Union
Carl Hawkes Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union
Raechel Mattey NUS Wales National Executive Committee
Toni Pearce NUS National Executive Council
Rachel Wenstone London School of Economics Students’ Union


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Pamela Leite

Nominator Constituent Member
David Hurst BCOT Students’ Union
Liam Mahon Wolves College Students’ Union
Mike Sulter Amersham and Wycombe College Students’ Union
Jamie Wareham Westminster University Students’ Union
Christina Yan Zhang NUS National Executive Council

Naomi Mckay

Nominator Constituent Member
Heather Dower Canterbury Collage Students’ Union
Shawni Dunne Huddersfield Students’ Union
Joshua Morton Leed City Collage
Dominic Pusey Kirklees Collage SU
Nicole Thackray Huddersfield New Collage

Emma Meehan

Nominator Constituent Member
Hannah Davis Kent Union
Karl Hobley Reading University Students’ Union
Jo Johnson Leeds Metropolitan Students’ Union
Robin Parker NUS Scotland Executive Committee
Surya Prakash-Bhatta NUS National Executive Council

Aidan Mersh

Nominator Constituent Member
Rebecca Bridger University of Loughborough Students’ Union
George Gardiner Lancaster University Students’ Union
Ed Marsh NUS National Executive Council
Phil Pocknee Hull University Union
Rachel Wenstone London School of Economics Students’ Union

Furqan Naeem

Nominator Constituent Member
Mohamed Harrath London School of Economics Students’ Union
Nabeel Hussain Bradford College
Ed Marsh NUS National Executive Council
William Obubu Bradford University Students’ Union
Knaja Sesay NUS Black Students Committee


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Colin Offler

Nominator Constituent Member
Liam Burns NUS National Executive Council
Alex Causton-Ronaldson University of the Creative Arts
Louise Goux-Wirth University of the West of England Students’ Union
Joss Rowlands Canterbury College Students’ Union
Rob Scully City University Students’ Union

Surya Prakash Bhatta

Nominator Constituent Member
Lani Baird Aberdeen Collage SU
Jyotika Gurunge Edinburgh Telford Collage SU
Jamie Kinlochan University of West Scotland Students’ Union
Ed Marsh NUS NEC
Robin J parker Scottish Executive Committee

Stuart Roney

Nominator Constituent Member
Nathan Currie Glasgow Caledonian University Students’ Union
Emma Iwanov City College Norwich Students’ Union
Arlene King John Wheatley College Students’ Union
Rebecca McCartney Langside College Students’ Union
Cat Morton University of Strathclyde Students’ Union

Joshua Rowlands

Nominator Constituent Member
Jo Barton-Umuliisa Canterbury Christchurch SU
Rebecca Bridger Loughborough University Students’ Union
Harry Fox Canterbury Collage SU
Tom Hollick City Collage Norwich
Ed Marsh NUS NEC

Mark Sewards

Nominator Constituent Member
Ruth Brewer Liverpool guild of Students
Estelle Hart NUS Women’s Committee
Hannah Nisbet Leeds University Union
Sean Ruston Warwick University Students’ Union
Luke Young NUS National Executive Council


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Rob Scully

Nominator Constituent Member
Emma Louise Braithwaite Kings College Students’ Union
Liam Burns NUS National Executive Council
Celie Douglas Chichester University Students’ Union
Alice Nee City and Islington College Students’ Union
Sophie Richardson Queen Mary’s University of London Students’ Union

Edmund Schlussel

Nominator Constituent Member
Jon Antoniazzi Cardiff University Students’ Union
Mary Prescott NUS National Executive Council
Arianna Fassinari School of Oriental and African Studies Students’ Union
Andrew Tindall Aberystwyth University Students’ Union
Christina Yan Zhang NUS International Students’ Committee

Matt Stanley

Nominator Constituent Member
Vicki Baars NUS NEC
Stef Newton UCLU SU
Samantha Sadler Mid Kent Collage
Bell Ribeiro-Addy BPP
Sky Yarlett NUS LGBT

Maggie Suissa

Nominator Constituent Member
Leo Boe Warwick University Students’ Union
Liam Burns NUS National Executive Council
Jessica Gladstone Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union
Mark Sewards Leeds University Union
Rachel Wenstone London School of Economics Students’ Union

Bob Sutton

Nominator Constituent Member
Ellie Clarke University College Falmouth Students’ Union
Selina Clarke South Bank University Students’ Union
Daniel Lemberger Cooper Royal Holloway Students’ Union
Chris Page Cambridge University Students’ Union
Rhiannon Rose Liverpool Hope Students’ Union


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Joe Vinson

Nominator Constituent Member
Lani Baird Aberdeen Collage Students’ Union
Penny Birch Leeds City Collage Students’ Union
Toni Perce NUS NEC
James Phillips Mid Kent Collage
Christian James-Watkins Coles Gwent

Mike Williamson

Nominator Constituent Member
Michael Chessum NUS National Executive Council
Graeme Kirkpatrick Scotland Executive Committee
Gordon Maloney Aberdeen College Students’ Union
Matt McPherson Edinburgh University Students’ Association
Deborah Scordo-mackie University of East London Students’ Union

Jamie Woodcock

Nominator Constituent Member
Amena Amer London School of Economics Students’ Union
Mark Bergfeld NUS National Executive Council
Alistair Farrow Kingston University Students’ Union
Amy Giligan Cambridge University Students’ Union
James Haywood Goldsmiths College Students’ Union



We have to bridge the gap between large well funded
Unions and HE Unions and the smaller poorly funded
Unions both in HE and FE. By sharing best practice
and making Union development events accessible
to the smallest Unions
If elected I will push for closer link
and the NEC, bringing the campaigning work of NUS
closer to FE Unions.
Work across and beyond factional divides
here to represent students, not our personal political
agenda.





Ensure that the National Executive Council works for FE
as well as HE. FE must not be a policy afterthought
Union Development, Welfare and Society and Citizens
are not the responsibilities of the Vice President
Education.
We´re seeing a time where FE St
as a waste of time and money by College managers.
proved them wrong in York and we can prove them
wrong nationally.
Develop a support network of NEC members to support
and advice on FE campaigns for those Unions who don´t
have the same support as other Unions
Cuts are happening locally and nationally.
be prepared to win the national arguments and be
ready to assist in fighting against local cuts
we fight Affiliation referendums.

