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May 30, 2013

The Tories have unleashed the biggest assault on ordinary people for generations. It needs to be met head-on.

The People’s Assembly Against Austerity is a key opportunity to bring together all those who want to stop the cuts and the ­devastation they are bringing to millions of people in the UK, and to launch the next steps in the fightback. As students we are committed to confronting the Tories’ vandalism of our education system and our futures.

Young people are being forced out of education, students are being plunged into poverty and cuts are having a devastating impact on our colleges and universities. We must resist these attacks with all our strength.

We urge students from across the country to join the People’s Assembly Against Austerity so that we can come together to discuss the next steps in the fight for free education and against tuition fees, a lifetime of debt and cuts to education, while taking to the next level the struggle to bring back the education maintenance allowance. As students we pledge to play a full role in the wider movement against austerity by supporting all campaigns against cuts and privatisation, linking up with trade unions and others fighting against retrenchment to build a movement for social justice.

The assembly can play a key role in ­ensuring that this uncaring government faces a movement of opposition broad and powerful enough to generate successful and ­coordinated action, including strikes.

The People’s Assembly Against Austerity will meet at Central Hall, Westminster on 22 June.

Aaron Kiely, National Union of Students’ black students’ officer
Vicki Baars, NUS vice-president, union development
Malia Bouattia, NUS National Executive Council (black students’ rep)
Matt Stanley, NUS National Executive Council and president, MidKent College Students’ Union
Sky Yarlett, NUS LGBT officer
Candice Armah, NUS Black Students’ Committee-elect and University of Brighton SU president-elect
Lani Baird, NUS Scotland LGBT officer-elect
Jess Bayliss, NUS LGBT Committee
Robin Burrett, NUS NEC
Kelechi Chioba, NUS Disabled Students’ Committee
Seb Chowdhury, NUS Black Students’ Committee FE rep
Selina Clarke, NUS Black Students’ Committee
Trish Clinton, NUS LGBT Committee
Fran Cowling, NUS LGBT Committee
Aisling Gallagher, NUS USI women’s officer
Amy Gillian, NUS NEC elect
Noor Jahan, NUS Black Students’ Committee (FE rep)
Luke James, NUS PGT rep
James Moohan, NUS Scotland education convener and Edinburgh College Students’ Association vice-president
Yusuf Molade, NUS Black Students’ Committee
Zekarias Negussue, NUS Black Students’ Campaign Committee-elect and Bradford College SU Black Students’ officer-elect
Barbara Ntumy, NUS Black Students’ Committee-elect and Sheffield College SU president
Kelly Parry, NUS Scotland Scottish Executive Committee and Edinburgh College Students’ Union president-elect
Gary Paterson, NUS Scotland Scottish Executive Committee (communities campaign convener)-elect
Kirat Raj Singh, NUS NEC-elect
Zarah Sultana, NUS Black Students’ Committee-elect
Manoj Kumar Thyagarian, NUS International Students’ Committee
Al Hussein Abutaleb, University of Sheffield SU black students’ officer
Samayya Afzal, University of Bradford SU black minority ethnic officer
Shakira Akther, University of East London Students’ Union black students’ officer
Sayed Alkadiri, Middlesex University Students’ Union president-elect
Alusine Alpha, University of Bradford SU Union secretary treasurer
Shelly Asquith, University of the Arts Students’ Union president-elect
Tracy Blackley, MidKent College Students’ Union vice-president
Nathan Bolton, University of Essex SU president
Ayesha Brown, Wyggerston and Queen Elizabeth College secretary and student governor
Joseph Buckley, postgraduate taught officer, Soas SU
Megan Burbage, K College SU president
Conor Court, South and City College Birmingham SU LGBT & disabled students’ officer
Robert Earp, MidKent College Students’ Union LGBT officer
Leah Edwards, accommodation officer and co-president-elect for welfare and campaigns, Soas SU
Ella Glibert, UEA SU non-portfolio union officer
Morgan Hale, Royal Holloway, University of London Students’ Union LGBT representative
Maham Hashmi-Khan, Soas Students’ Union international students’ officer
Joe Haslam, Lancaster and Morecambe College Students’ Union president
Anisa Islam, Sandwell College SU president
Jennifer Izaakson, London Student editor
Vijay Jackson, Sussex Coast College SU welfare officer
Tom King, Soas SU LGBT officer-elect
Sara Moon, University of Sheffield SU union development officer
Matthew Myles, UEA SU communications officer
Percy Nduka, University of Wolverhampton PG school rep of education
Ayoola Onifade, London Metropolitan University Students’ Union president
Keiko Ono, Soas Students’ Union co-president sports and societies
Adnan Pavel, London Metropolitan University SU VP media and campaigns
Tanya Louise Perry, Kirklees College SU campus officer
Alex Peters-Day, LSE Students’ Union general secretary
Joe Raynes, UEA SU non-portfolio union officer
Georgie Robertson, campaigns officer, Soas SU
Syed Rumman, London Metropolitan University SU vice-president education
Kelly Russell, Dudley College SU president
Salya Al Shaban, Bradford University SU Feminist Society president and SU community engagement officer
Max Shanly, South East representative on the Young Labour National Committee
Adam Smith, Coleg Gwent Students’ Union president
Matthew Smith, Ruskin College Students’ Union president
Kara Stubbs, Kent Union LGBT officer
Mohsin Tanveer, Bradford College Students’ Union disability officer
Anish Thakkar, Leicester College SU student governor
Catherine Ward, Tresham College Students’ Union vice-president Corby
Jake Woodier, University of Essex Students’ Union Campaigns Committee
George Venizelos, University of Essex Students’ Union, participation and involvement officer
Courage Aiguobasinmwin, Uclan Students’ Union Nigerian Society liaison officer
Zahra Asif, Brunel University Students’ Union, Law Society events manager
Sarandip Singh Batt, London Metropolitan University SU Labour Club founder
Alan Borgars, University of Hertfordshire Students’ Union NUS delegate 2013
Mark Borrett, Edinburgh College Students’ Association
Anais Bozetine-Powell, University College London Students’ Union
Sam Browse, University of Sheffield SU Student Broad Left Society
Steve Carver, University of Arts London Students’ Union
Cal Corkery, University of East Anglia SU Coalition of Resistance
Dominic Curran, University of Warwick Students’ Union student councillor
Jake Danby, University of Lincoln SU vice-chair Lincoln Labour
Sam Dathi, Soas Students’ Union Stop the War
Danielle DeLeon, University of Birmingham Guild of Students Ethnic Minorities Association
Josh Devine, Soas Anti-cuts
Fiona Edwards, Birkbeck, University of London SU and Student Broad Left secretary
Shadia Edwards-Dashti, Soas SU Stop the War Society president
Ben Hayes, Goldsmiths, University of London SU Stop the War Society
Rachael Hinds, University of Warwick SU, campaigns officer, LGBT Society
Dexter Hill, Longley Park Sixth Form College
Alison Hume, Edinburgh College Students’ Association
Daniel Kiddle, UWE SU Education Activist Network
Conrad Landin, Young Labour National Committee and University of Cambridge
Ben Metters, University of Greenwich SU Coalition of Resistance
Ben Millard, Kingston University SU Education Activist Network
James Moulding, University of Westminster SU Student Left Society
Stef Newton, Goldsmiths, University of London Students’ Union Stop the War Society
Rianna Jade Parker, University of East London SU and Black Feminists
Shereen Prasad, City and Islington College Students’ Union
Alex Prestage, Edge Hill University SU LGBT Society
Rebecca Sawbridge, K College Students’ Union
Ross Speer, LSE SU NUS delegate 2013
Ollie Vargas, Colchester Sixth Form
Jamie Wareham, University of Westminster Students’ Union LGBT Society

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