VOTE JOE ARMER
#1 NEC Block of 15 {FE place
'I have seen first hand that Joe is consistently a
fantastic advocate for Students and Young people
in the City. Joe's dedication and com
Students would be an asset to have on the NEC'
Coun. James Alexander
Youngest Council Leader in England (City of York)
We have to bridge the gap between large well funded FE
and HE Unions and the smaller poorly funded
By sharing best practice
and making Union development events accessible
closer links between FE Unions
bringing the campaigning work of NUS
Work across and beyond factional divides. We´re all
, not our personal political
at the National Executive Council works for FE
FE must not be a policy afterthought.
Union Development, Welfare and Society and Citizenship
are not the responsibilities of the Vice President Further
tudents´ Unions are seen
as a waste of time and money by College managers. I've
proved them wrong in York and we can prove them
Develop a support network of NEC members to support
on FE campaigns for those Unions who don´t
the same support as other Unions
Cuts are happening locally and nationally. We have to
be prepared to win the national arguments and be
ready to assist in fighting against local cuts, just like
We can´t just react.
JOE ARMER
#1 NEC Block of 15 {FE place)






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My Experience
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My Experience
YCSU President 2011/12
Student Governor
2011/12
Course Rep 2010/11
My Record
Raised the profile
and the work of the
Union despite a
50% cut in our
block grant
Led YCSU to be one
of the first Non-
commercial Green
Impact Students´
Union in FE.
Mobilised Students
to support #N30
whilst securing the
best outcome for
students on the day
Advocated and won
on many local
issues for students.
FI ND OUT MORE OR GET I N TOUCH
Email: c.barry@ncl.ac.uk twitter: @charlesbarry web: tiny.cc/charles4block
ABOUT ME
2nd year Economics student at Newcastle
University.
Recently elected as Chair of Students´
Council for 2012/2013.
First elected to Students´ Council December
2010.
My main focus has been structural reform:
deregulating our burdensome elections pro-
cedure and simplifying Council meetings.
I was elected to the University Senate at
the end of my 1st year.
I´ve used my position to oppose our Univer-
sity introducing higher fees for students on
placements and cutting bursary funding for
the students most in need.
vOTE CHARLES
BARRY FOR
BLOCK OF 15
ACCOUNTABILITY FOR NUS
Many people raise the issue that the NUS is a dis-
tant and unapproachable body. It´s definitely a con-
cern when even your Sabbatical Officers don´t know
what the NEC does!
If elected, I will:
1. Bridge the existing divide by increasing out-
reach to Universities in my responsibility,
through holding regular visits and working
one-to-one with Student Council Chairs.
2. Provide a human contact for the Universities
in my remit by discussing topics well in ad-
vance with Student Councils, rather than just
email Sabbatical Officers. It´s essential that
the NEC is more than just a collection of min-
utes on the NUS website.
CLOSE DODGY LOOPHOLES AND
FIX FAILING POLICIES
The reality is students will not be able to change the funding
system until the next general election. We need therefore to
close the most dangerous failures in the government´s policy
so that we can mitigate the damage to 2012, 2013, 2014
entry students.
If elected I will:
1. Press for graduate medical students to get a student
loan that covers ALL of their fees
2. Lobby HEFCE to stop cheating EU international stu-
dents´ of funding by failing to recognise international
qualifications as AAB+
3. Campaign to eliminate the hidden risks of market fail-
ure for students. If the government thinks students
should be consumers, it should give us the consumer
protection we deserve.
NY v!S!ON FOR THE NEC
A TRUE STUDENT VOICE AT
THE HEART OF NUS
The Block of 15 is intended to promote diversity
at the top table of the NUS. Many candidates
often lay claim to the mantle of being true stu-
dent representatives, despite not having been
in study for as much as 2 years.
As a 2nd year student, electing me will cut out
the middle man and automatically increase the
diversity of the NEC. I will be an actual student
for the whole of my term on the NEC if elected.
Having an actual student at the governing body
of NUS will serve well as a complement to the
voices of Sabbatical Officers and NUS Execu-
tives.
Vote Georgina
Bavetta #1 for Block.
I want to be open and transparent about my
politics. That is why I am openly standing as
a member of the Young Greens. As a Young
Green I am committed to fighting for a more
sustainable and equal society.
Follow @GeorginaBavetta for
#aBavettaNUS
WE’RE BACKING GEORGINA:
Caroline Lucas MP, Leader of the Green Party:
“I am very pleased to be able to support Georgina, who
has an excellent record at Bristol and believes strongly
in the Green Party’s social justice and environmental
agenda. I believe she will make a highly committed and
principled addition to the NUS NEC.”
Jack Parker, Environment and Ethics Officer Elect, Cardiff Students Union:
“Georgina is one of the most genuine people in the student movement that I have
ever met. Her warm and selfless attitude is an example to the rest of us.”
NO CUTS!
The NUS needs to be at the
forefront in the fight against
the coalition’s barbaric auster-
ity measures. We must make
the case for an alternative
to the cuts agenda, working
with trade unions in fighting
against extortionate fees and
pushing for universal free
education.
We need to use a range of tac-
tics and harnesses the energy
of the world-wide occupy
movement, UKUncut and
national demonstrations.
CUT CARBON, NOT COURSES
The NUS needs to support unions in transform-
ing campuses to sustainable and carbon neutral
institutions. Working with the Transition
movement, we can make our student unions
into zero-waste and co-op friendly environ-
ments.
The NUS should be encouraging universities to
show solidarity to developing nations and not
help morally corrupt companies furthering their
profits. Far too often weapons manufacturers or
companies with dubious labour practices either
fund or are funded by our departments. We have
to make a stand against this.
Climate change is one of the biggest threats that
the world faces. As Environment Officer in
Bristol Students’ Union I have experienced
first hand the lack of urgency around this
issue.
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The NUS demands a liv-
ing wage for all low paid
workers in HE and FE. It
should continue to support
Student Unions in running
workers rights campaigns
and must stand up for
workers that are employed
at Universities by private
contractors. There is no
excuse for poverty wages.

VCs across the country are
earning shocking salaries;
an average of £200,000.
The gap between the low-
est and highest paid work-
ers in HE is the biggest in
the public sector; an aver-
age of 1: 15. NUS should
champion income equality
on university campuses.
We need to campaign for
an incremental reversing of
campus pay inequalities to
an average 1:10 ratio.
LIBERATION
Women make up a signifi-
cant part of public sector
workers, and are suffering
the most from savage cuts.
The government is ex-
tremely unpopular amongst
women; the NUS must
work closely with Lib-
eration Campaigns like
the Women’s campaign in
ensuring they are well rep-
resented in our fight against
austerity.
Councillor Ash Haynes, Young Greens female co-chair: “Georgina is an ener-
getic activist, environmental campaigner and strong advocate of student rights. I
cannot think of anyone better for NUS NEC.”
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HISTORY
In the current climate, Small & Specialist Representation is
more important than ever. With changes being passed by
the coalition government, it is the smaller institutions that
will suffer the most. At University for the Creative Arts
alone, we have had to make millions in cost savings. I
believe in the right to study niche subjects, but is this the
future of specialist Higher Education?
This is the time at which all Unions should be standing up and showing their
institutions that without them, they cannot support the student experience. Whilst
budget cuts are going ahead, this is not the time to be cutting Union block grants. I
will lead that fight.
We need a National Union that will deliver change not only in government, but also on
the ground on our campuses. We need a National Union that will go out and speak to
our students and really engage the leaders of tomorrow.
Small and Specialist Unions, alongside FE Unions need the support of their National
Union to deliver resources, training, events and campaigns that are relevant,
accessible and able to deliver change for them locally. I will push the National Union
to deliver this.
Being a sabbatical officer from an Arts Union, I have seen first hand how the
government totally disregards the Arts. However, with the decline in manual exports,
humans are one of the only resources remaining in this country and the creative
industries is one of the most buoyant industries in the country. Why is the government
giving up on the creatives of tomorrow?
One of the more destructive initiatives laid down by this government, the AAB rule
would have killed our specialist institution. My Union lobbied the government not to
cut £1.5m worth of students from an institution that runs 95% of portfolio entry and
only 6% AAB students. We won that fight and gained exemption, albeit for only one
year. I will work to procure permanent exemption for specialist institutions.
GuildHE institutions are becoming more and more of a priority across the sector and
it is time for the National Union to move with this shift. I will hold the Vice-Presidents
accountable for all Unions, not just the a-typical. It is time we identify Unions not just
by their location and student numbers, but by their demographic, their courses and
their students. I will look work with the VP UD to create a cross HE-FE support
network by these descriptors, not the traditional location and level based system we
have now.

It is time for HE Unions to work with FE Unions, not just distance them. The FE leaders
of today will undoubtedly become the HE leaders of tomorrow, we need to support and
work with FE Unions to develop a long-term strength within the National Union.
I have lead the change in my Union from a small Union limited by our resources and
locations to one that however small we are, we act big, think big and support our
membership in a way that would have been impossible 5 years ago. Let me be that
change in the National Union.
· 2011-2012
UCASU Lead Officer, Chair of the Trustee Board & Epsom
Campus Officer
· 2010 - 2011
UCASU Epsom Campus Officer & Chair of Finance
· 2008-2010
UCASU Student Trustee & Student Council Chair
· 2007 - 2008
UCASU LGBT Officer & LGBT Soc President
· 2007-2010
UCA Fashion Course Rep & School Rep
· 2006 - 2007
NUCA SU LGBT Officer
VP Accountability for GuildHE & Small &
Specialist Unions
A National Union relevant to all
Increased Communications to all
Members
FE & HE Partnership Network
Protecting and Championing Arts
Education
"In the time I have known Alex he has not
only shown foresight and strength as a
leader of a small and specialist, but
passion for FE as well. With Alex on
block, NUS will be all the better for it"
Tom Hollick,
President CCNSU & UD Zone Committee



"Michael has proved to be
one of the most inspirational
figures to have emerged
from the student movement.
Students need a leadership
with courage, principle and
strategic ability; Michael has
all three in abundance. We
need to take the fight to the
Tories' cuts agenda more
than ever - and Michael will
do just that." OWEN JONES,
author of ‘Chavs:
demonization of the working
class’
This year, I am running for Vice
President (Higher Education), and I am
running to win. However, if I don’t, I
would still like to continue as a member
of the NEC in order to fight for the
future of education and ensure that
NUS is as relevant as possible to
grassroots activists.
I’m also asking my supporters to give
their second preference vote to Mike
Williamson. Mike has a brilliant record
as a principled, independent anti-cuts
activist in Edinburgh and with the
National Campaign Against Fees and
Cuts.
My record:
NUS NEC member and founder of the National Campaign Against
Fees and Cuts
x Consistent and principled public voice against fees, cuts and
privatisation
x Key role in the 2010 wave of student protests
x Lead organiser of the NCAFC national demo 2011, putting the
fight against the white paper on the political agenda for the first
time, with few resources.
x Assisted activists and officers all over the country in opposing
cuts
Education and Campaigns Officer at UCL Union, 2010-11:
x Oversaw the transformation of activist culture on campus
x Successfully lobbied for an access agreement that prioritised
bursaries
x Saved and expanded library hours and support services
x Helped fight off massive cuts to several departments
x Won a promise for the Living Wage for cleaners, and opposed
outsourcing

VOTE MICHAEL CHESSUM #1
FOR BLOCK OF 15

VOTE MICHAEL CHESSUM #1 FOR BLOCK OF 15
VOTE MIKE WILLIAMSON #2

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I stand for:
x Education as an accessible public service, funded by progressive taxation
x A serious grassroots strategy: a big, board coalition to defeat attacks on education and
public services and win a public argument, with national demos, direct action and strikes
x Decent grants for every FE and school student.
x Fighting and democratic student unions, run by directly their members.
x Liberation and anti-fascism at the heart of NUS
x Internationalism: fighting injustice and oppression wherever they are
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We all know how important the student movement is, the
challenge we face over the next few years is unprecedented –
we need to maintain a national presence in the face of some
of the largest changes to the education sector in NUS history.

But it’s not just at a national level where NUS can make a
difference, over the last year I’ve seen how effective NUS can
be at making an impact on the lives of individual students,
supporting campaigns in our classrooms and across our
campuses is what NUS does best.

We all come from individual unions, with our own unique set
of challenges and campaigns, by supporting these NUS can
help unions develop and become stronger, giving individual
students a real voice and ultimately leading to a stronger
student movement.

This means that when it comes to campaigning nationally on
subjects that affect all students we can stand firm and united.

So please help me help you and vote Cameron Giles No. 1 for
NEC, because this Cameron won’t disappoint.
I’m not just about FE!
Earlier in the year I spoke
on sky news about tuition
fees and the changing
face of HE.
Welfare is really important to me,
supporting students in the fight
against higher transport, living and
course costs is one of my main
priorities
Students can, and do, lead
the way with charity and
society work, if elected I’ll
help build links between us
and those we support.
Want to get in touch? Email or twitter me at:
giles.cameron@sky.com and @giles_cameron
I’m always willing to talk and always will be!
x Work hard to develop learner voice
throughout the education sector.
x Continue to oppose the unaccepta-
ble costs that plague education to-
day.
x Promote the idea of local unions
building links and supporting each
other — I’ve seen first hand what a
difference this can make.
x Stress the need for support for indi-
vidual unions with their campaigns.
x Help build an even stronger NUS!
MOST IMPROVED
LEARNER VOICE
AWARD 2011
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Pamela
I Got A FEeling! #1 Block 15
Achievements

Course Rep 2010-2011
International Officer 2011
International Students Conference
If elected, I will:
Internationalize FE Students Union
x Create a European FE students union network for joint campaigns
x Promote more paid global training for Adult& Vocational learners in FE
x Work with NUS VP FE to support international/EU students at college
x Work with Association of Colleges (AoC)' “Global Strategy” to globalize
the experience of all FE students and FE students unions

Finance FE Students Union
x Campaign for NUS to prioritize FE in the 2013 NUS Estimate and Budget
Allocation
x More dedicated NUS support to FE college going through mergers
x Lobby for the creation of NUS “Finance FE Students Union”, Identify
key financial issues of FE SU, propose more sustainable FE govern-
ance, financial structure, new income opportunities
x Create an affordable, suitable, sustainable FE Students Union Evalua-
tion Initiatives
x Campaign against all privatizations of FE, reinstate EMA and ALG

Unity between HE and FE Students Union
x Campaign to work with AoC to fund more collaborative work between
FE &HE students union
x Campaign for NUS to prioritize FE representation and engagement in
the forthcoming NUS Governance Review, to ensure effective FE
representation across all NUS Nations, Liberations, Sections, Zones
x Lobby for a reserved place for FE representation in NUS International/
Postgraduate/Mature Students Campaign.
x More support to FE liberation campaigns and students sections, lobby
for liberation, equality and diversity in unions.
My Record:

Ensure ESOL and Global Students
reps at all SU departments and
college councils.
Supported whose first language is
not English in Student Democratic
structures.
Supported the EMA campaign of
my SU.
Lead in the Internationalization in
FE toolkit workshop
Run a weekly Language Café,
organize trips and activities, all
targeted at international students but
also ensuring that those events are
accessible to everyone across the
college
Created a European network of
student councils in FE with a Youth
in Action Exchange to Slovakia
Supported BCoT “LGBT Aware”
Campaign, over 250 students took
part in the last LGBT History month,
“Their Fight is our Fight”.
Supported Bcot Women Campaign
as BCoT hosted the International
Women Day Event of Hampshire.
It is incredibly exciting to see someone as creative,
enthusiastic, dedicated like Pam, overcoming all the
cultural and language barriers to be actively involved,
making such a huge impact to better the life of stu-
dents in Bcot and NUS. The fantastic work Pam has
been doing has enabled her to win 2 NUS Awards
while set up a Network for FE students leaders
across Europe. I strongly believe that Pam is a great
asset to NUS and urge you all to vote her No.1!
Christina Yan Zhang,
NUS International Students Officer 2010-2012
Joint President 2011-2012
FE Zone Conference Delegate 2011
NUS International Student Officer of the
Year 2011
FE Internationalization Award 2011
NUS FE International Toolkit 2011
I am standing for election because I believe that all young
people have the right to an education. I am currently the
Equal Opportunities Officer for Newcastle College Students
Union. I have also organised the Slutwalk in Newcastle against
victim blaming. I am currently active in campaigning at my
college for the reinstatement of EMA.
I am a member of Socialist Students and a supporter of Youth
Fight for Jobs and Education. At the end of last year I took part
in the 330 mile Jarrow March against youth unemployment
and calling for free education.
Fight the cuts
This government is currently closing all routes to young
people a decent future. Cuts, privatisation, fee hikes and
the scrapping of EMA mean that education is increasingly
becoming a privilege for only the sons and daughters of
the wealthiest in society.
This ConDem millionaires government is making us, the
99%, pay for a crisis caused by the 1%, the super rich
and the bankers. I say that the NUS should build a mass
movement to fight for the right of all to an education. I
will campaign against all cuts to FE and HE budgets, for
fees to be scrapped and for the reinstatement of EMA.
I will fight for the NUS to take the lead in organising and
mobilising students to fight-back. The NUS should call a
national demonstration in the Autumn to revive the spirit
of student movement in 2010/11. The NUS should also
support strikes, walk-outs and occupations.
This government is attacking students and workers alike.
When workers go on strike we should be there along side
them. We need to build a mass movement of students
and workers against the ConDem austerity agenda.
For a fighting democratic union
It should be students that decide on
the direction of the union. If elected I
will campaign for the union to increase
delegate entitlement at conference
and allow more students to have a say
in the running of the union. I will also
campaign against big business interests
within the union by demanding that
the involvement of external trustees is
ended.
I will vigorously fight for local
democracy to be restored. I will fight
for more general meetings to take
place on campuses. This will ensure
that students get the opportunity to
have a say in the day to day running
of their unions.
"I first came across the name of Lizi Gray as the
organiser of the Newcastle SlutWalk, and then
met her when I walked the first day of the 75th
anniversary Jarrow March last year, NUS would be
mad to turn down such a talented, young organiser
- and a socialist to boot! I wish her every luck in her
election campaign". Cllr Dave Nellist (former Labour MP,
now acting chair Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)
Say no cuts and Fees! For a
fighting democratic union! Vote
Lizi Grey for NUS NEC
Vote
Lizi Gray
#1 For block of 15 FE


My name is Rosie Huzzard. I am student of trade union studies at Sheffield College, I work in
Jobcentre Plus, and I have been a PCS rep and trade union activist for three years. Before that I
was a member of the Birmingham University Women’s Committee and sat on the Guild Council.
I’m a socialist-feminist, an internationalist, a supporter of the National Campaign Against Fees
and Cuts, and a member of the group Workers’ Liberty.
I’m standing because I want to see NUS reach out to the people whom I study alongside and who
I represent in my trade union work – FE students and working-class people who are at the sharp
end of exploitation and government attacks, and the most in need of an organising union.
I’m an experienced organiser, in the workers’ movement and in the student movement. I regularly
negotiate with management, and am currently organising minimum wage cleaners in my
workplace to gain union rights. I’m also a Union Learning Rep and am organising ESOL
education for members in my workplace. I know that success isn’t measured by how many cosy
meetings with ministers or white-wine policy receptions the national union’s leaders attend – but
by how many people are organised and mobilised to defend themselves.





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I want a union that takes an activist, grassroots approach to helping FE
students get organised.
rosiescomputer@yahoo.com

ROSHNI
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so. Her knowledge of both academic and
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Pete Mercer - NUS Vice President Welfare
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that are right for them.
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Ğ͗ƌŽƐŚŶŝ͘ũŽƐŚŝΛŚŽƚŵĂŝů͘ĐŽ͘ƵŬd͗ΛZŽƐŚ<ŶĞĞĞ
VOTE JAMIL
KEATING
#1 for Block of 15 (FE place)
Further Education for the 99%
FE for the 99%
We should not pay for the bankers’ and
bosses’ crisis. We must resist these attacks
with walkouts, strikes and occupations.
Further Education is in its deepest crisis.
The number of students enrolling at FE
colleges has dropped by 15 percent. This
is the first time in 12 years that enrolment
figures have fallen.
The Con-Dems have scrapped EMA,
transport costs are soaring, and course fees
for level 3 and 4 students are no longer
subsidised by the government.
Our union needs to make its message
loud and clear: Free FE courses now! FE for
the 99%
If elected to the NEC I will make it
my priority to campaign for free transport
passes for FE students, free school/college
meals and free education.
Youth
unemployment:
A generation
without fear!
The Tories are keen to create another lost
generation. With over a million (22.2
percent) of 16-24 year olds unemployed,
they are pushing us to the breaking point.
As unemployment soars and jobs are
rare, the Tories in alliance with multi-billion
corporations want us to work for free in
their Workfare programme.
Some of the companies which sponsor
Workfare and the exploitation of my
generation give discounts to NUS Extra
cardholders.
We should be boycotting these
companies, opposing workfare and fighting
against youth unemployment. In Spain,
the so-called indignants raised the slogan:
Without a job, without a home, without
education – without fear!
Our national union cannot submit itself
to the government as their austerity doesn’t
work for us.
Jamil is a true champion for FE students.
At his local college he has organised
solidarity with striking lecturers, challenged
homophobia and helped his fellow students
with all sorts of issues. Vote Jamil #1.
Vicki Baars
NUS LGBT Officer (Women’s Place)
Our union needs Jamil. He is someone that
has consistently fought against racism and
discrimination at his college and the local
community. As one of the key Love Music
Hate Racism activists in Manchester he
has the skills and the politics to lead our
national union and change its direction.
Vote Jamil #1.
Ruby Hirsch NUS NEC
Jamil’s idea to campaign for free school
meals and free transport is something that the
FE campaign could unite around. If you want
a Block which will fight for FE vote Jamil #1.
Mary Prescott
Sussex University and NUS NEC
I met Jamil at the demonstration outside the
Tory Party Conference in Manchester. He
had played a brilliant role in organising his
fellow students to join the demonstration
and raise their voices for Free Education,
EMA and against the Tories who are out to
destroy young people’s lives. Vote Jamil #1.
Sean Rillo Raczka ULU President-elect
Without a doubt Jamil has been central
to the student movement over the past
two years. He has played a key role in
organising students at his college and
leading walkouts over the cutting of EMA.
Jamil would be an asset within NUS and
would continue to fight for our right to
resist the cuts to our education.
Sheldon Ridley Barnsley College
Don’t let Cameron
divide us: No to
racism, fascism and
islamophobia
The English Defence League and the British
Freedom Party aim to split and assault
communities with their fascist rhetoric.
We mobilised thousands to demonstrate
against the EDL in Tower Hamlets, East
London on 3 September 2011. The youth on
the demonstration showed the most energy
and anger against the EDL. The EDL did
not pass into Tower Hamlets on that day and
we shall continue to resist and oppose their
presence everywhere.
Outside our colleges we are being stopped
and searched. Our union needs to continue
the fight against institutional racism. There is
no room for bigotry, hate or discrimination in
our union, our colleges or society - we need
to stand against all forms of oppression and
stand with all the oppressed!
Education for
Liberation
As an active socialist and a member of the
Socialist Worker Student Society I believe
we need to unite all the struggles against
oppression, exploitation and injustice. We
should empower our members to be part of
all decision-making.
Why we’re
supporting
Jamil
Vote Jamil #1
Vote Jamie #2
My manifesto - A poem by Jake Kitchiner

My name is Jake and I'm running for block
I did it last minute so I'm wriƟng to beat the clock
I decided I fancied having a go
As I felt to NUS I sƟll had more to show
I like the idea of NUS being like Robin Hood
Sharing the wealth and doing good
Cause we can get more from the rich guys at the top
Without the excuses of a market flop
They have money for greater good
So let's get NUS fighƟng for it as we should
NUS should also be fun
And block should ensure it is well run
As president I organised stuff once upon a Ɵme
With occasional ingenious thinking like wriƟng in rhyme
First housing fair, student campaigners an community rep scheme
strategy planning, organising rally's and leading my team
I deliver and change
and with a cross secƟon of students I effecƟvely engage
I would be really good because I really care
And I give good hugs like a warm Yogi bear
So please vote for me number 1, 2, 3 or even 4
Then I can give NUS even more
I'm sure all candidates would be great
So who you vote for ill let you debate.


Contact me it's totally free, and ask any quesƟon you like of me!

J.kitchiner@shu.ac.uk
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MEEHAN
block of 15
I’m Emma, the VP Societies and Activities of Edinburgh University Student’s Association.
I’m running for the NUS Block of 15 because it’s time NUS started engaging every single
one of our members - not just officers. Below are my four key priorities - but I also want to
hear your ideas about what you think NUS should be doing for you.

Our power as a student movement is derived from our membership, no matter where you
live. It’s time we started including the nations in priority campaigns. I will:
- Make sure that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are partners when it comes to
developing our UK campaigns
- Ensure that every UK campaign can be adapted for the nations-I will work to ensure that
block members are empowered to deliver sessions in the nations to engage unions on
specific campaigns
I am a passionate believer in the power of liberation campaigns but too often we hear lip
service about liberation during election season. It’s time to put words into action. I will:
- Work to ensure the activism development programme gives tools to officers and
liberation campaigns to develop future leaders
- Support women’s officers on campus to get more women running in elections by
tackling the perceived ‘lad’ culture
SAFER CAMPUSES
No one should ever have to feel unsafe on their campus. I’ll tackle hate crime and
sexual harassment head on. I will:
- Work with the Welfare zone to review third-party reporting systems on campuses
- Work with unions to fight for local safe havens and fight the closure of valuable
services such as women’s crisis centres
OUR UNITED MOVEMENT
This year in Scotland, colleges and universities came together to fight devastating
cuts to FE-and we won. It’s time colleges and universities united to send a
message the government can’t ignore. I will:
- Help unions set up regional fora to work together on high impact campaigns
- Work with the union development zone to train the NEC to bring activism and
community organising training to every union
Get in touch with any questions or for a different format:
@Emma_Meehan | vpsa@eusa.ed.ac.uk | 07742537912
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Fighting education cuts
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- A complete overhaul of my union’s constitution-putting liberation at the heart
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- Set up award winning community relations projects and strategies
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- Fighting Rest of UK fees - organising a demo for colleges and universities
across Scotland
- Keeping up the pressure on widening access-winning £7000 bursaries for
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LIBERATION AT OUR HEART
Emma has been a great officer at Edinburgh and would
be brilliant on the NEC. I urge you all to vote Emma #1!
LIAM BURNS, NUS PRESIDENT











B O 1
MY PRIORITIES…
Better Academic Representation
Î I will work closely with Students’ Unions to ensure they have the
know-how, resources and assistance from the NUS to help them
represent their members more effectively.
Î Whether it’s international students, part-time students, adult learners,
or any other student with specific needs, I will work to ensure the
NUS helps SUs fulfil the needs of the various diverse groups on
campus.
Supporting the Widening Participation Agenda
Î I will work with SUs to support them in their outreach work; through
sharing best practice and ensuring they have all the information and
resources they need to excel in this extremely crucial area.
Î I will lobby to increase representation from different backgrounds;
making sure university is accessible to all.
Encouraging Diversity in the NUS
Î The NUS Interfaith project has done a great job so far in in engaging
students of faith.
Î I will work hard to ensure that we have more collaboration between
faith groups on campus highlighting common good that brings all
students together to work for a positive and cohesive university
environment.

“I’ve worked with Furqan in his role
as Chair of Bradford University
Student Council. He has always
represented students with their
interests at heart and been on hand
to give time and support students.
He will be a great asset to NUS.”
Nabeel Hussain - President,
Bradford College
MY EXPERIENCE…
Labour Students National Executive Committee | 2012-present
Chair; University of Bradford Student Union Council | 2011-2012
Trustee; Muslim Youth Helpline | 2010-2012
Chair; Manchester Young Labour | 2010-2011
Mentor; Princes Charities Mosaic School Programme | 2010-2011
Board Member; NUS National Interfaith Forum | 2009-2010
Student Governor; Xaverian College | 2006-2007
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“I have known Furqan since he was
in his nappies. I have seen him grow
from an activist in his community to
a grassroots campaigner nationally.
His experience and knowledge on
the ground are essential tools we
can learn from on the NEC.”
Usman Ali - NUS VP HE
“I’ve worked with Furqan for a
number of years throught the NUS
and Labour Students and have
always been impressed with his
hard work ethic and dedicaton to get
students and young people to
achieve more. He would really
benefit the NUS.”
Dannie Grufferty - NUS VP Soc &
Cit
Black and White let’s unite to fight for what is right


Record and disproportionate levels of youth unemployment in the UK means there has never been a better time for us
to fight for our rights and demand that this generation is not allowed to become a lost generation. The Conservative
government's austerity policies are threatening to dump a whole generation on the scrapheap with a higher
percentage of young people not it education. This government is doing everything in their power to attack vulnerable
citizens, destroy multiculturalism and deprive us from our basic rights. International learners studying here in the UK
are being victimised by unfair immigration rules and used as cash cows. With racism still existing in society sometimes
obvious, other times bubbling under the surface. The time has come to say enough is enough we cannot afford this
government to be in power any longer.
Resources, sabbaticals, autonomy and funding of students associations across the country are under threat and patchy
and we cannot rest until our Unions are strengthened and become appropriately funded, autonomous and sustainable.
Unless we have strong local unions we cannot achieve the national goals of the NUS. This year I have tirelessly
advocated and challenged our leadership to put both Higher Education and Further Education Unions at the heart of
NUS action plans. Many unions and their officers often feel isolated from main stream NUS and are struggling to get
national recognition because they’re either not politically aligned or are part of a faction. I will continue my fight to
protect equal opportunities for all unions regardless of their size, influence and connections with NUS Headquarters in
London.

Local unions need to be more bold, inclusive and innovative in persuading their memberships to think out of the box to
enhance equality, diversity and to celebrate multiculturalism. I will strive to make sure that NEC make radical steps to
work beyond prioritising traditional students and champion the rights of liberation campaigns.

The scrapping of EMA and trebling of University fees is an absolute disgrace. Everyday students are being priced out of
education. This simply cannot continue. Elect me and I will do everything in my power to tackle fees and get EMA re-
instead. Most FE Unions rely solely on their president doing the bulk of the work. I will continue my fight for proper
staff support and strong administrative structures to help the anti cuts and free education campaign succeed.

Institutions simply don't want strong, active, campaigning unions. They want them to sit in a corner and do as they’re
told. Without a supportive institution our Unions are destined to fail. NUS must make sure all institutions understand
the importance and benefit of having strong and independent unions. I believe as a NEC we need to benchmark just
what a strong college union looks like and start the long process to convince institutions just why that’s so important.
Unions should be run by its students not their institutions. Elect me and I will CHAMPION students lead engagement
not just students engagement.


With Unity.

surya.prakashbhatta@nus-scotland.org.uk
0044-7503030832
''Surya is the bravest officer I have ever encountered.
His passion and drive are relentless and he always
puts students and the movement before himself. He
has the politics, experience and policies to be the
perfect NEC member. I am fully supporting him" -
Graeme Kirkpatrick, Nus-Scotland Deputy President.
Stuart Roney
No Manifesto Submitted
Vote
Edmund
Schluessel
#1 for Block of 15
“Edmund is a great internaƟonal officer and
has been a true inspiraƟon of what it is to be an
acƟvist in fighƟng for student’s rights! He’s got
what it takes to be a good member of the NEC.”
Pam Gomes Leite, international ofϐicer of the year
2011 joint winner BCoT SU joint president 2011-12

“A dedicated fighter
for social jusƟce and
equality”. Paul Murphy,
Socialist MEP, Ireland.
My Record
I’m a final-year PhD student in theoreƟcal physics. Throughout my Ɵme as a student at
Cardiff University I’ve been a dedicated campaigner. As the Con-Dems have been wield-
ing their axe on our educaƟon, I’ve been helping to build some of the mass opposiƟon
that we’ve seen in the last two years. I played an important role in building for some of
the huge demonstraƟons of 2010 and 11 and have helped forge links with trade unions
and community campaigns for a united fight against austerity.
As a member of the NUS InternaƟonal Students CommiƩee I linked in with NUS
Black Students Campaign and led NUS Wales’ acƟvist response to an aƩack on Wales’
Libyan students. I helped my students union become more welcoming and safe for stu-
dents of all ages and backgrounds by widening democraƟc parƟcipaƟon, organising
against sexist adverƟsing, and leading the Cardiff University students union conƟngent
into a counter-demonstraƟon against the far-right, racist English Defence League (EDL).
I’m a socialist, a member of Socialist Students and Youth Fight for Jobs. That
means I want society in the interests of the 99%. I’m opposed to capitalism, our roƩen
government, and all the main poliƟcal parƟes. They stand for the 1%. I say why should
we pay for their crisis?
EducaƟon a right not a privilege
I’m a principled campaigner for free
and decent educaƟon. Every person
should have the right to educaƟon,
up to and including postgraduate
study. EducaƟon should be free for
all students, regardless of naƟonal-
ity. There should be grants provided
so having Ɵme to study isn’t reli-
ant on having a family rich enough
that you don’t have to work or get-
Ɵng into debt. EducaƟon should be
funded fully by the government and
should be publicly owned. I say stop
the higher educaƟon sell off! TuiƟon
fees, cuts to EMA, the Financial Con-
Ɵngency Fund and the ALG can all be
rolled back, but it means organising
and fighƟng back together.
Figting cuts, fees and
privatiation Joining the
student protests – I supported
and helped build for all the
demonstrations in 2010. I say no
to all cuts, for free education,
reinstate EMA now!
For a democraƟc fighƟng
NUS
Students deserve an NUS
leadership made up not of
those most determined to
have successful careers in the
Labour party, but those most
dedicated for fighƟng for or-
dinary students. We need an
NUS which will support the
struggles of workers and trade
unionists against cuts. We
need an NUS that will organ-
ise mass acƟon, not condemn
students who protest. We
need a democraƟc union. We
need bigger NUS conferences
with more delegates so more
ordinary students can aƩend. Get rid of all external
trustees and take back our union! Revive the student
union general meeƟng and get students back involved
in really deciding what their union is all about. Next
year will see students and young people under aƩack
again. We need to meet these aƩacks with demon-
straƟons, protests, walk-outs and
occupaƟons. Now is the Ɵme to
fight for our future.
For Every Student - With Zahid Raja protesting
against political attacks on international students
Campaigning against racism with
LGBT asylum seeker Shrouk el-Attar
socialist
students
For a larger text version
email liziandedmund@
yahoo.co.uk
Make your mark...
Vote Mark Sewards #1.
Get in touch with any questions or for a different format:
@markjsewards | m.j.sewards@gmail.com | 07429 177510
Mark Sewards
#1 Block of 15
Post grad funding
Postgraduate study is still out of reach for many students
completing their undergraduate study. As more professions
demand postgraduate qualifications, it’s simply isn’t fair that
some students are denied access on their ability to pay,
despite their academic potential.
If I’m elected I will...
Assist the PG committee
to make the case for
contextual admissions and a
national bursary scheme for
postgrads.
Campaign to ensure access agreements take
into account access to postgraduate study. It
shouldn’t stop at the undergraduate level!
Union support
As the expectations of students rise in line
with fees, Student Unions should be given
more support by their institutions and work in
partnership to meet those expectations. Work to liaise between Students’
Unions and NUS to support the creation
of student charters that will
enable institutions to best meet
students’ expectations.
If I’m elected I will...
Develop and share best practice of how to
identify where your institution falls short on
meeting student expectations and how to work
with them to plug the gaps.
Access
Our biggest challenge has to
be about fighting for those
set to be priced out of an
education. It’s absolutely
right that NUS should be
at the forefront of work to
widen participation in
education, ensuring the most
‘selective’ institutions don’t
get away with pricing
students out.
If I’m elected I will...
Make sure that officers
have the tools and
knowledge to scrutinise
their University’s access
agreements.
Link up institutions
looking to improve their
access work with those
that have a good track
record.
Ensure that Unions everywhere
have the resources to work with
their Uni to deliver summer
schools and sessions that encourage
those from non-traditional
backgrounds to attend HE.
My experience:
- Communications & Internal Affairs
Officer at Leeds University Union
- Vice Chair of the Aldwych group
My achievements:
- Convinced the University to publicly
declare no-confidence in govt
- Secured and delivered £200k
extra funds from the university to
improve student life and WP
- Oversaw the largest student
election ever with 9616 votes.
- Put widening participation at the
top of Leeds University Unions’agenda
- Biggest ever jobs fair to LUU
When we stand together, we can achieve so much. I’m standing for block to help
NUS lead a movement that delivers for every student.
“Mark has been a fantastic officer this year and would be brilliant on the NEC. His plans
to prioritise Access, postgrads and union support are just what is needed. He has got my
first preference!” Sean Ruston, Education Officer, Warwick and Chair, Aldwych Group
Diversity not discrimination
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Increased tuition fees and savage cuts are just
part of the Tories’ plans to demolish further and
higher education. Attempts to make students,
public sector workers and ordinary people pay for
a crisis caused by the banks should be fiercely
opposed. NUS needs to be at the centre of the
alliance needed to defeat the government’s
policies of cuts and privatisation.
Black students, women, LGBT and disabled
communities are at the sharp end of the Tories’
austerity agenda. Strong, autonomous Liberation
campaigns within NUS and in local students’
unions are key to challenging bigotry on
campuses and in wider society. Our national
union must celebrate and defend multiculturalism:
David Cameron, you will not divide us - we are
one society, many cultures!
Elect me and I will —
• actively campaign against racism, sexism,
homophobia, transphobia, disability
discrimination and all forms of bigotry
• work with UAF to mobilise students
against fascism: at the ballot box, and in
our unions - support LMHR and LMHH
• campaign for NUS to reinstate the Anti-
Racism, Anti-Fascism conference
Elect me and I will —
• push NUS to call a first term national
demo alongside Trade Unions against the
Tories’ cuts and austerity agenda
• support UK Uncut, Occupy and anti-cuts
campaigners in fighting all fees and cuts
• make the case for investment not cuts
to fund free further and higher education
Fight against fees & cuts
No to war and climate chaos
Elect me and I will —
• work with Stop the War to campaign
against new wars and military intervention
• oppose the illegal and immoral siege
on Gaza - freedom for Palestine
• campaign for a Green New Deal and
against climate chaos across the globe
• join with CND in calling for an end to
nuclear weapons - scrap Trident now
• support the NUS Black Students’
Campaign in calling for the cancellation
of Africa’s “debt”
• Activist in Unite Against Fascism, Stop the
War, Palestine Solidarity Campaign & the
Campaign Against Climate Change
• Anti-fees, anti-cuts activist since 2007,
campaigning alongside Trade Unionists
• MidKent College People & Planet founder
• Youth Chances National Forum 2011 -
• Former NUS LGBT Committee
• Green Party LGBT Committee 2010/11
Supported by:
My experience:
Thousands of young people have been at the
heart of campaigns against wars, occupation and
climate change. I believe NUS should support and
involve these activists in the national union and
become a force for international peace and
justice. Our national union should demand the
government funds education not war and
takes real action on combating
climate change.
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“For a fighting NUS
that opposes all fees
& cuts and provides
real opposition to
the Tories, make sure
you vote Matt #1”
Daf Adley,
NCAFC National
Committee (pc)
For more info, please get in touch...
E: matthew.stanley@student.midkent.ac.uk M: 07885777784
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Maggie
lor block
Supporting student
activism against
racism and fascism
Now nore than ever antiracisn
antilascisn nust renain a core part
ol the student novenent We need a
canpai¸n that enpowers students to
n¸ht a¸ainst racisn and hate on their
canpuses We need a canpai¸n that
unites the student novenent around
a connon cause
With hu¸e vouth unenplovnent and
risin¸ livin¸ costs it is no surprise to
see the lar ri¸ht seek to take
advanta¸e We need to work to¸ether
with connunitv ¸roups to oner a
positive alternative to the lear and
hate peddled ov the lll and bNP
I promise to:
lnsure NUS provides resources to
enaole students’ unions to educate
on the threat posed ov the larri¸ht
in the upconin¸ local london and
police connissioner elections
without lallin¸ loul ol charities law
levelop NUS’ antiracisn
antilascisn trainin¸ lor omcers
build on previous initiatives to take
student omcers on Holocaust
education trips to the Àuschwitz
Concentration Canp
For a movement that
listens to real
students
Students are stru¸¸lin¸, stru¸¸lin¸ to
pav their livin¸ costs stru¸¸lin¸
without proper acadenic support
These are now evervdav issues lor real
students like ne in ooth Hl and ll
not }ust the concern ol student omcers
lt’s tine NUS started en¸a¸in¸ students
on these evervdav issues not }ust
omcers and dele¸ates Too onen even
an en¸a¸ed student like ne nnds the
politics policies and structures
conlusin¸ and onputtin¸
ln¸a¸enent is not }ust a ouzzword or a
tickoox exercise it’s the essence ol
NUS and students’ unions We should
listen to our own advice ¸o out to
listen and speak to students
Onlv when NUS is aole to reach out to
the wider student oodv puttin¸ real
student issues nrst can we hope to win
the n¸ht
I promise to:
Cet to know nv allocated students’
unions personallv l will nake it nv
ousiness to know and represent
vour union’s interests
Help ouild on the successlul Student
Àctivisn conlerence to en¸a¸e new
student activists
listen and enpower students to
work to¸ether with NUS to nake
chan¸e
@MagSuissa
‘Maggie for Block’
magsuissa@gmail.com
If you have any questions, or
would like this manifesto in an
alternative format, please
contact magsuissa@gmail.com.
A bit about Maggie Suissa...
Independent
Second year student at Uni of Manchester
Disabled Students Rep at UMSU
NUS Disabled Students Campaign activist
Tea drinker
Putting disabled
students’ issues on
the national agenda
With one in lour students sunerin¸
lron nental health proolens
worrvin¸ levels ol hate crine and the
the lisaoled Students’ Àllowance
under threat it is tine lor us all to
work with disaoled student activists
to tackle these issues
The diversitv ol our novenent is its
stren¸th out we’ve ¸ot sone wav to ¸o
oelore the concerns ol lioeration
¸roups oecone concerns lor all
lioeration ¸roup autononv is
essential out too onen this is an
excuse lor evervone else to i¸nore the
concerns ol our lioeration students
I promise to:
Work with the lisaoled Students
Canpai¸n to provide accessioilitv
trainin¸ lor all student omcers
across the UK
lnsure that the NUS Hate Crine
Survev is lollowed up with stron¸
coordinated action and ¸uidance
lor students’ unions
Pronote crosslioeration networks
to share tactics ouildin¸ a stron¸
unined canpai¸n on shared
concerns
Real student
Real issues
“This year Maggie has been a whirlwind of
passion, excitement and dedication. Her
ability to empower and mobilise students is
unmeasured. ”
Hannah Paterson, University of Manchester
Students’ Union Welfare Ocer
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• Fight the Tories' whole privatisation agenda - For
publicly owned universities
• The fight continues – For an autumn national demo
and a properly-built campaign of militant action –
Demand free education and living grants for all
• Students and workers' unite – Support all industrial
action for our jobs, services and rights – For a
national demo to defend the NHS – Tax the rich +
take over the banks
• Confront racism – For mass action to stop the far
right – Student unions and universities must refuse to
collaborate with immigration controls
• Defend the right to organise and protest – in society,
on campus and in our unions



A RECORD OF STRUGGLE
I am a socialist, a member of the Alliance for Workers'
Liberty. I have been a student activist for three years and a
revolutionary almost five.
I cut my political teeth in Climate Camp, and was one of
the Workers' Climate Action delegation of four that sparked
the Vestas wind turbine workers' occupation in 2009. I built
solidarity with the 2008 Living Wage strike of mainly
migrant cleaners on London Underground, threw myself
into protests against Israel's war in Gaza and Sri Lanka's
on the Tamils, and helped the SOAS occupation against
management collusion with deportations of workers.
When I got to university I helped build an anti-cuts
group which in 2010/11 led some of the biggest walk outs
anywhere in the country, linking up uni, college and school
students across Merseyside. I was elected Guild of Students
Vice President, initiating campaigns around fees and cuts,
access, halls fees and fares. I helped societies organise
LGoS's first Black History Month in memory, linked to a
wider fight-back against racism and fascism in the city
through the LiverAF campaign.
Get in touch: bobsutton1917@gmail.com 07843 945 005
EDUCATION TO CHANGE THE WORLD
In my subject, engineering, departments are more
likely to be researching for oil companies or
designing fighter jets than developing renewable
energy, clean water supplies or public transport.
Students campaigning should go
beyond simply defending immediate interests, and
challenge the wider role our institutions play. We
should be fighting for these powerhouses of
knowledge to be used for an emergency program to
combat global poverty and climate change instead of
serving multinational companies.
We need a vision of education that is about arming
ourselves with ideas to change the world, instead
of dully absorbing information to improve our
exploitability. Learning should be free in every sense,
organised democratically and not under the control
of business, bureaucrats or religious cranks.
Internationalism
Capital's attacks are global and so is our struggle. I
stand for solidarity with students, workers and
oppressed people fighting for their rights everywhere.
I support the Palestinians, just as I support the Tamils,
Kurds, Sahrawi and other oppressed nations, but I
oppose the reactionary and counter-productive tactic
of boycotting Israel. I am 100 percent opposed to
war and sanctions against Iran, and 100 percent in
solidarity with Iranian students, workers, women and
LGBT people against Iran's fascistic regime. I think
the North African and Middle Eastern uprisings for
democracy, most recently in Syria, are an inspiration.
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VOTE
Michael Chessum #2
Mike Williamson
#1 FOR BLOCK OF 15

My Experience:
x Vice President Academic Affairs at Edinburgh Uni Students’ Association.
x National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC) member.
x Scottish Students Against Cuts (SSAC) member.
x NUS Scotland Education Core Group member.
x sparqs (Student Participation in Quality Scotland) Steering Group member.
x Scottish Higher Education Enhancement Committee (SHEEC) member.
My Record:
x Brought the biggest group of students outside the M25 to #Nov9.
x Won an extra £4 million for student support services over the next 3 years.
x Completely replaced the Personal Tutor system at Edinburgh.
x Educated students about the destruction of public pensions and mobilised
them for picket lines on and off campus during the strikes.
x Implemented massive constitutional change at EUSA.
x Mobilised hundreds against the Scottish Defence League in Edinburgh.
x Organised the only demonstration in Scotland against the visit of the sexist
and homophobic Pope Benedict XVI.
Facebook.com/mikerwilliamson Twitter.com/eusavpaa Email: vpaa@eusa.ed.ac.uk
“Mike will be incredible on Block of 15. His politics are
spot on and very well thought-out, but it’s his ability
to engage students on the ground that’s really
impressive. He will be a fantastic asset, and we can’t
afford to not have him on NEC.”
Gordon Maloney, NUS Scotland Vice-President
Communities (elect).
“Without a doubt Mike has been one of the stand out
officers in Scotland this year. He combines political
courage and idealism with a sense of pragmatism
that is extremely rare. His knowledge, experience and
ideas make him the perfect candidate for NEC.”
Graeme Kirkpatrick, NUS Scotland Depute
President and VP Education (elect).
“Mike is a talented anti cuts activist who knows how
to engage and talk to students no matter their
political background, which is why he'd be great on
NEC!”
Vicki Baars, NUS LGBT Officer (Women's Place)
“I never really had a role model until I met Mike
Williamson. Whenever I've picked up the phone in a
panic he has always had the answer. Mike's
experience and knowledge of the education sector,
combined with his passion and dedication, make him
the perfect asset to NUS.”
Josefine Björkqvist, President of Education and
Employability, Aberdeen University SA.
“Mike Williamson as VPAA at EUSA has combined a
high level of understanding of the issues facing
students with the passion for defending public
education that has made him one of the best
sabbatical officers in the entire country this year. He
would be an asset to the NUS, VOTE FOR HIM!”
Edd Bauer, VP Education, Birmingham Guild.
The gauntlet has been thrown down – NUS must take
a principled stance to defend the idea of public
education. I stand for:
x Free education, funded by progressive taxation.
x College union development – work in this area
could double the size of our movement.
x Tackling the real cause of unequal access to tertiary
education: social inequality.
x Employment, not just employability.
x Liberation threaded through everything we do.
x An inclusive system of postgraduate funding.
FOR AN INDEPENDENT SCOTTISH LEFT
VOICE ON NEC, VOTE
MIKE WILLIAMSON #1 FOR BLOCK OF 15.
VOTE JAMIE
WOODCOCK
#1 for Block of 15
Education for the 99%
A union for the 99%
We should not pay the price for the bankers’
and bosses’ crisis. We must defy their
austerity agenda with strikes, walkouts and
occupations.
As our education is being sold off and
privatized, our national union needs a NEC
that will fight against the Tories’ attacks
and at the same time fight for an alternative
vision of society.
Thus, I will strive to organize a national
demonstration in the autumn term and build
stronger relations with the UCU so we
can fight together to put students and staff
before profits.
Defend the welfare
state
The whole of society is affected by the
Tories’ attacks on the welfare state.
Our national union must base itself on
fighting against injustice, exploitation and
oppression in the local communities and
beyond.
If elected I will seek to involve students
in campaigns to defend the NHS, campaign
against the dehumanising workfare
programme as well as housing cuts
which will see rents soar and make living
unaffordable for young people.
Defend the Right to
Protest
Students protesting to defend their
education have suffered at the hands of
police brutality.
By threatening us with the use of rubber
bullets and water cannons ahead of the
9 November demonstration the state and
police purposefully sought to break the
unity of the students’ movement.
Our slogan must be: an injury to one is
an injury to all. If elected I will tirelessly
campaign to free all student protesters
from jail and to defend those facing the
courts.
Vote Jamie Woodcock #1 for Block. When
the UCU was on strike on 30 November he
was instrumental in building student-staff
departmental committees which mobilised
more than 300 students on to the picket lines.
That’s the kind of leadership NUS needs.
Mark Bergfeld
NUS NEC 2010-2012
Jamie has been putting liberation at the
heart of all his campaigning activities.
Whether it is speaking on platforms against
Islamophobia or challenging homophobia
in the students’ movement Jamie is a
candidate with the politics that can unite
the movement under the banner: Education
for Liberation!
Ruby Hirsch
NUS NEC
With marketization and privatisation going
ahead on a local level our union faces its
biggest challenge. It should be the role of
the elected leadership to find creative ways
to unite and encourage broad opposition.
Jamie is the candidate will do just that!
Vote Jamie #1.
Nathan Bolton
Essex SU President-elect
Postgraduate students are getting a bad
deal and our union has been slow to address
it. As a PhD student, a UCU and NUS
member Jamie will be able to talk to our
members who are being casualised on zero-
hour contracts and make sure that officers
like myself get the support we need.
Robin Burrett
LSE Postgraduate Officer
International
solidarity
From Cairo to Chile revolts and uprisings
are seeing millions of people shape history.
While students in Chile are waging an
inspirational battle against neoliberalism,
students in Alexandria and Cairo have
managed to kick out their principals and
now play a role in running their colleges.
Our union needs to be the organisation
which puts itself at the centre of publicising
and building concrete solidarity with these
struggles. A key priority in this is continuing
the fight for Palestinian liberation.
No to racism, fascism
and islamophobia
Across London universities, racists have tried
to publish Islamophobic cartoons in student
papers. Racism and fascism is a real threat in
times of deepening economic crisis. Students
have always been at the forefront of fighting
against racism and discrimination on campus
and in the wider community. The stronger the
anti-fascist movement the stronger our union!
For a democratic and
campaigning NUS
As an active socialist and a member of the
Socialist Worker Student Society I believe
that our union should empower its members
to be part of all decision-making. That is
why we need a campaign to reinvigorate our
union democracy.
Why we’re
supporting
Jamie
Vote Jamie #1
Vote Jamil #2

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